The cheapest times to fly from MSY to GRI are

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • June 4th to June 24th
  • August 13th to December 16th (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 GRI is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $879 for Sunday flights during mid February, or as low as $230 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Grand Island

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Grand Island, NE (GRI) will usually cost between $282 to $585 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $275. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid February, with an average price of $597. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $323 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $431 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to GRI flight.

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

MSY to GRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to GRI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New Orleans. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $168 (31%) 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 $361. Return trip prices are from the GRI 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 GRI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 34 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 MSY to GRI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Eppley Airfield Airport (OMA) in Omaha, NE

  • 128 miles (206 km) away from GRI
  • Usually 8.47% less expensive than GRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to OMA flights

Destination alternative #2: North Platte Regional Lee Bird Field Airport (LBF) in North Platte, NE

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from GRI
  • Usually 0.70% less expensive than GRI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to LBF flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: American, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Central Nebraska Regional Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 882 miles or 1419 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to GRI flight is about 2 hour 34 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Grand Island, NE?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from MSY to GRI.


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 GRI
Destination airport name Central Nebraska Regional Airport
City Grand Island, NE
Country the United States
Latitude 41
Longitude -98.3


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