The cheapest times to fly from MSY to NBO are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • February 26th to May 20th (except the weeks of April 2nd, April 9th, and May 7th)
  • September 3rd to December 9th (except the week of October 29th)

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 MSY to NBO is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1882 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $882 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Nairobi

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Nairobi (NBO) will usually cost between $910 to $1481 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $915. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1714. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $799 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1031 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to NBO flight.

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

MSY to NBO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to NBO flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New Orleans. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to NBO, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into MSY. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Nairobi, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to New Orleans. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $129 (11%) 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 $1029. Return trip prices are from the NBO to MSY 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 MSY to NBO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSY to NBO

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 MSY to NBO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (MSY > JFK > NBO)

  • Price for both tickets: $939
  • Average savings: $92 (8.93%)

See MSY to JFK flights

Hack #2: Atlanta, GA (MSY > ATL > NBO)

  • Price for both tickets: $948
  • Average savings: $83 (8.01%)

See MSY to ATL flights

Hack #3: Houston, TX (MSY > IAH > NBO)

  • Price for both tickets: $957
  • Average savings: $74 (7.13%)

See MSY to IAH flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MSY to NBO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8451 miles or 13601 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MSY to NBO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to NBO flight is about 16 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Nairobi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 79 available flights from MSY to NBO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMSY
Origination airport nameLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
CityNew Orleans, LA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeNBO
Destination airport nameNairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport


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