The cheapest times to fly from MLE to ATL are

  • January 15th to April 8th (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • October 29th to November 25th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MLE to ATL is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $3230 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1202 for Wednesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Male (MLE) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $1227 to $2067 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $1489. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2864. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1375 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1675 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLE to ATL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MLE to ATL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MLE to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLE to ATL flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Malé. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ATL, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MLE. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $232 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1520. Return trip prices are from the ATL to MLE flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MLE to ATL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 60 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MLE to ATL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MLE to ATL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (MLE > KUL > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1158
  • Average savings: $517 (30.87%)

See MLE to HKG flights

Hack #2: Hong Kong (MLE > HKG > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1287
  • Average savings: $388 (23.16%)

See MLE to KUL flights

Hack #3: Colombo (MLE > CMB > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1318
  • Average savings: $357 (21.31%)

See MLE to CMB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MLE to ATL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Iberia, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Velana International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9451 miles or 15210 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MLE to ATL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLE to ATL flight is about 17 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Male and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from MLE to ATL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MLE
Origination airport name Velana International Airport
City Male
Country the Maldives
Latitude 4.2
Longitude 73.5

Return Airport

Destination code ATL
Destination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4


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