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Iowa International Airports . Iowa International Airports

Major Airports Code  
Des Moines International Airport DSM

World War II B-17 takes off from Ankeny, Iowa, airport

Regional Airports  
Eastern Iowa Airport (Cedar Rapids) CID
Southeast Iowa Regional Airport BRL
Airport Delays  

Getting to Know Iowa's Airports

There are 122 public use airports in Iowa. The airports in Iowa are well connected to the other states of USA. The airports use up to date technology as the state since all kinds of weather.

Iowa is a fairly large state with 122 airports. The only international airport is the Des Moines International Airport.

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  • Des Moines International Airport

    Des Moines International Airport
    Des Moines International Airport(DSM) is a civil-military public airport located three miles southwest of Des Moines, in Polk County, Iowa. There are 21 connections to major airline hubs. The airport receives nearly two million passengers annually.

    The airport includes 2,625 acres at an elevation of 958 feet above mean sea level. There are two runways: 5/23 is 9,003 by 150 feet asphalt/concrete surface; 13/31 is 9,002 by 150 feet asphalt surface. There are two concourses; concourse A with gates A1-A5

    Initially, the airport was governed by the City of Des Moines' Parks Department. In the 1960s, a separate Aviation Department was established by the city, and in 1982, a separate Aviation Policy Advisory Board was established. The airport was renamed the Des Moines International Airport in 1986 to acknowledge the presence of a United States Customs Service office located at the airport.

    In 2011, the City of Des Moines transferred control to the Des Moines Airport Authority. The city retained ownership of the land but transferred title to all property and equipment to the public authority. In turn, the authority agreed to lease the land for 99-years

    Major airlines serving this airport are: Des Moines International Airport are Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Connection, United Airlines.  - List of US Airlines

    Eastern Iowa Airport (Cedar Rapids)

    Eastern Iowa Airport
    Eastern Iowa Airport(CID) is a commercial airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, located on Wright Brothers Boulevard on the south edge of town, about two miles west of Interstate 380. The airport covers 3,288 acres.

    In recent years the airport has been served almost entirely by regional jets, however this is changing. Delta now provides Boeing 717 flights to Atlanta and United to Denver on Airbus 319s. In addition, United is using mainline Boeing 737 service to Chicago O'Hare Int'l. American, Delta, and United still utilize a majority of regional jets, although the size has increased on a majority of flights to 70-76 seat regional jets with first class cabins while Allegiant and Frontier fly Airbus 319s. The airport sees five airlines with non-stop flights to fourteen airports. There are 13 gates; six gates on the upper concourse (C) have jet bridge boarding and Gates B1-B7 are ground level boarding areas.

    Major airlines serving this airport are: Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines. The airport has many facilities and recreational areas such as ATMs, Game Arcade, Free WiFi Internet, TTD phones for the hearing impaired and change machines

    Southeast Iowa Regional Airport

    Cessna Grand Caravan commercial flights between Burlington, Iowa and major cities in the Midwest
    Southeast Iowa Regional Airport(BRL) is a public use airport situated two nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Burlington, a city in Des Moines County, Iowa It is owned by the Southeast Iowa Regional Airport Authority which also includes representatives from the city of Burlington, the city of West Burlington, and Des Moines County. The airport is typically used for general aviation, but is also served by one commercial airline, a service which is subsidized by the federal government's Essential Air Service program at a cost of $1,917,566 (per year).

    The airport is technologically up-to-date to make flying as easy as possible for the passengers. The airport features de-icing equipment to clear the runways and keep it operational in winters. Hangar facilities are also available to private fliers. The airport is conveniently located near the Flint Ridge Business Park. The principal airline, connecting to the rest of USA, is American Airlines.  - List of US Airlines

    Other important Iowa Airports

    Burlington, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Iowa City, Mason City, Sioux City, and Waterloo,  

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