Airport Business

DSM serves as an economic engine for the region and for the State of Iowa. The Airport is also a thriving business on its own with several tenants, business units, and projects being implemented across the airport campus. 




Read below for information on business opportunities at the airport including advertising, air cargo operations, T-Hangar leases, and more.  


All advertising at the Des Moines International Airport is managed by Clear Channel Airports, a division of Clear Channel Outdoor. For commercial airport advertising inquiries, please contact Kyle Huddle.

Kyle Huddle, Clear Channel Airports

Office:  800.628.6800 ext. 12933

Direct:  1.610.674.6097

Cell:  610-573-6539

Air Cargo Operations

Ranked in the top 50 airports for air cargo tonnage in the United States, Des Moines International Airport has over 1 million square feet of cargo aircraft parking with expansion opportunities. The airport cargo area also includes more than 100,000 square feet of warehouse space. 

Current air cargo vendors include FedEx and United Parcel Service (UPS). Ground handling services are provided by the individual airlines and air cargo carriers. Each has the experience and equipment to handle a variety of aircraft equipment and freight. 


3023 Army Post Rd.

Des Moines, IA 50321

(800) 463-3339 or (800) 238-5355


United Parcel Service (UPS)

2601 Army Post Rd.

Des Moines, IA 50321

(800) 742-5877


For more information or to inquire about adding air cargo at DSM, contact Kayla Kovarna

Air Service Incentive Program

Des Moines International Airport is proud to offer an incentive program to existing and prospective airlines to improve air service to and from Iowa.  

DSM offers marketing funds as well as a landing and apron fee waivers following FAA guidelines.  

Contact Kayla Kovarna, Air Service Development Manager, for specifics on qualifying for airline incentives.

Development Opportunities

The Des Moines Airport Authority has nine areas which have been identified for future airside and landside business development to foster economic growth for the airport and region.  The airport serves as an economic engine by enhancing economic indicators that contribute to the regions growth by increasing area jobs, annual payrolls, and annual economic output.  Review the development plan to understand the available development sites and options at the Airport.

Des Moines International Airport Development Plan

Space for Lease

DSM leases space throughout the terminal and buildings on the airport campus.

To inquire about leasing hangar, concession, or office space at the airport contact Craig Eveland, Contracts and Reporting Administrator, at (515) 256-5006.

View the DSM T-Hangar Map here

Learn about Des Moines Airport Authority Minimum Standards


For additional inquiries, call Airport Administration at (515) 256-5100.