The cheapest times to fly from RSW to MSY are

  • January 8th to February 4th
  • May 7th to July 22nd (except the week of July 2nd)
  • August 13th to October 14th
  • October 29th to November 11th

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 RSW to MSY is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $552 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $215 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Fort Myers, FL (RSW) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $217 to $449 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $229. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $414. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $185 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $324 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RSW to MSY flight.

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

RSW to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RSW to MSY flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Fort Myers. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 $125 (31%) 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 $275. Return trip prices are from the MSY to RSW 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 RSW to MSY 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 0 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 RSW to MSY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) in Mobile, AL

  • 130 miles (209 km) away from MSY
  • Usually 11.42% less expensive than MSY
  • 1-layover flights available

See RSW to MOB flights

Destination alternative #2: Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field Airport (BTR) in Baton Rouge, LA

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from MSY
  • Usually 11.11% less expensive than MSY
  • 1-layover flights available

See RSW to BTR flights

Destination alternative #3: Lafayette Regional Paul Fournet Field Airport (LFT) in Lafayette, LA

  • 104 miles (167 km) away from MSY
  • Usually 2.01% less expensive than MSY
  • 1-layover flights available

See RSW to LFT flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, JetBlue, Qatar Airways, Southwest, Spirit, Sun Country Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 570 miles or 917 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RSW to MSY flight is about 2 hour 0 minutes.

How many flights go between Fort Myers, FL and New Orleans, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from RSW to MSY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RSW
Origination airport name Southwest Florida International Airport
City Fort Myers, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 26.5
Longitude -81.8

Return Airport

Destination code MSY
Destination airport name Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City New Orleans, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -90.3


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