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Cheap flights from Melbourne Airport to Chennai from $387

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Chennai departing on 15/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
MEL — MAA
5 Mar — 12 Mar1
1 adult
Tue 5/3
Tue 12/3

The best prices from Melbourne to Chennai are usually found in October or August, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Monday

Cheap flight deals from Melbourne to Chennai

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Melbourne (MEL) to Chennai (MAA). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 1 March 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

October

Round-trip from

$1,475

One-way from

$592
High demand for flights, 35% potential price rise
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From Melbourne to Chennai
One-way flight from Melbourne to Chennai

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne Airport to Chennai?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 13% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Chennai?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 58 days in advance, which can save you up to 34% on flights from Melbourne Airport to Chennai compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 58 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,422. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,757.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai?

Our data shows that October tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Chennai from Melbourne Airport. Users have commonly found prices around $1,363 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $847. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai (MEL - MAA)?

It’s optimal to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 7% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at midday.

Cheap SriLankan Airlines flights from Melbourne to Chennai

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by SriLankan Airlines for the route between Melbourne and Chennai. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Find some of the cheapest SriLankan Airlines flights travelling from Melbourne to Chennai. Make sure to double check the flight details before booking.
Thu 14/317:25MEL - MAA
1 stop20h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Mon 18/316:05MAA - MEL
1 stop18h 20mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 28/2$987
Thu 14/317:25MEL - MAA
1 stop20h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Mon 18/309:40MAA - MEL
1 stop24h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 27/2$993
Tue 12/317:25MEL - MAA
1 stop20h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Tue 7/516:05MAA - MEL
1 stop18h 05mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 29/2$1,035
Sat 9/317:25MEL - MAA
1 stop20h 45mSriLankan Airlines
Mon 11/309:40MAA - MEL
2 stops32h 25mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 29/2$1,281
Fri 8/300:30MEL - MAA
2 stops24h 55mSriLankan Airlines
Sun 10/303:00MAA - MEL
2 stops39h 05mSriLankan Airlines
Deal found 29/2$1,908

Cheap Singapore Airlines flights from Melbourne to Chennai

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Singapore Airlines for the route between Melbourne and Chennai. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Take a gander at the lowest prices we've found on Singapore Airlines flights from Melbourne to Chennai. Make sure to examine the flight information before completing your reservation.
Mon 29/409:15MEL - MAA
1 stop17h 15mSingapore Airlines
Tue 18/623:15MAA - MEL
1 stop13h 25mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 29/2$1,008
Thu 25/418:25MEL - MAA
1 stop19h 25mSingapore Airlines
Mon 3/610:30MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 00mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 29/2$1,030
Tue 23/418:25MEL - MAA
1 stop19h 25mSingapore Airlines
Tue 25/610:30MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 00mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 29/2$1,051
Wed 24/409:15MEL - MAA
1 stop17h 15mSingapore Airlines
Tue 18/623:15MAA - MEL
1 stop13h 25mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 29/2$1,085
Tue 23/418:25MEL - MAA
1 stop19h 25mSingapore Airlines
Sat 22/610:30MAA - MEL
1 stop26h 10mSingapore Airlines
Deal found 29/2$1,107

Cheap Melbourne to Chennai flights in March & April 2024

Find cheap flight options from Melbourne to Chennai specifically for the months of March and April 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Prices were last updated on 1 March 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Chennai in 2024 at this time. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Mon 11/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mScoot
Sat 30/300:35MAA - MEL
1 stop30h 40mScoot
Deal found 28/2$652
Thu 7/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sat 16/323:45MAA - MEL
1 stop23h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$675
Thu 7/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
Fri 15/308:05MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$692
Wed 6/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mScoot
Fri 15/300:35MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 25mScoot
Deal found 29/2$693
Mon 4/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
Mon 1/423:45MAA - MEL
1 stop23h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$696
Thu 7/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mScoot
Thu 14/300:35MAA - MEL
1 stop14h 10mScoot
Deal found 29/2$698
Wed 6/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sat 16/323:45MAA - MEL
1 stop23h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$699
Mon 4/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mScoot
Sun 31/300:35MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 10mScoot
Deal found 27/2$706
Mon 11/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sun 31/323:15MAA - MEL
1 stop24h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$709

