The cheapest times to fly from MSY to ITO are

  • January 8th to February 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • July 30th 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 ITO is early September. Prices can be as high as $1860 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $601 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Hilo

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Hilo, HI (ITO) will usually cost between $726 to $1323 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 $694. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1292. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $598 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $963 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to ITO flight.

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

MSY to ITO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to ITO flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from New Orleans. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $204 (17%) 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 $907. Return trip prices are from the ITO 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 ITO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 19 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 ITO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kahului Airport (OGG) in Kahului, HI

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from ITO
  • Usually 27.69% less expensive than ITO
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to OGG flights

Destination alternative #2: Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport (KOA) in Kona, HI

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from ITO
  • Usually 17.30% less expensive than ITO
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to KOA flights


Flight Hacking MSY to ITO

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 ITO — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $807
  • Average savings: $156 (16.16%)

See MSY to LAX flights

Hack #2: Honolulu, HI (MSY > HNL > ITO)

  • Price for both tickets: $869
  • Average savings: $94 (9.71%)

See MSY to HNL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $872
  • Average savings: $91 (9.45%)

See MSY to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4072 miles or 6553 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to ITO flight is about 8 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Hilo, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from MSY to ITO.


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 ITO
Destination airport name Hilo International Airport
City Hilo, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -155


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