The cheapest times to fly from ORD to MQX are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • April 30th to June 3rd
  • September 10th to November 18th

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 MQX is mid January. Prices can be as high as $7666 for Sunday flights during mid to late November, or as low as $1074 for Friday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Mek’ele

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Mek’ele (MQX) will usually cost between $1126 to $1975 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1239. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late November, with an average price of $2197. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $958 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1396 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to MQX flight.

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

ORD to MQX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to MQX flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MQX, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into ORD. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Mek’ele, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Chicago. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $537 (26%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1305. Return trip prices are from the MQX 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 MQX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 13 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 ORD to MQX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Asmara International Airport (ASM) in Asmara

  • 133 miles (214 km) away from MQX
  • Usually 12.11% less expensive than MQX
  • 1-layover flights available

See ORD to ASM flights


Flight Hacking ORD to MQX

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 MQX — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1150
  • Average savings: $247 (17.66%)

See ORD to ADD flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian, Lufthansa, SAS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Mek’ele Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7356 miles or 11838 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ORD to MQX flight is about 14 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Mek’ele?

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


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 MQX
Destination airport name Mek’ele Airport
City Mek’ele
Country Ethiopia
Latitude 13.5
Longitude 39.5


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