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Route Information for Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans

Origin Airport IATA Code MKC
Destination Airport IATA Code MSY
Distance 691 mi
Direct Flight Airlines Southwest Airlines
Earliest Flight Arrival 4:20AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival 7:15PM UTC

Fly from Kansas City to New Orleans

You can expect a trip filled with jazz music and historic architecture when you fly from Kansas City to New Orleans. You ll find attractions throughout New Orleans in famous spots such as Bourbon Street, the French Quarter and City Park. You can start your trip by booking a flight from the Kansas City International Airport (MCI), which is located off the 71 and 435 freeways. Once you depart, your flight time should be about one hour and 45 minutes.


Bourbon Street is one of the most popular areas in New Orleans and is known for street performances, jazz clubs and bars where you can mingle with the locals and other travelers. East of Bourbon Street is the historic area of French Quarter, which has French-inspired architecture that s hundreds of years old. Here, can spend an entire day exploring the various buildings and stopping by cafes to have traditional New Orleans delicacies like beignets, gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish etoufee.

Hints and tips

Your flight will arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), which is in the southern part of the city. You ll have easy access to the 61, 49 and 10 freeways. If you visit New Orleans in February, you ll be able to take part in Mardis Gras. New Orleans famous festival brings people from around the world. Enjoy the parades and celebrations as people throw beads from floats and dance all day long. The city's average annual temperature is 77 degrees.

Flights from Kansas City to New Orleans - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I able to catch a flight from Kansas City to New Orleans now?

Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor will answer all your questions about current quarantine requirements and travel restrictions when taking a plane flight from Kansas City to New Orleans.

What is the shortest flight from Kansas City to New Orleans?

The fastest flight from Kansas City Intl. Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans Intl. Airport is 3 hours and 6 minutes. Bring something on board to keep you entertained, like the latest edition of your favorite magazine or a sketch pad.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to New Orleans?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to New Orleans have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to New Orleans with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to New Orleans without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2020 shows that Monday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Tuesday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is August. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a break from it all before the weather changes. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is the height of summer, with ticket prices peaking in the month of June.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2020 saved up to 45% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

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