Iowa Airports

Iowa may be a landlocked state, but the collection of Iowa airports found throughout the state gives passengers access to the whole world. Both short flights from Midwestern hub cities to the smaller airports here, or longer flights to the Des Moines airport from big cities near and far come into airports in Iowa. Those embarking on Iowa vacations can fly into the city of their choice and begin exploring.

The largest of the Iowa airports is located in Des Moines, Iowa's capital city. Nearly two million passengers utilize the Des Moines airport every year, arriving from cities like Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, Milwaukee, New York, and the biggest city in the Midwest, Chicago. When passengers fly in and out of the Des Moines airport, they'll find an assortment of shops, restaurants, and services that make time at the airport and vacation planning a breeze. There are several car rental agencies right in the terminal, a short walk from the Des Moines airport parking lot.

As with most well-traveled airports, this transportation hub devotes ample space for Des Moines airport parking. Whether passengers are preparing for a long trip or planning to pick up someone, there's plenty of parking available in the short-term, long-term, and economy lots. Long-term parking is available in an enclosed parking ramp, and the economy lot is outdoors. A shuttle bus that runs 24 hours a day brings passengers and their luggage from the economy Des Moines airport parking spots to the main terminal. Once passengers leave the airport lots, they'll have easy access to Des Moines hotels and lots of attractions, including several museums and Adventureland USA theme park.

One of the easternmost airports in Iowa, the Dubuque Regional Airport is serviced by American Eagle. Four daily flights to and from the Chicago O'Hare International Airport make it easy to access cities around the U.S. and the world after a short flight from Dubuque. As a thank you to passengers, the airport has launched the FlyDBQ Rewards programs. Passengers enjoy access to short security lines, a restaurant onsite, and access to wireless internet, while program partners in and around Dubuque offer special savings. Among the largest of the Iowa airports, this transportation hub also features free short-term parking, and easy access to car rentals and nearby Dubuque hotels.

Another one of the Iowa airports in cities along the Mississippi River, the Quad City International Airport services passengers enjoying Iowa vacations in the eastern part of the state and extending into western Illinois. Currently, five airlines service several hub cities, including Atlanta, Orlando and Chicago. It's also one of the few places in the region to book a flight on a low-cost carrier.

Those planning on spending time in Council Bluffs and its exciting casinos can book flights into the nearby Omaha, Nebraska, airport or Sioux Gateway. This Sioux City airport offers several daily trips to and from Minneapolis/Saint Paul. Passengers in this westernmost of the airports in Iowa can enjoy the free wireless Internet access and the business center while they're waiting to catch their flights.

Passengers also can fly to the Twin Cities from the Fort Dodge Regional Airport or catch flights to Mason City. Traveling to and from these two Iowa airports is a short trip in the air, but it provides hassle-free access to all of the things to do in the respective cities. Located a short distance from Interstate 35, the Mason City Municipal Airport is serviced by a regional carrier.

Another entry on the list of airports in Iowa, the Eastern Iowa Airport serves visitors to Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities. Passengers can fly nonstop to Tampa/Saint Petersburg with one carrier or book trips on legacy carriers to an array of American cites, including Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, and Saint Louis. Skycaps, Internet access, ground transportation rentals, and close proximity to several Cedar Rapids hotels makes the Eastern Iowa Airport a welcoming choice for passengers.

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