The cheapest times to fly from MSY to ADD are

  • January 8th to April 15th (except the week of February 19th)
  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 15th and 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 MSY to ADD is early September. Prices can be as high as $1825 for Thursday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $974 for Friday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Addis Ababa

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Addis Ababa (ADD) will usually cost between $1221 to $1609 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $1170. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1626. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $456 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1421 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to ADD flight.

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

MSY to ADD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to ADD flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from New Orleans. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ADD, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MSY. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Addis Ababa, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to New Orleans. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $88 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1400. Return trip prices are from the ADD to MSY 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 MSY to ADD can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 35 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSY to ADD

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 MSY to ADD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Houston, TX (MSY > IAH > ADD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1035
  • Average savings: $386 (27.16%)

See MSY to IAH flights

Hack #2: Chicago, IL (MSY > ORD > ADD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1075
  • Average savings: $347 (24.38%)

See MSY to ORD flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (MSY > EWR > ADD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1086
  • Average savings: $335 (23.57%)

See MSY to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SAS, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8114 miles or 13058 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to ADD flight is about 15 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Addis Ababa?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from MSY to ADD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeADD
Destination airport nameBole International Airport
CityAddis Ababa


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