The cheapest times to fly from MSY to CHC are

  • January 15th to June 24th (except the weeks of February 5th, February 12th, April 16th, April 23rd, April 30th, and June 4th)
  • October 29th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

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 CHC is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $4116 for Tuesday flights during late December, or as low as $1259 for Monday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Christchurch

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Christchurch (CHC) will usually cost between $1340 to $2869 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $1409. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3273. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1864 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1746 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to CHC flight.

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

MSY to CHC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to CHC flight is 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 $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Christchurch, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to New Orleans. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $223 (11%) 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 $1700. Return trip prices are from the CHC 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 CHC can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 17 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSY to CHC

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 CHC — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1269
  • Average savings: $477 (27.32%)

See MSY to LAX flights

Hack #2: Auckland (MSY > AKL > CHC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1366
  • Average savings: $380 (21.76%)

See MSY to AKL flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (MSY > SFO > CHC)

  • Price for both tickets: $1434
  • Average savings: $312 (17.87%)

See MSY to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, American, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, LATAM, Qantas, United, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7945 miles or 12786 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to CHC flight is about 15 hour 17 minutes.

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

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MSY
Origination airport name Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City New Orleans, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -90.3

Return Airport

Destination code CHC
Destination airport name Christchurch International Airport
City Christchurch
Country New Zealand
Latitude -43.5
Longitude 172.5


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