The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MGQ are

  • January 8th to April 15th
  • April 30th to May 13th
  • September 10th to December 2nd (except the weeks of September 24th and October 1st)

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 ORD to MGQ is early March. Prices can be as high as $2212 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $1353 for Monday flights around early March.


When to Fly to Mogadishu

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Mogadishu (MGQ) will usually cost between $1389 to $1914 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $1411. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1927. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $517 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1504 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MGQ flight.

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

ORD to MGQ Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MGQ, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Mogadishu, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $154 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1539. Return trip prices are from the MGQ to ORD 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 ORD to MGQ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 47 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ORD to MGQ

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 ORD to MGQ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Addis Ababa (ORD > ADD > MGQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1247
  • Average savings: $258 (17.12%)

See ORD to ADD flights

Hack #2: Nairobi (ORD > NBO > MGQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1329
  • Average savings: $175 (11.64%)

See ORD to NBO flights

Hack #3: Dubai (ORD > DXB > MGQ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1431
  • Average savings: $73 (4.85%)

See ORD to DXB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ORD to MGQ? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian, Finnair, Kenya Airways, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Aden Adde International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8222 miles or 13232 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ORD to MGQ?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MGQ flight is about 15 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Mogadishu?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ORD
Origination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9

Return Airport

Destination code MGQ
Destination airport name Aden Adde International Airport
City Mogadishu
Country Somalia
Latitude 2
Longitude 45.3


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