Accessibility - ADA & Title VI

Des Moines International Airport is committed to providing a safe and positive experience for all travelers.  Services are available to support those who need it.

Handicap access and family restrooms are available including an adult changing table at gate C7, a telephone device for the deaf (TDD), and heart defibrillator device locations. Guidance on where to find these services along with information on service animals, traveling with pets, and more can be found below. 


 Wheelchair Services

Wheelchair assistance is provided by G2 Secure Staff from the curbside to the planeside. G2 can be reached at 515-256-5500.

 Family Restrooms

Family restrooms are located throughout the terminal.

  • Pre-security: there is one family restroom. It can be found across from the Southwest ticket counter near the baggage claim.
  • Post-security: there are two family restrooms. The first is located near gate C7 down the hallway. It is equipped with an adult changing table. Another family restroom is located at A5 at the end of the A Concourse downstairs. Travelers may use the stairway or the elevator to reach the family restroom.  This restroom has a standard children’s changing table but does not have an adult-sized changing table.
 Mother's Room

A Mamava Nursing Pod, sponsored by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, is a private space for nursing moms. It is located immediately after the TSA Security Checkpoint across from the DSM Police Desk.

 Ground Transportation Services

Quick and easy transportation services to meet the needs of all travelers. 

View Ground Transportation Options

 Service Animals, Pets, and Pet Relief Area

Only ticketed passengers traveling with a pet or a service animal are allowed to have the animal in the Des Moines International Airport.  If a passenger is traveling with a pet, it must be in a pet carrier at all times. 

Pet relief areas are located outside the terminal. There is a designated area for pets and service animals to relieve themselves outside of the terminal by the parking garage (north of the skywalk). The small fenced area is complete with a fake fire hydrant. Passengers should contact their airline for specific policies and fares for transporting pets in cargo or for traveling with a pet or service animal. Passengers should contact TSA for information on security screening for a pet or service animal. 

Title VI Airport Nondiscrimination Program

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Pub. L. No. 100-259, 102 Stat. 28, prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. The Des Moines International Airport is committed to ensuring no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The Des Moines Airport Authority further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, regardless of whether those programs and activities are federally funded.