The cheapest times to fly from MLE to JFK are

  • January 22nd to April 22nd
  • May 14th to June 17th
  • September 10th to October 28th

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 JFK is late May. Prices can be as high as $1817 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1053 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Male (MLE) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $1088 to $1578 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $1119. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1634. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $515 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1243 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLE to JFK flight.

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

MLE to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLE to JFK flight is slightly 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $110 (8%) 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 $1239. Return trip prices are from the JFK 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 JFK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 40 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MLE to JFK

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 JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1129
  • Average savings: $114 (9.13%)

See MLE to BKK flights

Hack #2: Bangkok (MLE > BKK > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1152
  • Average savings: $91 (7.32%)

See MLE to KUL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1158
  • Average savings: $85 (6.8%)

See MLE to CMB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, Air India, Air Italy, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Velana International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8711 miles or 14019 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLE to JFK flight is about 16 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Male and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from MLE to JFK.


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 JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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