Fly from Australia to the Maldives from $558 round-trip

There are currently some very good deals available on flights from Australia to the Maldives, a sought-after island holiday destination located to the south of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean.

Air Asia and Singapore Airlines both have cheap flights to the Maldives, starting at just $558 return from Perth, or $563 return from Melbourne. The Maldives is normally quite an expensive destination, so it’s nice to see affordable airfares to paradise.

Cheap Air Asia flights from Australia to the Maldives

Air Asia has some great deals available from Perth, Sydney and Melbourne (where the airline flies from Avalon Airport) to Malé, the capital of the Maldives.

Flights from Perth to Malé are on sale from $563.38 return, via Kuala Lumpur. You can save an additional $6, bringing the price down to $557.38 return, by booking on a computer and logging into your Asia Asia BIG Loyalty account (it’s free to join).

Sample AirAsia fare from Perth to Malé on the Air Asia website
Sample AirAsia fare from Perth to Malé on the Air Asia website

Air Asia flights from Melbourne to Malé (via Kuala Lumpur) are available from $569 return, or $563 return for logged-in members of Air Asia’s Loyalty program. Fares from Sydney to Malé are similarly priced, however we couldn’t find any great deals on Air Asia flights from the Gold Coast.

These Air Asia fares do not include extras such as meals, checked baggage and seat selection. You can add these by purchasing a “Value Pack” for an additional fee of $89.98 each way (from Perth to Malé) or $98.48 each way (from Melbourne to Malé). You can book on the Air Asia website.

That said, if you’re going to add checked baggage and meals, you should consider flying with Singapore Airlines instead. All Singapore Airlines tickets include checked baggage and meals. You’ll also get access to in-flight entertainment and a more comfortable seat on Singapore Airlines, as well as the ability to earn Velocity points or KrisFlyer miles.

If you’re flying from Perth to Malé, a Singapore Airlines ticket will actually cost you less than an Air Asia ticket with the Value Pack added on. From other Australian cities, the price difference is marginal.

Cheap Singapore Airlines flights from Australia to the Maldives

Singapore Airlines has flights available from Perth to Malé from just $717 return.

Example of a PER-MLE fare on the Singapore Airlines website
Example of a PER-MLE fare on the Singapore Airlines website

Cheap flights to the Maldives are also available from other Australian cities:

  • Fly from Canberra to Malé from $797 return
  • Fly from Melbourne to Malé from $801 return
  • Fly from Darwin to Malé from $801 return
  • Fly from Adelaide to Malé from $811 return
  • Fly from Cairns to Malé from $815 return
  • Fly from Brisbane to Malé from $821 return
  • Fly from Sydney to Malé from $827 return
Example of a MEL-MLE fare on the Singapore Airlines website
Example of a MEL-MLE fare on the Singapore Airlines website

These Singapore Airlines flights are available for travel from 2-20 March; 20 April-18 June; 13 July-18 September; or 5 October-30 November this year. In other words, they’re just not available during Australian school holidays. Note that some flights between Singapore and Malé are operated by Silk Air.

These flights book into “K” class, so you can earn Velocity points and status credits at “Economy Lite” rates. On a return trip from Sydney to Malé, as an example, you could earn 100 Velocity status credits and around 6,000 Velocity points.

Free stopovers in Singapore are possible, and this sale ends on 28 February 2020. You can book on the Singapore Airlines website.

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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

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