The cheapest times to fly from KIV to MSY are

  • March 5th to April 8th (except the week of March 12th)
  • October 8th to February 4th (except the weeks of October 22nd and December 10th)

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 KIV to MSY is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1579 for Sunday flights during late April, or as low as $908 for Tuesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Kishinev (KIV) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $1045 to $1441 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1069. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late April, with an average price of $1292. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $223 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1193 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KIV to MSY flight.

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

KIV to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KIV to MSY flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chisinau. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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 $240 (15%) 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 $1105. Return trip prices are from the MSY to KIV 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 KIV to MSY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking KIV to MSY

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 KIV to MSY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (KIV > DME > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $722
  • Average savings: $472 (39.52%)

See KIV to DUB flights

Hack #2: Dublin (KIV > DUB > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $836
  • Average savings: $357 (29.92%)

See KIV to DME flights

Hack #3: Istanbul (KIV > IST > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $902
  • Average savings: $292 (24.43%)

See KIV to IST flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, Air Moldova, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5913 miles or 9516 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KIV to MSY flight is about 11 hour 37 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from KIV to MSY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KIV
Origination airport name Chisinau International Airport
City Kishinev
Country Moldova
Latitude 46.9
Longitude 28.9

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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