The cheapest times to fly from MSY to NKG are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of October 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 NKG is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $3021 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $904 for Wednesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Nanjing

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Nanjing (NKG) will usually cost between $921 to $1953 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $928. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1944. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1016 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1110 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to NKG flight.

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

MSY to NKG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to NKG 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to NKG, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into MSY. 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 $315 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1097. Return trip prices are from the NKG 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 NKG can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSY to NKG

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 NKG — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $886
  • Average savings: $224 (20.18%)

See MSY to LAX flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (MSY > JFK > NKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1028
  • Average savings: $83 (7.43%)

See MSY to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1044
  • Average savings: $66 (5.95%)

See MSY to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Finnair, JAL, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7762 miles or 12492 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to NKG flight is about 14 hour 57 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from MSY to NKG.


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 NKG
Destination airport name Lukou Airport
City Nanjing
Country China
Latitude 31.7
Longitude 118.9


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