The cheapest times to fly from MLA to MSY are

  • January 8th to April 8th (except the week of March 26th)
  • April 30th to June 24th
  • October 29th to December 9th

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 MLA to MSY is late January. Prices can be as high as $1924 for Sunday flights during mid August, or as low as $863 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Malta (MLA) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $903 to $1677 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 $955. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $1723. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $768 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 MLA to MSY flight.

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

MLA to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MLA to MSY flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Malta. 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 fly to MSY, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into MLA. 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 $216 (14%) 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 $1178. Return trip prices are from the MSY to MLA 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 MLA 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 11 hour 21 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from MLA to MSY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field Airport (BTR) in Baton Rouge, LA

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from MSY
  • Usually 10.69% less expensive than MSY
  • 2-layover flights available

See MLA to BTR flights


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

Hack #1: Amsterdam (MLA > AMS > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $660
  • Average savings: $533 (44.7%)

See MLA to OSL flights

Hack #2: Oslo (MLA > OSL > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $730
  • Average savings: $463 (38.78%)

See MLA to AMS flights

Hack #3: Dublin (MLA > DUB > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $819
  • Average savings: $374 (31.32%)

See MLA to DUB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MLA 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 Malta, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5764 miles or 9276 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MLA to MSY flight is about 11 hour 21 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from MLA to MSY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MLA
Origination airport name Luqa International Airport
City Malta
Country Malta
Latitude 35.8
Longitude 14.5

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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