The cheapest times to fly from SLA to MLE are

  • February 5th to July 1st (except the week of April 30th)
  • October 22nd to December 2nd

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 SLA to MLE is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $5195 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $2614 for Monday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to Malé

Flying from Salta (SLA) to Male (MLE) will usually cost between $2685 to $3986 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $2634. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $4272. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1638 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2885 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLA to MLE flight.

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

SLA to MLE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLA to MLE flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Salta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MLE, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into SLA. 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 $266 (8%) 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 $3022. Return trip prices are from the MLE to SLA 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 SLA to MLE can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 50 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SLA to MLE

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 SLA to MLE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Rome (SLA > FCO > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1685
  • Average savings: $1200 (41.6%)

See SLA to MXP flights

Hack #2: Milan (SLA > MXP > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1740
  • Average savings: $1145 (39.69%)

See SLA to FCO flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (SLA > MIA > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1761
  • Average savings: $1124 (38.97%)

See SLA to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, Emirates, Etihad, Iberia, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Velana International Airport to Salta Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9364 miles or 15070 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SLA to MLE flight is about 17 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between Salta and Male?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from SLA to MLE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSLA
Origination airport nameSalta Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeMLE
Destination airport nameVelana International Airport
Countrythe Maldives


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