The cheapest times to fly from SWA to MSY are

  • January 29th to April 22nd
  • June 4th to June 24th
  • September 3rd to November 25th (except the weeks of September 24th and 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 SWA to MSY is late October to early November. Prices can be as high as $2533 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1026 for Wednesday flights around late October to early November.


When to Fly to New Orleans

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to New Orleans, LA (MSY) will usually cost between $1117 to $1983 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October to early November with an average ticket price of $1162. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1979. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $817 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1403 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to MSY flight.

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

SWA to MSY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to MSY flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $310 (17%) 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 $1323. Return trip prices are from the MSY to SWA 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 SWA to MSY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 59 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to MSY

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 SWA to MSY — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $997
  • Average savings: $406 (28.91%)

See SWA to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (SWA > SFO > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1150
  • Average savings: $253 (18.04%)

See SWA to LAX flights

Hack #3: Shanghai (SWA > PVG > MSY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1159
  • Average savings: $244 (17.4%)

See SWA to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8332 miles or 13409 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to MSY flight is about 15 hour 59 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from SWA to MSY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

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


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