Des Moines International airport (Guide)

Des Moines international airport (codes: FAA LID: DSM, ICAO: KDSM, IATA: DSM) is located 3 miles southwest of Des Moines, Lowa, Polk country. Des Moines international airport has both civil and military use. The owner of the Des Moines international airport is the City of Des Moines. Des Moines airport authority is the operator of the DSM.

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Des Moines International airport (Guide)

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Des Moines international airport (codes: FAA LID: DSM, ICAO: KDSM, IATA: DSM) is located 3 miles southwest of Des Moines, Lowa, Polk country. Des Moines international airport has both civil and military use. The owner of the Des Moines international airport is the City of Des Moines. Des Moines airport authority is the operator of the DSM.

Capacity

Des Moines international airport is considered as a primary commercial service airport. The airport covers 2,625 acres at an elevation of 958 feet. Des Moines international airport has two runways: 5/23 is 9,003 by 150 feet, and the second one 13/31 is 9,002 by 150 feet.

The airport had over 70,118 aircraft operations, average 92 per day, in 2017.

Des Moines terminal has two concourses; concourse A with gates A1–A5, and concourse C, with gates C1–C7.

Des Moines international airport is home to about 50 airlines, including American Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Delta Connection, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Express, FedEx Express, UPS Airlines. In 2019, Des Moines international airport served over 2,919,904 million passengers.

History

Des Moines had several small airports for special delivery and general aviation in 1920. The Lova general assembly passed the law allowing cities to sell bonds and built a municipal airport in 1929. The construction of the new municipal airport began in 1932, and it was completed by 1933. Des Mones terminal was constructed directly after the airport constructions were completed. In1950, the terminal replaced with the new one, and the following years it was expanded and renovated. The present terminal concourses were built in 1970. During those years, the airport was also expanded several times, and now it covers 2,625 acres. In 1986 the airport was renamed the Des Moines international airport. In 2016 Des Moines international airport served 2.48 passengers. As the record says, the DSM airport in 2008 had 919,990 passenger boardings, 853,596 boardings in 2009, and 932,828 in 2011. Des Moines international airport became home to a base of Allegiant Air in 2020.