Cheap flights from Richmond to New Orleans (RIC - MSY)

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The best prices from Richmond Byrd Intl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong are usually found in August or July, booked 25 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Richmond (RIC) to New Orleans (MSY)

All the information you need to plan the best RIC to MSY flight in 2021: compare Richmond to New Orleans flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New Orleans.
RIC - MSY
Price
$219 - $323
MSY
Temperature
51.8 - 82.4 °F
MSY
Precipitation
3.3 - 6.4 inches

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$219

From Richmond Byrd Intl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

One-way from

$94

One-way flight from Richmond Byrd Intl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans?

Flights from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans are found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to New Orleans.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans?

Find a great deal and save up to 34% by booking at least 23 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $279.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans (RIC - MSY)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are at noon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 19% on airfare.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans?

Flights from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans lean towards being more expensive in April. Prices are generally better when you fly from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at $79.

Cheap flights from Richmond to New Orleans in October, November 2021

The best prices found for RIC to MSY flights for October, November
7 Nov - 12 Nov
$88pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
7 Nov - 12 Nov
$91pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
31 Oct - 6 Nov
$92pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Richmond Byrd Intl to New Orleans 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New Orleans from Richmond found for this year
13 Dec - 17 Dec
$87pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Delta
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
7 Nov - 12 Nov
$88pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
7 Nov - 12 Nov
$91pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Non-stop flights to New Orleans from Richmond

Save time with Richmond to New Orleans direct flight deals
13 Dec - 16 Dec
$91pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
21 Jan - 23 Jan
$93pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
6 Jan - 10 Jan
$106pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

Last minute flights from Richmond to New Orleans

Late deals on round-trip flights to New Orleans from Richmond, departing today and this week
25 Oct - 29 Oct
$99pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
25 Oct - 29 Oct
$106pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Breeze Airways
Non-Stop
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
25 Oct - 29 Oct
$107pp
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl
Multiple Airlines
Non-Stop
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
MSY
New Orleans Louis Armstrong
Spirit Airlines
 
1 STOP
RIC
Richmond Byrd Intl

One-way flights to Louis Armstrong from Richmond

The cheapest one-way flights from Richmond to New Orleans
10:10 am - 1:45 pm
Delta
1 Stop
4h 35m
RIC - MSY
Delta
$94
Delta
2:26 am - 12:21 pm
American Airlines
2 Stops
10h 55m
RIC - MSY
American Airlines
12:40 pm - 2:10 pm
Breeze Airways
Nonstop
2h 30m
RIC - MSY
Breeze Airways
$113
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Flight FAQs

From Richmond to New Orleans

What airports do I use to fly from Richmond to New Orleans?

If you book a flight from Richmond to New Orleans, you will be flying from Byrd Intl to Louis Armstrong. Flights to New Orleans Louis Armstrong (MSY) from Richmond Byrd Intl (RIC) take 2h 30m for a nonstop flight. There is 1 flight from Byrd Intl to New Orleans per day from 6 airlines.

Which airlines flying from Richmond Byrd Intl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like American Airlines, Delta, and Spirit Airlines flying from Richmond Byrd Intl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans for under $100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $85, but on average you can expect to pay $98.

Are there nonstop flights from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans for under $100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans under $100. A good price for a nonstop flight from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans is less than $162.

Are there last-minute flights available from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans for under $100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans within the next 7 days for less than $100.

How popular is this Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans flight route?

This flight path from Richmond Byrd Intl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong was viewed by 54 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans round-trip?

According to our current data, Breeze Airways ($88), Spirit Airlines ($95), and Delta ($123) offers the cheapest pricing from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans. You may be able to fly from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans for 68% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Spirit Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $47. Users have also found prices from $48 and $69 on Delta and Breeze Airways, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans?

When booking a flight from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or JetBlue as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $112. While the most popular route (Richmond Byrd Intl - New Orleans Louis Armstrong) can be booked for $93 on average our data indicates $588 when flying from Richmond, Virginia to New Orleans

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New Orleans, LA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to New Orleans from Richmond?

Information is based on travel restrictions for travel to New Orleans Louis Armstrong within the United States

Most visitors from Richmond Byrd Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Richmond Byrd Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Richmond Byrd Intl are not required to quarantine after entering New Orleans Louis Armstrong.

Do I need a test to fly back to Richmond from New Orleans?

Returning to Richmond Byrd Intl from New Orleans Louis Armstrong

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Orleans Louis Armstrong must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Richmond Byrd Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Orleans Louis Armstrong are not required to quarantine after entering Richmond Byrd Intl.

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Alternative routes for Richmond to New Orleans

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for New Orleans

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Richmond to New Orleans.
Flight duration from RIC to MSY
2h 25m
Average temperature for October in New Orleans
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for October in New Orleans
3.3 ″

Airports servicing Richmond

Airports servicing New Orleans

Top 5 airlines flying from Richmond Byrd Intl to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Richmond to New Orleans choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Spirit Airlines
$106 $251 No cancel fee 65%
American Airlines
$128 $323 No cancel fee 71%
JetBlue
$128 $308 No cancel fee 62%
United Airlines
$129 $281 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$153 $370 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from Richmond to New Orleans

See what time of day planes typically take off from Richmond towards New Orleans.
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 80% of RIC to MSY departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 20% of RIC to MSY departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of RIC to MSY departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of RIC to MSY departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Richmond to New Orleans
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Richmond to New Orleans.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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