Melbourne to Chennai 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Melbourne and Chennai in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on flights to Chennai in 2024 at this time. If these deals don't appeal to you, be sure to come back soon for more options.
Mon 11/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mScoot
Sat 30/300:35MAA - MEL
1 stop30h 40mScoot
Deal found 28/2$652
Mon 8/400:10MEL - MAA
1 stop27h 25mMultiple Airlines
Wed 24/408:15MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$656
Tue 9/421:20MEL - MAA
1 stop31h 00mMultiple Airlines
Wed 24/408:15MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$667
Thu 7/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sat 16/323:45MAA - MEL
1 stop23h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$675
Fri 26/412:45MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 35mScoot
Wed 19/600:35MAA - MEL
1 stop30h 40mScoot
Deal found 29/2$684
Thu 7/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
Fri 15/308:05MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$692
Wed 6/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mScoot
Fri 15/300:35MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 25mScoot
Deal found 29/2$693
Mon 4/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
Mon 1/423:45MAA - MEL
1 stop23h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$696
Wed 24/405:15MEL - MAA
1 stop22h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sun 23/623:45MAA - MEL
1 stop19h 05mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$698

Melbourne to Chennai flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Melbourne to Chennai for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Users seeking a last-minute flight from Melbourne to Chennai should consider booking one of these fares. Tip: verify your flight details before completing your reservation.
Thu 7/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
Fri 15/308:05MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$692
Wed 6/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mScoot
Fri 15/300:35MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 25mScoot
Deal found 29/2$693
Thu 7/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mScoot
Thu 14/300:35MAA - MEL
1 stop14h 10mScoot
Deal found 29/2$698
Wed 6/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sat 16/323:45MAA - MEL
1 stop23h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$699
Wed 6/312:50MEL - MAA
1 stop16h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sun 17/308:05MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$739
Thu 7/313:35MEL - MAA
1 stop15h 45mMultiple Airlines
Sun 17/308:05MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$742
Thu 7/313:35MEL - MAA
2 stops39h 35mMultiple Airlines
Sun 17/308:05MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$762
Wed 6/313:35MEL - MAA
2 stops23h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sun 17/308:05MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$764
Thu 7/313:35MEL - MAA
2 stops23h 50mMultiple Airlines
Sun 17/308:05MAA - MEL
1 stop15h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2$782

One-way flights to Chennai from Melbourne

Search for one-way flight options from Melbourne to Chennai. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Some of the best available deals we've found on one-way flights from Melbourne to Chennai. Users needing a return flight from Melbourne to Chennai should utilise the search form above.
Fri 15/321:15MEL - MAA
2 stops48h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$387
Thu 14/301:00MEL - MAA
1 stop27h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$394
Mon 18/313:35MEL - MAA
2 stops23h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$397
Fri 15/321:15MEL - MAA
1 stop32h 05mScoot
Deal found 28/2$407
Mon 18/322:30MEL - MAA
3 stops29h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$443
Mon 4/313:35MEL - MAA
2 stops23h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$452
Thu 14/301:00MEL - MAA
2 stops19h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$481
Fri 15/307:10MEL - MAA
3 stops21h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2$498
Mon 4/313:35MEL - MAA
3 stops24h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2$500

Find flights from Melbourne to Chennai within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Melbourne to Chennai that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.

Fly from

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Budget

$589 - $1,105

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Price

MelbourneChennai

MEL - MAA

MELMAA

Melbourne

Wed 17/4

1 stop15h 35m

Chennai

Sat 4/5

1 stop15h 10m

$589

MelbourneChennai

MEL - MAA

MELMAA

Melbourne

Mon 8/4

1 stop15h 35m

Chennai

Mon 22/4

1 stop15h 10m

$592

MelbourneChennai

MEL - MAA

MELMAA

Melbourne

Wed 24/4

1 stop15h 35m

Chennai

Thu 20/6

1 stop24h 25m

$603

MelbourneChennai

MEL - MAA

MELMAA

Melbourne

Mon 18/3

1 stop30h 50m

Chennai

Sun 24/3

1 stop15h 25m

$607

MelbourneChennai

MEL - MAA

MELMAA

Melbourne

Mon 8/4

1 stop15h 35m

Chennai

Tue 23/4

1 stop23h 45m

$633

MelbourneChennai

MEL - MAA

MELMAA

Melbourne

Thu 14/3

1 stop20h 45m

Chennai

Mon 18/3

1 stop18h 20m

$987

MelbourneChennai

MEL - MAA

MELMAA

Melbourne

Mon 29/4

1 stop17h 15m

Chennai

Tue 18/6

1 stop13h 25m

$1,008

MelbourneChennai

MEL - MAA

MELMAA

Melbourne

Mon 29/4

1 stop29h 00m

Chennai

Sat 22/6

1 stop16h 05m

$1,064

MelbourneChennai

MEL - MAA

MELMAA

Melbourne

Mon 11/3

1 stop15h 45m

Chennai

Tue 7/5

1 stop14h 50m

$1,105

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When is the best time to book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Chennai?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Melbourne to Chennai. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
The best time to book flights from Melbourne Airport to Chennai is 57 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Melbourne to Chennai. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Midday
Afternoon
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Melbourne Airport to Chennai flight should consider departing on Tuesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Saturday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Chennai by month

