The cheapest times to fly from DEN to MSY are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • August 6th to December 16th

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 DEN to MSY is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $665 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $114 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Denver, CO (DEN) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $151 to $454 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $157. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $451. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $294 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $261 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DEN to MSY flight.

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

DEN to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DEN to MSY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Denver. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $128 (37%) 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 $221. Return trip prices are from the MSY to DEN 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 DEN to MSY can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 53 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DEN to MSY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Mobile Downtown Airport (BFM) in Mobile, AL

  • 138 miles (222 km) away from MSY
  • Usually 18.23% less expensive than MSY
  • Nonstop flights available

See DEN to BFM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Denver International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1061 miles or 1708 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DEN to MSY flight is about 2 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Denver, CO and New Orleans, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 81 available flights from DEN to MSY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DEN
Origination airport name Denver International Airport
City Denver, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -104.7

Return Airport

Destination code MSY
Destination airport name Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City New Orleans, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -90.3


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DEN to MSY tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 38% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 14% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave MSY heading for DEN about 12 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in New Orleans, LA is about 8 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 18 minutes late
  • United: 6 minutes late
  • Republic: 3 minutes late
  • Spirit: 11 minutes late
  • Frontier: 12 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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