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Des Moines Intl Airport, Des Moines, Iowa

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 93.3% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 80,338 passengers embarked on 1,735 regularly scheduled flights. About 10% of departures (carrying 23% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 90% of departures (carrying 77% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at Des Moines Intl Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
American Eagle Airlines Inc. 451 15,318 53.1 64.0 %
Mesaba Airlines 238 11,225 63.4 74.3 %
United Air Lines Inc. 115 10,703 121.0 76.9 %
Pinnacle Airlines Inc. 238 8,611 50 72.4 %
Mesa Airlines Inc. 150 7,115 58.1 81.7 %
Skywest Airlines Inc. 165 6,826 55.3 74.8 %
Shuttle America Corp. 69 3,653 70 75.6 %
Atlantic Southeast Airlines 88 3,387 50 77.0 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 56 2,046 50 73.1 %
Comair Inc. 26 1,022 69.2 56.8 %
Chautauqua Airlines Inc. 29 679 44.2 53.0 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR DES MOINES INTL AIRPORT

NO RECORD OF INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR DES MOINES INTL AIRPORT

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010