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Malé3 stops$1,213

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January

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March

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$653
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 41% increase in price.
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  • How long is the flight to the Maldives?

    An average direct flight from New Zealand to the Maldives takes 31h 22m, covering a distance of 17965 km. The most popular route is Auckland - Malé with an average flight time of 25h 55m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to the Maldives?

    The cheapest ticket to the Maldives from New Zealand found in the last 72 hours was $1,213. The most popular route is from Auckland to Malé and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $1,213.

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Top 5 airlines flying to the Maldives

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from New Zealand to the Maldives? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
8.3
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1558 reviews
85boarding
82comfort
87crew
82entertainment
79food
83overall
Airline reviews

They were able to assist my elderly father and myself after not being able to check in to scoot. The counter service was phenomenal. They did what they could to get us on the next plane so we could catch our Connecting flight. Scoot closed early on us so we ended up missing our flight.

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They were able to assist my elderly father and myself after not being able to check in to scoot. The counter service was phenomenal. They did what they could to get us on the next plane so we could catch our Connecting flight. Scoot closed early on us so we ended up missing our flight.

Even though it was a very full flight, the service was still excellent, the plane did not feel too cramped and cabin crew made a sincere effort to help passengers find overhead space for stowing luggage.

The seat comfort, the food and of course the crew, they made you feel welcome and relaxed 😊

The overall operation needs to be improved. The in-flight services took forever and sometimes ran out of options.

Left hr late & arrived 1hr late luggage was slow to be offloaded! The flight crew & food were good! Movie selection was ok!

Would have been nice to have more variety and less dairy in the Indian Vegetarian special meal. Why do they include Parathas as part of the entree and also on the side (substitute for bread/roll)? Also, no need for so much dairy...don't need milk packet, yogurt and Chobani Greek yogurt in the same meal.

A very small gate at Singapore airport, lots of people packed into a small area…. A Petrie dish for infection. The flight was late although the captain did make up time. We had an aisle and middle economy class seat on the plane. The flight appeared to be very full. The seats were small, hard and very uncomfortable with minimal leg room. I’m a small woman and felt really cramped. My husband is a big man and stated he was unable to move at all in his seat. We were given 2 meals during the flight from Singapore to Brisbane. Our first meal was okay at best but the second meal was inedible. I think it was supposed to be veg in pastry but the pastry was full of air with minimal if any filling. The staff were pleasant and efficient. Getting off the plane went without any problems. It did take an extended period of time for our bags to come out onto the carousel. For the best ‘airline’ in the world, it was pretty poor. If Singapore is the best, what are the others like?

Flight was delayed by 2 hours. No entertainment on the 737-800NG. Somewhat squeezy.

The flight was close to on time. My suitcase was not loaded in Bangkok and was delivered 24 hours later.

Please have the artiste showcase of classic international movies. Please have better food. There was no dessert or yogurt in my Ind Veg meal.

Absolutely terrible delays for 3 hours changed seats after we paid an upgrade on both legs. It appears it’s up to us to request a refund after they down graded our seat. Never again !!

This airline is one of the best Ihave travel around the world well use them again in the future the food was higher quality plus your personal aboard communicated in many languages on our flights 13 this was amazing 👏 🤩 😀 👌 😄 thank you

Good but needs to improve cleanliness Coffee serve cold Needs to raise standard serving food Otherwise good

Newly reconfigured 380 I assume. Has a new ife with usb c ports and Bluetooth connections

Check-in process at Bengaluru airport was atrociously slow. Emirates should allow baggage drop option after online check-in and verification of documents. The rest of the flight was quite good and we didn't have any complaints.

Check-in counter at the airport took more than an hour of standing in queue with online checkin. And after entering the gate the flight delayed more than 30 mins.

Me and 2 other rows were forgotten during food service. We waited over an hour before they finally served our food. Then only had what was left. They did apologize. Also, they locked the bathroom due to turbulence and my 4 year old had to pee himself because they wouldn’t unlock it for him.

The boarding was very chaotic and some airline staff were rude. This needs attending to.

Emirates flights always nice. Service rendered by the staff is superb.I am always comfortable in Emirates flights.

Lovely experience. I feel like travelling in Emirates.. The flights are always superb.Vegan food served was really good..

Boarding delayed, no communication. I left the lounge, and heard a final call, boarding started after a 30 minutes.

Very very poor service. Authorities must take action against this airline immediately. Total failure to follow the rules and regulations of an international airline

Terrible airlines - suffered entire flight due to food poisoning from stale food

INDIGO connection is extremely bad.. will never book QATAR flight with Indigo connection.. I spend more money on Qatar flight to get better service but Indigo connection is worst than local flights

There was no phone charger, uncomfortable seats, unprofessional flight attendants, didn’t like food. Could not reserve seat in advance

This was a really enjoyable flight. Even though I was in economy, I had a great deal of leg space, I had a nice meal, and the flight staff was helpful and friendly. A really great flight.

Ambience of the aircraft was great. Spacious seats with sufficient leg room in economy class. The layover could have been shorter.

Qatar screwed up by delaying our onward journey for refueling, which resulted in missing our connecting flight to India. the airport qater staff at Doha, herded us like cattle in a very incohesive and uncoordinated way. We were then given 2 options: either catch our original flight the Next day ( After 24.hrs) or catch 2 flights instead , to goto our destination in India. All this, for paying a premium for Qatar.