Plan your trip from Melbourne to Chennai by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Melbourne to Chennai is currently $440 while a return flight costs $799. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Melbourne Airport to Chennai (average of $624). Flying from Melbourne Airport to Chennai in December is currently the most expensive (average of $1,131). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

$1,071

February

$959

March

$1,041

April

$1,131

May

$1,087

June

$1,233

July

$1,114

August

$1,055

September

$1,222

October

$1,075

November

$1,108

December

$1,739

Temperature and rainfall in Chennai by month

Plan your trip to Chennai by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

MAA

Temperature

25 - 33 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Chennai

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Chennai. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Chennai. Reviews last updated 1 March 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly from Melbourne to Chennai, see what other customers have to say about SriLankan Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

8.1
Very Good
4,318 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7.8
Good
1,335 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7.5
Good
446 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

7.3
Good
148 reviews
8.3
Very Good
1,558 reviews

Comfort

8.2

Crew

8.7

Boarding

8.5

Overall

8.3

Food

7.9

Entertainment

8.2

Reviews

1 / 10

Everything went smoothly, the staff was friendly, the special meal was correct. It was with Singapore Airlines for the first two legs (Penang to Singapore then Singapore to LAX). The final leg of LAX to BWI was with United.

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Melbourne to Chennai. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Chennai from Melbourne?

If you book a flight to Chennai from Melbourne, you will be flying to Chennai, which is the city’s only airport. Chennai (MAA) is located 16.5 km from the centre of Chennai. There are 0 flights from Melbourne to Chennai per day from 14 different airlines.

Can I find flights from Melbourne Airport to Chennai for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne Airport to Chennai for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Scoot for just $589, but on average you can expect to pay $663.

Are there last-minute flights available from Melbourne Airport to Chennai for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Melbourne Airport to Chennai within the next 7 days for less than $700.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai round-trip?

Flying on Scoot is currently your cheapest option to Chennai, with prices starting at $589. Scoot is priced at 56% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai one-way?

$407 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Scoot. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines, with prices starting from $644 and $684, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne Airport to Chennai?

What does MEL to MAA mean?

MEL stands for Melbourne Airport, while MAA stands for Chennai Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

Where are the most common stopover locations when flying from Melbourne Airport to Chennai?

What are some popular things to do or see while on a stopover in Singapore?

The majority of Singapore visitors spend their time at Sentosa, Fort Canning Park, and Marina Square. Travellers on a stopover Singapore can visit Sentosa, Fort Canning Park, and Marina Square, by traveling 21.6 km, 17.3 km, and 16.4 km, respectively after landing at Singapore Changi. Travellers can book a car hire at Singapore Changi for about $151 per day to make their sightseeing more efficient.

What are some popular points of interest to see during a stopover in Kuala Lumpur?

Kuala Lumpur travellers tend to visit Petronas Towers, Central Market, and Kuala Lumpur Tower more than any other notable places. Petronas Towers, Central Market, and Kuala Lumpur Tower can be accessed by travelling approximately 46.6 km, 45.2 km, and 46.0 km, respectively from Kuala Lumpur Intl. Those looking to explore during their stopover in Kuala Lumpur can hire a car from Kuala Lumpur Intl for about $49 per day.

What are points of interest worth seeing during a stopover in Bangkok?

If you're on a stopover in Bangkok and looking for things to do, consider visiting Pratunam, Patpong Night Market, or Victory Monument. Pratunam, Patpong Night Market, and Victory Monument can be visited by travelling about 23.8 km, 24.0 km, and 24.4 km respectively from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi. Those on a stopover in Bangkok in need of a car hire can book one at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi for about $64.

Where are the least popular stopover locations for Melbourne Airport to Chennai flights?

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Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai

Discover the top 10 airlines that operate flights from Melbourne to Chennai. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 702,028 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
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AirAsiaCheapest$272Average$399FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%
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AirAsia XCheapest$531Average$1,024FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%
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ScootCheapest$628Average$1,043FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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SriLankan AirlinesCheapest$774Average$1,063FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%
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Qantas AirwaysCheapest$827Average$1,126FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%
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Air IndiaCheapest$843Average$1,206FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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IndiGoCheapest$910Average$1,277FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time80%
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Malaysia AirlinesCheapest$933Average