The cheapest times to fly from MSY to KIV are

  • October 22nd to May 13th (except the weeks of November 19th, December 17th, and January 1st)

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 KIV is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1849 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $906 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Chisinau

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Kishinev (KIV) will usually cost between $1070 to $1759 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1185. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1716. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $531 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1516 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to KIV flight.

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

MSY to KIV Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to KIV 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 $0.16, 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. 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 $240 (15%) 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 $1327. Return trip prices are from the KIV 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 KIV can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSY to KIV

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 KIV — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (MSY > JFK > KIV)

  • Price for both tickets: $957
  • Average savings: $560 (36.91%)

See MSY to JFK flights

Hack #2: Newark, NJ (MSY > EWR > KIV)

  • Price for both tickets: $1002
  • Average savings: $514 (33.91%)

See MSY to EWR flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (MSY > LGA > KIV)

  • Price for both tickets: $1019
  • Average savings: $498 (32.82%)

See MSY to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, Air Moldova, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5913 miles or 9516 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to KIV flight is about 11 hour 37 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from MSY to KIV.


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 KIV
Destination airport name Chisinau International Airport
City Kishinev
Country Moldova
Latitude 46.9
Longitude 28.9


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