This flight was packed and undercrewd! Service cart cam by twice on a 14 hour flight

Check-in staff were not very pleasing and sounded to be rude, even though I hold a platinum membership. The aircraft is brand new and good. As it's a short flight no other comments.

Very good crew, very efficient. Unfortunately not all items listed in duty free catalog were available.

Many changes need to be addressed from airport check in to flight departure. If they observe other major airlines, then they can expect what Sri Lankan airlines need to update their procedures.

Very professional and well managed. On time, great staff and comfortable.

Smooth takeoff and landing. Best service experience in all our travels over the years. Caring and attentive crew. Loved our flight to and fro.

not looking like a national flag carrier.. both the ground team and flight team are far from being kind and helpful. Not sure what's wrong.

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Terrible experience. Unexpected wait due to staff delay was not taken proper care. Food inflight could be better where as flight attendees on flight hospitality was 100%

Aircraft used fir this route was pretty old. Seats 💺 were hard & difficult to reclaim although it was flat bed

Because of the bubble agreement b/w India and Srilanka, I was not allowed to board the flight to Columbo. My experience about airport representatives was good. They were through in their job and saved my family from getting stuck in Columbo (as I would not be able to fly to Doha because of bubble agreement). So by their prompt attention, such a catastrophe was avoided. For this reason, even without flying with them, I would rate them 7/10.

We were cutting it close on our connecting flight and notified all staff at departing gate and flight attendants. From the start, we were told to check in with the international transfer desk by everyone, except for one lady who wanted to argue the time difference that was already taken into account. We also asked if we could try to exit the plane first (our family of 4 and 8 others on the same connecting flight). They just told us to check in with international transfers. We landed and had very little time to make our next flight. We were not offered any assistance or communication to the receiving gate. We ran all the way to the international transfers gate only to be turned away. I think we could have made it if we were allowed to exit and a call was made to other check in counter. After that we spent 6 grueling hours with our kids trying to rebook a flight. No food of any type of compensation was offered besides a dirty hotel room. The ladies with China Eastern at the Shanghai International counter were rude an unhelpful. We were directed to 3 different counters and waited before they said they forgot about a hotel. It was a long, miserable day. I believe this could have all been avoided.

You’re in the three parts of my life, the China Eastern air crew remembered and wish me happy birthday. I was given pastries on two different occasions and a complementary drink. The stew is wish me happy birthday and gave me a birthday card. Everything was first class. Thank you.

Couldn’t fly since they wouldn’t issue a boarding ticket. Something to do with not taking the departing flight since it was cancelled due to weather. No notice or anything about the trip being invalid. The app made it seem like I was all good for it. Never trusting travel agency

A lot of value considering the cheap ticket prices. All meals served were Chinese food. Would fly them again considering the ticket was half the price of any others

Pros: "Great crew in business class!"
Cons: "Wifi was terrible, entertainment is below average and angle seats for a 12 hour flight is sub par. The food was so so"
Cons: "Layover was too long. The airline changed the flight schedules"
Pros: "Crews are amazing but the set is a little too tight."
Cons: "WiFi never work and food was bad everything is salty."
Pros: "We had nice reclining seat, I was able to sleep comfortably."
Cons: "They ran out of some of the food so we had less options. The main dish was ok but the side salad was wilted and did not look fresh."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "It was like riding on s cardboard box. The most uncomfortable seats I've ever sat in for a transpacific flight."
Pros: "Seats reclined more than most airlines"
Cons: "4 hour delay ON the plane for an 11+hour flight? They could have deplaned us. The flight attendants were rude. Worst flight of my life - never flying China East airlines again"

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Recent return flight deals

12/3Tue
3 stopsChina Eastern
30h 00mAKL-MLE
16/3Sat
1 stopChina Eastern
37h 25mMLE-AKL
$1,213
12/3Tue
1 stopChina Eastern
27h 50mAKL-MLE
16/3Sat
3 stopsChina Eastern
28h 30mMLE-AKL
$1,224
12/3Tue
3 stopsChina Eastern
30h 00mAKL-MLE
16/3Sat
3 stopsChina Eastern
28h 30mMLE-AKL
$1,236
12/3Tue
1 stopQatar Airways
23h 10mAKL-MLE
15/3Fri
1 stopQatar Airways
43h 30mMLE-AKL
$2,373
12/3Tue
1 stopQatar Airways
23h 20mAKL-MLE
15/3Fri
1 stopQatar Airways
43h 30mMLE-AKL
$2,439
12/3Tue
2 stopsEmirates
30h 50mAKL-MLE
16/3Sat
1 stopEmirates
32h 45mMLE-AKL
$2,445
12/3Tue
2 stopsEmirates
31h 25mAKL-MLE
16/3Sat
1 stopEmirates
42h 00mMLE-AKL
$2,472
4/7Thu
1 stopSingapore Airlines
28h 45mAKL-MLE
9/7Tue
1 stopSingapore Airlines
16h 15mMLE-AKL
$2,613
11/3Mon
2 stopsSriLankan Airlines
26h 05mAKL-MLE
16/3Sat
2 stopsSriLankan Airlines
19h 35mMLE-AKL
$2,903
11/3Mon
2 stopsSriLankan Airlines
26h 05mAKL-MLE
16/3Sat
2 stopsSriLankan Airlines
19h 35mMLE-AKL
$2,934

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