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DSM Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: DSM / KDSM
Airport Name: Des Moines International Airport
Location: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
GPS Coordinates: 41°32'2"N by 93°39'47"W
Area Served: Des Moines, Iowa
Operator/Owner: City of Des Moines
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 958 feet (292 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Des Moines International Airport (DSM):

  • On December 2, 1978, Douglas C-47A N41447 of SMB Stage Line crashed short of the runway while on a cargo flight from Chicago, Illinois.
  • Because of Des Moines International Airport's relatively low elevation of 958 feet, planes can take off or land at Des Moines International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The closest airport to Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV), which is located only 12 miles (19 kilometers) NNE of DSM.
  • Des Moines International Airport (DSM) has 2 runways.
  • The furthest airport from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is Margaret River Airport (MGV), which is located 10,789 miles (17,363 kilometers) away in Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.
  • In 2011, the City of Des Moines transferred control from the city to the Des Moines Airport Authority.

Map of Nearest Airports from Des Moines International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Des Moines International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111.96 miles (19.24 km) NNEAnkeny Regional Airport (IKV)Ankeny, Iowa, United StatesView Ankeny Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Ankeny Regional Airport Set IKV as destination Airport Get more information about Ankeny Regional Airport
231.72 miles (51.05 km) NAmes Municipal Airport (AMW)Ames, Iowa, United StatesView Ames Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Ames Municipal Airport Set AMW as destination Airport Get more information about Ames Municipal Airport
332.71 miles (52.64 km) NWPerry Municipal Airport (PRO)Perry, Iowa, United StatesView Perry Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Perry Municipal Airport Set PRO as destination Airport Get more information about Perry Municipal Airport
434.53 miles (55.57 km) ENENewton Municipal Airport (TNU)Newton, Iowa, United StatesView Newton Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Newton Municipal Airport Set TNU as destination Airport Get more information about Newton Municipal Airport
536.87 miles (59.33 km) NNWBoone Municipal Airport (BNW)Boone, Iowa, United StatesView Boone Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Boone Municipal Airport Set BNW as destination Airport Get more information about Boone Municipal Airport
650.75 miles (81.68 km) SWCreston Municipal Airport (CSQ)Creston, Iowa, United StatesView Creston Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Creston Municipal Airport Set CSQ as destination Airport Get more information about Creston Municipal Airport
763.25 miles (101.79 km) NWebster City Municipal Airport (EBS)Webster City, Iowa, United StatesView Webster City Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Webster City Municipal Airport Set EBS as destination Airport Get more information about Webster City Municipal Airport
867.94 miles (109.34 km) WNWArthur N. Neu Airport (CIN)Carroll, Iowa, United StatesView Arthur N. Neu Airport on a map View satellite image of Arthur N. Neu Airport Set CIN as destination Airport Get more information about Arthur N. Neu Airport
969.61 miles (112.03 km) ESEOttumwa Regional Airport (OTM)Ottumwa, Iowa, United StatesView Ottumwa Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Ottumwa Regional Airport Set OTM as destination Airport Get more information about Ottumwa Regional Airport
1072.18 miles (116.16 km) WAtlantic Municipal Airport (AIO)Atlantic, Iowa, United StatesView Atlantic Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Atlantic Municipal Airport Set AIO as destination Airport Get more information about Atlantic Municipal Airport
1175.34 miles (121.25 km) NNWFort Dodge Regional Airport (FOD)Fort Dodge, Iowa, United StatesView Fort Dodge Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Fort Dodge Regional Airport Set FOD as destination Airport Get more information about Fort Dodge Regional Airport
1288.26 miles (142.04 km) NNWHumboldt Municipal Airport (HUD)Humboldt, Iowa, United StatesView Humboldt Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Humboldt Municipal Airport Set HUD as destination Airport Get more information about Humboldt Municipal Airport
1393.36 miles (150.25 km) ESEFairfield Municipal Airport (FFL)Fairfield, Iowa, United StatesView Fairfield Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Fairfield Municipal Airport Set FFL as destination Airport Get more information about Fairfield Municipal Airport
1493.88 miles (151.09 km) WNWDenison Municipal Airport (DNS)Denison, Iowa, United StatesView Denison Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Denison Municipal Airport Set DNS as destination Airport Get more information about Denison Municipal Airport
1595.89 miles (154.31 km) NEWaterloo Regional Airport (Livingston Betsworth Field) (ALO)Waterloo, Iowa, United StatesView Waterloo Regional Airport (Livingston Betsworth Field) on a map View satellite image of Waterloo Regional Airport (Livingston Betsworth Field) Set ALO as destination Airport Get more information about Waterloo Regional Airport (Livingston Betsworth Field)

Map of Furthest Airports from Des Moines International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Des Moines International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,788.59 miles (17,362.52 km) WMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
210,765.59 miles (17,325.49 km) WBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
310,745.72 miles (17,293.52 km) WManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map View satellite image of Manjimup Airport Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
410,741.55 miles (17,286.81 km) WBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
510,702.16 miles (17,223.42 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
610,688.11 miles (17,200.80 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
710,679.91 miles (17,187.60 km) WAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map View satellite image of Albany Airport Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
810,678.27 miles (17,184.97 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
910,663.64 miles (17,161.42 km) WSWJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
1010,650.61 miles (17,140.45 km) WKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map View satellite image of Katanning Airport Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
1110,620.66 miles (17,092.25 km) WSWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
1210,595.70 miles (17,052.09 km) WSWKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
1310,572.70 miles (17,015.07 km) WSWMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport
1410,567.93 miles (17,007.39 km) WSWMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1510,547.73 miles (16,974.88 km) WSWShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport