The cheapest times to fly from MSY to SXM are

  • January 1st to February 4th
  • July 16th to December 16th (except the week of 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 SXM is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $1696 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $327 for Wednesday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Sint Maarten

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Philipsburg (SXM) will usually cost between $358 to $827 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $376. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $894. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $518 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $635 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to SXM flight.

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

MSY to SXM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to SXM flight is 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 $0.21, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $67 (10%) 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 $590. Return trip prices are from the SXM 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 SXM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 24 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 SXM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Cyril E King Airport (STT) in Charlotte Amalie, VI

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from SXM
  • Usually 15.37% less expensive than SXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to STT flights

Destination alternative #2: Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) in Christiansted, VI

  • 114 miles (183 km) away from SXM
  • Usually 9.77% less expensive than SXM
  • 1-layover flights available

See MSY to STX flights


Flight Hacking MSY to SXM

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 SXM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (MSY > MIA > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $501
  • Average savings: $134 (21.12%)

See MSY to MIA flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (MSY > FLL > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $519
  • Average savings: $116 (18.28%)

See MSY to FLL flights

Hack #3: Raleigh/Durham, NC (MSY > RDU > SXM)

  • Price for both tickets: $612
  • Average savings: $23 (3.62%)

See MSY to RDU flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, Silver Airways, Spirit, United, WestJet, Winair, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1895 miles or 3050 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to SXM flight is about 4 hour 24 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from MSY to SXM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeSXM
Destination airport namePrincess Juliana International Airport
CountrySint Maarten


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