The cheapest times to fly from GRI to MSY are

  • January 1st to February 11th
  • May 28th to June 24th
  • July 9th to July 29th
  • October 8th 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 GRI to MSY is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $857 for Sunday flights during early to mid February, or as low as $250 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Grand Island, NE (GRI) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $292 to $600 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $347. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid February, with an average price of $594. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $247 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $455 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GRI to MSY flight.

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

GRI to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GRI to MSY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Grand Island. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.32, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $168 (31%) 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 $366. Return trip prices are from the MSY to GRI 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 GRI to MSY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 34 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Central Nebraska Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 882 miles or 1419 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GRI to MSY flight is about 2 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between Grand Island, NE and New Orleans, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from GRI to MSY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GRI
Origination airport name Central Nebraska Regional Airport
City Grand Island, NE
Country the United States
Latitude 41
Longitude -98.3

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


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