Des Moines International Airport (IATA: DSM, ICAO: KDSM, FAA LID: DSM) is a civil-military public airport three miles southwest of Des Moines, in Polk County, Iowa. It has 19 connections to major airline hubs.
This airport is in in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which called it a primary commercial service airport. Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 919,990 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008, 853,596 in 2009 and 898,840 in 2010. In 2012 the airport had 1,038,484 enplanements.
DES MOINES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
During the 1920s the Des Moines area had several small private airports for general aviation and airmail. In 1929, the Iowa General Assembly passed a law allowing cities to sell bonds and levy assessments in order to build municipal airports. Over 80 sites were considered for the Des Moines Airport until a decision was made to build on 160 acres (0.65 km²) of farmland south of the city. Construction of the airport began in 1932 and was completed in 1933. The airport’s first passenger terminal was built shortly after the airport was completed. It was replaced by a new terminal in 1950 that has been expanded and renovated several times since then. The present concourses were built in 1970, along with the remodeling of the terminal. The airport itself has expanded several times from its original 160-acre (0.65 km2) site and now covers 2,300 acres (9.3 km²) of land.
DES MOINES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Des Moines International Airport (IATA: DSM, ICAO: KDSM, FAA LID: DSM) is a civil-military public airport three miles southwest of Des Moines, in Polk County, Iowa.
DES MOINES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 958 ft.
Runway length available: 05/23 9003×150 ft. :: 13/31 9001×150 ft.