The cheapest times to fly from KTM to MSY are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • March 5th to August 5th (except the weeks of March 12th, April 16th, June 25th, and July 2nd)

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 KTM to MSY is late January. Prices can be as high as $5914 for Saturday flights during late October to early November, or as low as $1096 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Kathmandu (KTM) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $1199 to $2363 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1237. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October to early November, with an average price of $3202. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1965 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1381 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KTM to MSY flight.

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

KTM to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KTM to MSY flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Kathmandu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MSY, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into KTM. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to New Orleans, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Kathmandu. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $325 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1409. Return trip prices are from the MSY to KTM 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 KTM 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 16 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (KTM > JFK > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1168
  • Average savings: $214 (15.46%)

See KTM to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (KTM > LAX > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1296
  • Average savings: $85 (6.15%)

See KTM to JFK flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (KTM > BOS > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1306
  • Average savings: $76 (5.47%)

See KTM to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Alitalia, American, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, China Southern, Emirates, JetBlue, KLM, Korean Air, Nepal Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8439 miles or 13581 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KTM to MSY flight is about 16 hour 10 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from KTM to MSY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeKTM
Origination airport nameTribhuvan International Airport

Return Airport

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


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