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Cheap Flights From Des Moines Intl. Airport Starting At $39 One Way, $77 Round Trip

Prices starting at $77 for return flights and $39 for one-way flights to were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

Cheap Flights to Des Moines Intl. Airport starting at $39 One Way, $77 Round Trip

One way and return prices found within past 7 days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Deals On This Weekend's Flights

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
DSM San Diego Nov 7 - Nov 14 $120
DSM Denver Nov 7 - Nov 21 $127
DSM Dallas Nov 6 - Nov 9 $165
DSM Santa Ana Nov 7 - Nov 16 $188
DSM Phoenix Nov 7 - Nov 16 $198
DSM Orlando Nov 7 - Nov 16 $248
DSM Tampa Nov 6 - Nov 18 $285
DSM Fort Lauderdale Nov 8 - Nov 21 $315
DSM Las Vegas Nov 6 - Nov 9 $358
DSM Los Angeles Nov 6 - Nov 13 $1,397
*Prices include taxes and fees
Des Moines Intl. Airport
Airport Name
Des Moines International Airport
Airport Location
Des Moines, United States

Airport Code

Precip: 55%
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Des Moines Airport Data

Name of AirportDes Moines
Airport IATA CodeDSM
Lowest Flight Price$39
Available Airline Carriers Frontier Airlines, American Airlines
Flights Per Day4
Most Popular AirlineAmerican Airlines

Fly to Des Moines International Airport

Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is located three miles southwest of Des Moines, IA. This facility provides travel services for more than two million passengers passing through the Des Moines area each year.

It is home to the Des Moines Air National Guard Base as well as the 132d Fighter Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard.

History of Des Moines International Airport

There were several small airports located throughout Des Moines in the early 1920s which provided general aviation and airmail.

In 1929, a law was passed in the state that allowed cities to sell bonds in order to build municipal airports. While more than 80 different sites were considered, the final decision was made to build on 160 acres of farmland just south of Des Moines.

Construction on Des Moines International Airport (DSM) was completed in 1933, numerous expansions and improvements have been made over the years to make the airport the successful and necessary facility it is today.

Airlines and Most Popular Destinations

Delta Air Lines handles a majority of the flights that go in and out of Des Moines International Airport (DSM) followed by United Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, Allegiant Air, Southwest and Frontier Airlines.

There are two concourses and 12 gates with concourse a providing A1 through A5 while Concourse C is home to gates C1 through C7.

Flights from Des Moines Intl. Airport - Frequently Asked Questions

Where can you fly to from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)?

Loads of domestic travelers jet to Chicago, Denver or Minneapolis - St. Paul. Choose your destination, book your airfare and you'll be kicking off your exciting adventure in a flash.

What airlines fly out of Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)?

These domestic carriers all operate out of Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) and are reliable options:

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight from Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is DSM?

DSM is the identifier for Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), as set by the trade association, IATA. Most airports around the world have their own special three-letter identifier, which is used primarliy for ticketing and itinerary purposes.

Are there private lounges in Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.)?

No, Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) does not have a private lounge. If you really need an escape, it shouldn't be too hard to find a quiet place to relax in with a magazine somewhere in the terminal building.

Flights Review

Mar 17, 2020

Paid extra for 1st Class and it was wonderful. Delta and its employees were GREAT..

Mar 16, 2020

Appreciated that our connecting flight was already rescheduled and ready to go for us when our first leg was late arriving at our connecting airport.

Mar 1, 2020

Arrived about 30 minutes early! Nice job United Airlines!

Feb 26, 2020

So nice to get free carry-on plus complimentary snacks and drinks in coach with AA. Last flight with Frontier there were charges for all those.

Feb 22, 2020

Kelly our flight attendant was so friendly and made our trip special

Feb 22, 2020

Seat power

Feb 20, 2020

Male flight attendant was excellent!

Feb 15, 2020

Need wider seats

Feb 5, 2020

Did not like not bring able to choose my seat. Was assigned the middle.

Jan 30, 2020

Flight took off 33 min late

Jan 26, 2020

There is no leg room and the seating is cramped and uncomfortable.

Jan 20, 2020

Flight takeoff delayed for de-icing plane; no hot coffee available; probably weather-related issues made it a so-so experience. Service people did their best.

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