Des Moines International averages 152 scheduled operations per day (individual takeoffs and landings) and about 165 general and business aviation operations per day. This article looks at how the airport is trying to attract more both cargo and passenger operations by staying competitive from a shipping standpoint and taking advantage of their geographically attractive location right in the middle of the country. The airport currently operates three runways (total of 18,600 ft or 5,670 m) but plans call for adding almost 10,000 ft (3,048 m) more, and the state is constructing a bypass freeway around the center of the city that will pass about two miles from the airport. Airport officials have been able to rely on both city and federal financial support, but recognize that competition is absolutely necessary to increase business.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill Company

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  • Authors:
    • Proulx, J
  • Publication Date: 1999-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 25-29
  • Serial:
    • Airports Today
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00765293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1999 12:00AM