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Flights to Maldives in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,397Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from$1,805From Auckland to Malé

Cheapest prices for Maldives flights by month

January
$1,562
February
$1,290
March
$1,289
April
$1,407
May
$1,369
June
$1,374
July
$1,476
August
$1,350
September
$1,310
October
$1,337
November
$1,299
December
$1,706
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Maldives is currently March; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Maldives?

AKL - MLE
Price
$1,289 - $2,153
MLE
Temperature
30 - 32 °C
MLE
Rainfall
3 - 31 mm

Peak season:

A tropical haven in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are an archipelago consisting of 1,192 islets of which 200 are inhabited. Flights to the Maldives are booked by honeymooners, divers, snorkelers and sunseekers from all over the world who wish to enjoy a holiday in one of the luxury island resorts. There are a quantity of 4 star and 5 star hotels to choose from, so a stay in the Maldives is guaranteed to involve pampering and relaxation fit for a king or queen. It’s not all massages and mud packs either, the major resort islands have a vibrant nightlife with underwater night clubs, beach parties and organised entertainment for guests. There are numerous restaurants where you can savour first class local and international cuisine. The islands also offer some of the best dive spots in the world with a rich marine life, pristine coral reefs and shipwrecks to explore. Between December and April is considered the peak tourist season with Christmas and New Year’s the most expensive time to book flights to the Maldives. August also coincides with the European summer holidays so expect flight ticket prices to rise and book well in advance.

Off season:

Between May and November, the weather is less guaranteed in the Maldives with cloudy skies, higher humidity and greater chance of rain. The southwest monsoon brings rain between June and August. You may be lucky enough to find sales offering the cheapest flights to the Maldives at this time if you get in quick.

When is the best time to book a flight to Maldives?

There’s no bad time to book flights to the Maldives. The islands are sunny year round with the temperature averaging 30C. If you had to pick a time then between November and April is optimal with the northeast monsoon bringing dry weather. November and April themselves are popular months with divers due to the excellent water visibility. Note that the Maldives is a strict Muslim country and does celebrate Ramadan but this shouldn’t greatly affect your stay in a resort.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Maldives?

The cheapest day to fly to Maldives is usually Wednesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Maldives?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Maldives. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to Maldives?

Flights from London to Maldives: 12 hours 35 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Maldives: 12 hours 50 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Maldives: 12 hours 40 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Maldives: 13 hours 25 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Maldives?

Flights to the Maldives from the UK are operated by: British Airways, Cathay Pacific, SriLankan Airlines, Turkish Airlines Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways and many other airlines. Flights will involve at least one stopover depending on the hub of the airline.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Flights to the Maldives land at Male International Airport (MLE) on Hulhule Island in the North Male Atoll. A ferry service operates regularly to and from the airport to Male city or there are speedboat transfers to nearby resorts. Some resorts offer complimentary transport from the airport with package holiday deals. Trans Maldivian Airways and Maldivian Air Taxi (PTE) Ltd offer inter-island Maldives flights.

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