Airlines at Des Moines International Airport provide passenger flights and destinations that include American Airlines to Dallas Fort Worth; Delta Airlines to Atlanta; Frontier Airlines to Denver; United Airlines to Chicago O’Hare/Denver; American Eagle to Chicago O’Hare and Dallas Fort Worth; United Express/Mesa Airlines to Chicago O’Hare and US Airways to Phoenix. Many smaller airlines operate out of Des Moines including Shuttle America, PSA Airlines, Republic Airlines, Compass Airlines, and Apple Vacations. Most of the major airlines use the smaller services for connecting flights.
Des Moines International’s 2,500-acre airport has two terminals: Concourse A and Concourse B. Concourse A has 6 gates and Concourse B has eight gates. Allegiant Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, Mesa Airlines, and SkyWest use Concourse A. American Airlines, Pinnacle Airlines, American Eagle and Express Jet use Concourse B. United Airlines, which uses Des Moines as its main hub, makes up 32% of passengers, followed by Delta Airlines, American Eagle, Allegiant Airlines, Frontier Air, US Airways, and Air Tran.
The top ten domestic flights out of Des Moines include Chicago-O’Hare, by American and United; Denver, by Frontier and United; Dallas, by American; Minneapolis/St. Paul, by United; Atlanta, by Delta; Detroit, by Delta; Milwaukee, by Air Tran; Memphis, by Delta; Phoenix, by US Airways; and Las Vegas, by Allegiant.
Cargo flights are provided by Air Net, with destinations to Denver, Omaha, and Rochester; FedEx Express, with flights to Memphis and Madison; Flight Express, with destinations to Waterloo, St. Louis, Fort Dodge, and Kansas City, and UPS Airlines, with destinations to Burbank, Cedar Rapids, Spokane, Sacramento, Philadelphia, Louisville, and Rockford. Carriers with the most arrivals and departures include American Eagle, with 310,000; Mesaba, with 227,000; United, with 222,000; SkyWest, with 160,000; Allegiant, with 141,000, and the other airlines have a combined total of 738,000.