The cheapest times to fly from MSY to MTJ are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • March 19th to April 29th (except the week of March 26th)
  • May 21st to July 29th
  • October 15th to November 18th

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 MTJ is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $943 for Sunday flights during early March, or as low as $306 for Tuesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Montrose

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Montrose/Delta, CO (MTJ) will usually cost between $320 to $675 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $314. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early March, with an average price of $697. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $383 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $479 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to MTJ flight.

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

MSY to MTJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to MTJ flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New Orleans. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is 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 $129 (23%) 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 $428. Return trip prices are from the MTJ 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 MTJ can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 4 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 MTJ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) in Grand Junction, CO

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 27.66% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to GJT flights

Destination alternative #2: Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) in Eagle, CO

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from MTJ
  • Usually 18.16% less expensive than MTJ
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to EGE flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1163 miles or 1872 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to MTJ flight is about 3 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Montrose/Delta, CO?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from MSY to MTJ.


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 MTJ
Destination airport name Montrose Regional Airport
City Montrose/Delta, CO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.5
Longitude -107.9


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