Cheap Flights to Louisiana

Characterized by forested hills in the north and a coastline that stretches out into the Gulf of Mexico in the south, the state of Louisiana is rich in natural resources. Its wetlands are home to many rare plant and animal species, including white alligators, cypress trees, and eastern cougars. The state's largest tourist draw, however, is New Orleans, with its charming French Quarter, world-class restaurants, and Bourbon Street jazz scene. Skyscanner can help you search and compare deals on flights to Louisiana. To compare airfares across a range of dates, try using our Whole Month search option.

Best Time to Fly to Louisiana

Louisiana's peak tourist season runs from February to May. Airfares and hotel prices can be expensive at this time of year--particularly during the Mardi Gras celebrations--but good deals can usually be found if you book well enough in advance. The summer months (June to August) generally provide the best deals on accommodations in Louisiana, but sweltering temperatures can make enjoying outdoor activities difficult. The shoulder season, which runs from October to January, is a great time to visit if you want to save on airfare and accommodation while avoiding extreme weather and large tourist crowds.

Airlines That Fly to Louisiana

Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, WestJet, and United Airlines are among the major airlines that fly to Louisiana. To monitor air ticket prices from these and other carriers, try using Skyscanner's Price Alert tool.

Airports in Louisiana

There are seven airports in Louisiana that receive regularly scheduled passenger flights: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Lafayette Regional Airport, Alexandria International Airport, Shreveport Regional Airport, Monroe Regional Airport, and Lake Charles Regional Airport.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is the state's busiest air facility. It sits approximately 18 kilometres to the west of downtown New Orleans and is well connected by public buses, coach lines, limos, and taxis. Several major car rental agencies are also represented at the airport.

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is located approximately 7 kilometres to the north of central Baton Rouge. Among the airlines that serve the airport are American Eagle, Delta Connection, and United Express.

Lafayette Regional Airport (LFE) is an independently owned and operated airport located approximately 4 kilometres southeast of Lafayette. The airport handles flights for several regional carriers, including American Eagle and United Express.

Alexandria International Airport (AEX) is situated approximately 7 kilometres to the west of downtown Alexandria and is served by shuttles, limos, taxis, and several major car rental agencies.

Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) is a "small hub" airport located about 7 kilometres southwest of central Shreveport. The airport is connected to the city centre by scheduled bus services, limos, and taxis. Car rental agencies at Shreveport Regional Airport include AVIS, Budget, and Enterprise.

Monroe Regional Airport (MLU) is situated approximately 6 kilometres to the east of downtown Monroe. The airport is connected to the city centre and destinations throughout Ouachita Parish by taxis, shuttles, and scheduled bus services.

Lake Charles Regional Airport (LCH) serves the Lake Charles-Jennings combined statistical area. The moderately busy facility is located approximately 9 kilometres to the south of the city centre and is well connected by buses, trains, coach lines, limos, and taxis.

What to See and Do in Louisiana

No tour of Louisiana is complete without a visit to New Orleans' French Quarter, which has been designated a "National Historic Landmark." Here, visitors will find a variety of interesting shops, cafes, bars, and entertainment venues, along with historic buildings dating back 300 years. Other points of interest are the Old State Capitol, which is located in Baton Rouge and houses a political museum, and Sci-Port Discovery Center, a science-themed entertainment complex located in Shreveport that features space exhibits, a planetarium, and an IMAX Dome theatre.

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