The cheapest times to fly from MSY to OUA are

  • January 15th to April 29th (except the weeks of February 26th, March 19th, and April 9th)
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the weeks of August 20th, November 5th, and 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 OUA is early October. Prices can be as high as $3257 for Friday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $1279 for Monday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Ouagadougou

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Ouagadougou (OUA) will usually cost between $1384 to $1886 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1389. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $2074. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $685 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1540 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to OUA flight.

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

MSY to OUA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to OUA 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 $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $291 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1451. Return trip prices are from the OUA 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 OUA 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 17 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSY to OUA

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 OUA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Newark, NJ (MSY > EWR > OUA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1136
  • Average savings: $404 (26.23%)

See MSY to EWR flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1137
  • Average savings: $404 (26.2%)

See MSY to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1166
  • Average savings: $375 (24.32%)

See MSY to LGA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5719 miles or 9204 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to OUA flight is about 11 hour 17 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from MSY to OUA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMSY
Origination airport nameLouis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
CityNew Orleans, LA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeOUA
Destination airport nameOuagadougou Airport
CountryBurkina Faso


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