The cheapest times to fly from SLC to MLE are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • February 26th to April 8th (except the weeks of March 12th and March 26th)
  • August 20th to December 16th

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 SLC to MLE is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $14400 for Sunday flights during early to mid June, or as low as $1133 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Malé

Flying from Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) to Male (MLE) will usually cost between $1162 to $4893 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $1211. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid June, with an average price of $3742. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2530 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1424 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SLC to MLE flight.

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

SLC to MLE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SLC to MLE flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Salt Lake City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Malé, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Salt Lake City. 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 $1341. Return trip prices are from the MLE to SLC 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 SLC to MLE 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 SLC 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 SLC to MLE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (SLC > SIN > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1123
  • Average savings: $301 (21.14%)

See SLC to SIN flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SLC > JFK > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1244
  • Average savings: $180 (12.64%)

See SLC to JFK flights

Hack #3: Kuala Lumpur (SLC > KUL > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1263
  • Average savings: $162 (11.34%)

See SLC to KUL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 29 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Fiji Airways, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 59 available flights from SLC to MLE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SLC
Origination airport name Salt Lake City International Airport
City Salt Lake City, UT
Country the United States
Latitude 40.8
Longitude -112

Return Airport

Destination code MLE
Destination airport name Velana International Airport
City Male
Country the Maldives
Latitude 4.2
Longitude 73.5


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