The cheapest times to fly from KOA to MSY are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 30th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

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 KOA to MSY is mid August. Prices can be as high as $1421 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $472 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Kona, HI (KOA) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $579 to $969 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $595. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1022. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $427 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $826 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KOA to MSY flight.

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

KOA to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KOA to MSY flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Kailua-Kona. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, 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. Saturdays 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 $83 (10%) 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 $776. Return trip prices are from the MSY to KOA 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 KOA 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 8 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking KOA 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 KOA to MSY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (KOA > LAX > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $736
  • Average savings: $91 (10.96%)

See KOA to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (KOA > SJC > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $761
  • Average savings: $66 (7.93%)

See KOA to SJC flights

Hack #3: San Diego, CA (KOA > SAN > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $765
  • Average savings: $61 (7.38%)

See KOA to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4130 miles or 6647 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KOA to MSY flight is about 8 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Kona, HI and New Orleans, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from KOA to MSY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KOA
Origination airport name Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
City Kona, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -156

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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