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Des Moines International Airport (DSM)

Full Airport Name

Des Moines International Airport


Department of Aviation, Room 201, 5800 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321-2854, USA

Airport Code


Country Code



(515) 256 5100/5050


(515) 256 5025


Via the airport's website


Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT - 6 (GMT - 5 from the aboriginal Sunday in April to the aftermost Sunday in October)


The airport is amid in the southern allotment of Des Moines

Airport News

Construction of a 1,670m (5,500 ft) alongside aerodrome is underway with an estimated 2011 achievement date.

Driving Directions

From the arctic chase I-35 southbound or the west chase I-80 eastbound to (I-235), avenue at Martin Luther King Parkway, advance south until it meets with Fleur Drive. Continue on Fleur to the airport. From the south, booty I-35 arctic to Iowa-5, go east 11km (7 miles) and avenue at Fleur Drive, advance arctic on Fleur to airport. From the east, chase I-80 westbound to US-65 south. Turn arctic at the Fleur avenue and advance 3km (2 miles) to the airport.

Car Parking

Short- and abiding and abridgement parking is attainable at the airport with abounding disabled spaces attainable in all areas. Shuttle bus account is attainable for the abridgement parking.

Car Hire

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty accomplish from the airport.

Public Transport

Road: Taxi: Capitol Cab Company (tel: (515) 282 8111) and Yellow Cab Company (tel: (515) 243 1111) accommodate auto casework from the airport. Limousine: Limousine carriage is provided by Majestic Limousine (tel: (515) 243 4475) and A-1 Executive Limousine (tel: (515) 276 0001). Bus: Des Moines Metro Transit Authority (tel: (515) 283 8100) operates bounded buses to and from the airport. Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (tel: 1 877 686 0029) helps with carriage arrange to the counties surrounding Polk County and Des Moines.

Information and Help Desks

The Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau has a berth in the accoutrements affirmation area.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: There are two ATMs, one in the lower terminal, the added in the concourse. Wi-Fi admission is attainable throughout the terminal and concourse. A wireless agenda is appropriate to use the service. Eating and drinking: The restaurant in the terminal antechamber has been remodelled to actualize a aliment cloister atmosphere. There is a full-service lounge confined barbecue items on the lower level. On the avenue akin is a full-service restaurant featuring a abounding card of cuisine and libations. A few added outlets are additionally attainable in the concourse. Shopping: A boutique affairs gifts, traveller's accessibility items, newspapers and magazines can be begin on the antechamber level. There is additionally a retail boutique on the avenue level. Luggage: For absent or begin items, acquaintance the Airport Administration appointment (tel: (515) 256 5100) amid on the skywalk akin of the capital terminal building. Added facilities: Most restrooms action babyish alteration tables. The airport offers a adaptation account for 75-some languages and dialects.

Conference and Business Facilities

The Business Center, attainable from 0500 to 2200, provides board space, blast service, Internet admission and lounge space. It is amid in the capital terminal anon adverse the admission counters. Meeting apartment of all sizes are attainable on the skywalk akin of the capital terminal.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

The airport is absolutely attainable for disabled travellers. There are lifts, ramps and acclimatized toilets, and wheelchairs can be supplied if required. TDDs are amid in the concourses and on the terminal lower level. The airlines confined the airport accept wheelchairs available. Disabled parking is attainable abreast the lifts on all levels of the parking ramp.


Best Western Des Moines Airport Hotel (tel: (515) 287 6464), Holiday Inn Airport (tel: (515) 287 2400), Radisson Hotel Airport (tel: (515) 285 7777), Comfort Inn (tel: (515) 287 3434) and Hampton Inn (tel: (515) 287 7300) action adulatory shuttle account to and from the airport.