The cheapest times to fly from MLE to SLC are

  • January 15th to January 28th
  • March 26th to July 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 SLC is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $10700 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $1313 for Tuesday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Salt Lake City

Flying from Male (MLE) to Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) will usually cost between $1529 to $5695 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $1583. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $6579. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4996 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1817 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MLE to SLC flight.

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

MLE to SLC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLE to SLC 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 depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Salt Lake City, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Malé. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1738 (44%) 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 $1904. Return trip prices are from the SLC 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 SLC 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 44 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MLE to SLC

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 SLC — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1253
  • Average savings: $565 (31.07%)

See MLE to KUL flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (MLE > KUL > SLC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1381
  • Average savings: $436 (24%)

See MLE to HKG flights

Hack #3: Bangalore (MLE > BLR > SLC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1486
  • Average savings: $332 (18.24%)

See MLE to BLR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alaska, Alitalia, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, Finnair, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Salt Lake City International Airport to Velana International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9308 miles or 14980 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLE to SLC flight is about 17 hour 44 minutes.

How many flights go between Male and Salt Lake City, UT?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from MLE to SLC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMLE
Origination airport nameVelana International Airport
Countrythe Maldives

Return Airport

Destination codeSLC
Destination airport nameSalt Lake City International Airport
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Countrythe United States


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