The cheapest times to fly from MSY to SPI are

  • June 4th to August 5th (except the weeks of June 11th and June 25th)
  • October 15th to February 11th (except the weeks of 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 SPI is late January. Prices can be as high as $812 for Sunday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $278 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Springfield

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Springfield, IL (SPI) will usually cost between $302 to $585 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $354. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $544. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $190 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $411 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to SPI flight.

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

MSY to SPI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to SPI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New Orleans. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.38, which is a bit above 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 $179 (33%) 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 $346. Return trip prices are from the SPI 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 SPI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 12 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 SPI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 23.97% less expensive than SPI
  • Nonstop flights available

See MSY to STL flights

Destination alternative #2: University of Illinois/Willard Airport (CMI) in Champaign/Urbana, IL

  • 75 miles (121 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 13.87% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to CMI flights

Destination alternative #3: General Downing – Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria, IL

  • 57 miles (92 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 10.46% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to PIA flights

Destination alternative #4: Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) in Bloomington/Normal, IL

  • 59 miles (95 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 10.46% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to BMI flights

Destination alternative #5: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from SPI
  • Usually 9.73% less expensive than SPI
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to MLI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 681 miles or 1096 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to SPI flight is about 2 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Springfield, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from MSY to SPI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeSPI
Destination airport nameAbraham Lincoln Capital Airport
CitySpringfield, IL
Countrythe United States


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