The cheapest times to fly from MSY to LOS are

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • August 13th to December 2nd

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 LOS is late September. Prices can be as high as $2311 for Thursday flights during mid December, or as low as $940 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Lagos

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Lagos (LOS) will usually cost between $1027 to $1974 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $1017. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2026. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1008 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1302 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to LOS flight.

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

MSY to LOS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to LOS flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New Orleans. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, 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. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lagos, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to New Orleans. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $208 (11%) 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 $1371. Return trip prices are from the LOS 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 LOS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 9 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSY to LOS

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 LOS — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1066
  • Average savings: $236 (18.13%)

See MSY to IAH flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (MSY > BOS > LOS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1099
  • Average savings: $203 (15.56%)

See MSY to BOS flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (MSY > JFK > LOS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1110
  • Average savings: $192 (14.75%)

See MSY to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6203 miles or 9983 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to LOS flight is about 12 hour 9 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 75 available flights from MSY to LOS.


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 LOS
Destination airport name Murtala Muhammed Airport
City Lagos
Country Nigeria
Latitude 6.6
Longitude 3.3


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