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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and New Orleans, LA (MSY)

Flight distance from Des Moines to New Orleans (Des Moines International Airport – Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport) is 818 miles / 1317 kilometers / 711 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 2 hours 2 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to New Orleans (MSY) is 1002 miles / 1612 kilometers and travel time by car is about 17 hours 38 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to New Orleans.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY).

How far is New Orleans from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and New Orleans. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 818.151 miles
  • 1316.686 kilometers
  • 710.953 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 819.719 miles
  • 1319.210 kilometers
  • 712.317 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Des Moines International Airport
City: Des Moines, IA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

B Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City: New Orleans, LA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: MSY
ICAO Code: KMSY
Coordinates: 29°59′36″N, 90°15′28″W

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Des Moines and New Orleans.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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New Orleans, LA

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 137 kg (301 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → New Orleans (MSY).

Distance:
818
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
818

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