DSM Launches New Website

October 7, 2020



Media Contact: Kayla Kovarna

515-256-5108 Office

515-422-7740 Cell



New Website for Des Moines International Airport

A modern and user-focused website aimed at connecting people to the information they need


Des Moines, Iowa (October 2, 2020):  The Des Moines International Airport launched a new website aimed at enhancing the user experience by connecting people to the information they need while also highlighting the popular destinations travelers can visit.

“We set out to make a website that was user-friendly, providing the information needed quickly and easily,” said Kayla Kovarna, Communications, Marketing and Air Service Development Manager.  “We also wanted people to know the great destinations they can go on a nonstop flight, spending less time traveling and more time relaxing, so we developed a robust nonstop destinations page, too.”

Through heatmapping and analysis of the old website, users visited the flight status pages for arrivals and departures most frequently, followed by the parking page.  The Des Moines Airport Authority team partnered with Blue Compass, a local web development company, to build a new website with easy access to priority pages plus a fully integrated dashboard that provides arrival, departure, and parking information on any page you visit.

The nonstop destinations page includes links to cities travelers can fly nonstop along with links to the airline booking pages that serve those airport markets. 

“We’re extremely excited to serve travelers with an enhanced online experience,” said Drew Harden, President & Co-founder of Blue Compass. “Collaborating with the Des Moines International Airport team was a gratifying experience,  and we look forward to the continued growth and modernization of the Airport and Des Moines community.”

The website maintains the real-time availability on the parking page, the live shuttle tracker, as well as an enhanced contact us form.  The new website also boasts an email notification system for new content publications like monthly passenger statistics and request for proposals. 

“We enjoyed partnering with Blue Compass on this project,” Kovarna said. “We are happy the new website represents the airport we are and the one we aspire to be as we continue to modernize in this ever-evolving industry and rapidly growing region.”

The new website can be easily remembered and found at www.FlyDSM.com.


About the Des Moines Airport Authority

The Des Moines Airport Authority is an independent entity that oversees the operations and maintenance of the Des Moines International Airport. The Airport Authority works to improve the quality of air service and make air travel to and from Des Moines more convenient and pleasurable. For more information, visit www.flydsm.com and follow @dsmairport on Twitter and DSM International Airport on Facebook.