The cheapest times to fly from MLE to AUS are

  • January 15th to January 28th
  • March 12th to July 22nd (except the week of March 19th)

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 AUS is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $8422 for Friday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1718 for Tuesday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to Austin

Flying from Male (MLE) to Austin, TX (AUS) will usually cost between $1744 to $5727 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $1824. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $6912. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $5088 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1991 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLE to AUS flight.

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

MLE to AUS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLE to AUS flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Malé. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to AUS, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MLE. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Austin, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Malé. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1237 (29%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2169. Return trip prices are from the AUS 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 AUS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from MLE to AUS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from AUS
  • Usually 16.52% less expensive than AUS
  • 1-layover flights available

See MLE to IAH flights

Destination alternative #2: William P Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston, TX

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from AUS
  • Usually 10.25% less expensive than AUS
  • 2-layover flights available

See MLE to HOU flights

Destination alternative #3: San Antonio International Airport (SAT) in San Antonio, TX

  • 66 miles (106 km) away from AUS
  • Usually 9.34% less expensive than AUS
  • 2-layover flights available

See MLE to SAT flights


Flight Hacking MLE to AUS

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 AUS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (MLE > HKG > AUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1287
  • Average savings: $704 (35.36%)

See MLE to LGW flights

Hack #2: London (MLE > LGW > AUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1426
  • Average savings: $565 (28.38%)

See MLE to HKG flights

Hack #3: Shanghai (MLE > PVG > AUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1452
  • Average savings: $539 (27.07%)

See MLE to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alaska, Alitalia, American, British Airways, China Eastern, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Austin – Bergstrom International Airport to Velana International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9989 miles or 16076 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLE to AUS flight is about 18 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Male and Austin, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from MLE to AUS.


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 AUS
Destination airport name Austin – Bergstrom International Airport
City Austin, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 30.2
Longitude -97.7


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