The cheapest times to fly from MLE to PBI are

  • January 15th to June 17th (except the weeks of February 12th, March 19th, April 2nd, and April 16th)
  • October 8th to November 18th (except the weeks of October 15th and October 29th)

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 PBI is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $3100 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1349 for Wednesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to West Palm Beach

Flying from Male (MLE) to West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL (PBI) will usually cost between $1480 to $2388 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 $1539. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $3100. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1561 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1707 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLE to PBI flight.

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

MLE to PBI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLE to PBI 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 depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to West Palm Beach, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Malé. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $381 (15%) 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 $1664. Return trip prices are from the PBI 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 PBI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 23 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MLE to PBI

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 PBI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Beijing (MLE > PEK > PBI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1404
  • Average savings: $304 (17.78%)

See MLE to HKG flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1447
  • Average savings: $261 (15.26%)

See MLE to PEK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1452
  • Average savings: $255 (14.94%)

See MLE to CMB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air India, Alitalia, American, China Eastern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Iberia, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Palm Beach International Airport to Velana International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9668 miles or 15559 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLE to PBI flight is about 18 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Male and West Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from MLE to PBI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMLE
Origination airport nameVelana International Airport
Countrythe Maldives

Return Airport

Destination codePBI
Destination airport namePalm Beach International Airport
CityWest Palm Beach/Palm Beach, FL
Countrythe United States


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