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Airport Code
Airport City
Des Moines
Airport Country
United States
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Airport Telephone
+1 515 256 5050
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Airport Runway Length
9001 ft.
Runway Elevation
957 ft.

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About Des Moines International Airport

Des Moines Airport

Des Moines Airport is an international airport located merely 3 miles from southwest of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. It is owned and operated by the Des Moines Airport Authority. In August 2019, the airport served more than 254,148 passengers.

Major Operators

The airlines that operate to or from the Des Moines Airport include:
  • Allegiant
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Airlines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Southwest Airlines
  • United Airlines

These airlines provide direct connections to cities throughout the United States of America. The airport also provides air cargo services.

Transportation to and from Des Moines Airport
  • Buses
  • Paratransit
  • Car rental
  • Hotel shuttles
  • Regional shuttles
  • Limousines
  • Ride share
  • Taxi

Parking at the Des Moines Airport

The airport provides easy and convenient parking options including:
  • Hourly Parking – Free for the first 20 minutes and chargeable at $1 for each additional 20 minutes.
  • Premium Long Term – chargeable at $20 per 20 minutes
  • Long Term Parking – chargeable at $20 per 20 minutes
  • Economy 1 – Chargeable at $2 per hour
  • Economy 2 – Chargeable at $2 per hour
  • Economy 3 – Chargeable at $2 per hour

Additional free parking options are available for bicycles, motorcycles, rental car, and for cell phone lot for drop and reception of passengers.


The airlines advise the passengers to arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to scheduled flight departure. Passengers with baggage need to use the airline’s counter o check-in, while those travelling without check-in baggage and only have carry-on baggage can use the ‘common-use’ kiosk located across the terminal to speedily check-in.


The TSA security check point opens at 4 am. Passengers are required to present a valid ID proof – Driver’s license or government identification card, passport. All carry-on baggage is examined through X-ray machines and the security might conduct a visual inspection too.

Shopping & Dining
  • Hudson
  • Berk & Chesters

Other services The airport also offers world-class services to its passengers include:
  • ATM
  • Nursing Pod
  • Animal relief area
  • Wi-Fi
  • Meeting rooms

Contact Information

Address: Des Moines International Airport
5800 Fleur Drive, Suite 207
Des Moines, Iowa
Lost and Found: The airport’s Lost and Found office is located on the second level of the main terminal in Room 207; open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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