The flight time from Nashville to New Orleans is 1 hour, 24 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves BNA Nashville, TN 1 minute early.
10 minutes taxiing out
1 hour, 10 minutes in the air
4 minutes taxiing in
Arrives MSY New Orleans, LA 5 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

Spirit
94%
Southwest
85%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Nashville to New Orleans is 1 hour, 24 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 10 minutes.

The flight distance from Nashville to New Orleans is 471 Miles.

Reverse Journey

New Orleans to Nashville
1 hour, 21 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
1h 24m
Spirit
1h 32m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

27

Distance

471 Miles

Flights By Month ?

JFMAMJJASOND050100

Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun012345

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

Southwest
25
Spirit
1

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Nashville from New Orleans by plane?

The distance from Nashville to New Orleans by plane is 471 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Nashville to New Orleans?

The flight time from Nashville to New Orleans is 1 hour, 24 minutes. The time spent in the air is 1 hour, 10 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 1 hour, 24 minutes, and Spirit the slowest taking 1 hour, 32 minutes.

What airlines fly from Nashville to New Orleans?

Southwest and Spirit are the airlines with direct flights from Nashville to New Orleans.

Does Southwest fly from Nashville to New Orleans?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Nashville (BNA) to New Orleans (MSY). On average, they have 25 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Nashville 1 minute early
Taxi Out Time 10 minutes
In the Air 70 minutes
Taxiing In 4 minutes
Arrives New Orleans 5 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Nashville to New Orleans, Southwest is 85% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 85% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
Spirit 94% 5% 1%
Southwest 85% 13% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Nashville and New Orleans, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 10 69 3 84
Spirit 13 73 5 92

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
7am 0.37
5pm 0.37
6pm 0.16
9am 0.34
9pm 0.03
2pm 0.19
3pm 0.15
8pm 0.09
7pm 0.5
12pm 0.14
8am 0.47
4pm 0.24
1pm 0.15
10pm 0.02
6am 0.04
10am 0.02
11am 0.55

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Nashville to New Orleans that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 117
February 115
March 123
April 117
May 117
June 112
July 114
August 113
September 110
October 137
November 123
December 127

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Nashville to New Orleans that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 4.08
Tuesday 4.17
Wednesday 4.1
Thursday 4.02
Friday 4.06
Saturday 2.83
Sunday 4.15

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
Southwest 0
Spirit 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
7am 10 70 4 84
5pm 9 70 4 84
6pm 10 72 3 87
9am 12 72 5 90
9pm 10 66 4 81
2pm 9 72 4 86
3pm 9 69 3 85
8pm 10 72 4 87
7pm 10 67 3 82
12pm 9 71 4 85
8am 10 68 3 83
4pm 9 69 4 84
1pm 9 68 4 85
10pm 8 64 3 76
6am 11 68 3 85
10am 9 71 4 83
11am 9 70 4 84
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.