Des Moines International Airport (IATA: DSM, ICAO: KDSM, FAA LID: DSM) is a joint civil-military public-use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Des Moines, a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States. The airport serves the Des Moines metropolitan area with 19 connections to major airline hubs. In 2011, it was reported that DSM is now the 85th busiest airport in the United States by passenger traffic.
This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 919,990 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,853,596 enplanements in 2009, and 898,840 in 2010.Des Moines International Airport covers an area of 2,625 acres (1,062 ha) at an elevation of 958 feet (292 m) above mean sea level. It has two runways: 5/23 is 9,003 by 150 feet (2,744 x 46 m) with an asphalt and concrete surface; 13/31 is 9,002 by 150 feet (2,744 x 46 m) with an asphalt surface.