The cheapest times to fly from ILM to MSY are

  • May 7th to June 3rd (except the week of May 14th)
  • July 2nd to October 7th (except the weeks of July 16th and July 30th)
  • October 29th to February 11th (except the weeks of November 19th, November 26th, December 17th, and December 24th)

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 ILM to MSY is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $561 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $184 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Wilmington, NC (ILM) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $198 to $430 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 $196. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $387. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $191 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $246 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ILM to MSY flight.

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

ILM to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ILM to MSY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Wilmington. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is 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 $137 (39%) 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 $210. Return trip prices are from the MSY to ILM 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 ILM 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 23 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 780 miles or 1255 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ILM to MSY flight is about 2 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Wilmington, NC and New Orleans, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 54 available flights from ILM to MSY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeILM
Origination airport nameWilmington International Airport
CityWilmington, NC
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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