The flight time from Phoenix to Des Moines is 2 hours, 39 minutes. See Data as Tables

Average Timeline

Leaves PHX Phoenix, AZ 4 minutes early.
16 minutes taxiing out
2 hours, 16 minutes in the air
5 minutes taxiing in
Arrives DSM Des Moines, IA 7 minutes early.

Flight Reliability By Airline ?

American
90%
Southwest
88%
Frontier
85%
Cancelled
Delayed*
Normal

Flight Summary

The flight time from Phoenix to Des Moines is 2 hours, 39 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 16 minutes.

The flight distance from Phoenix to Des Moines is 1149 Miles.

Reverse Journey

Des Moines to Phoenix
3 hours, 6 minutes

Flight Time By Airline ?

Southwest
2h 30m
Frontier
2h 39m
American
2h 40m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flight Time by Time of Day ?

12AM06AM12PM06PM 30m1h1h 30m2h2h 30m
Taxiing Out
Air Time
Taxiing In

Flights By Time of Day ?
(Average)

12AM06AM12PM06PM0.00.20.40.60.81.0

Flights Per Week

17

Distance

1149 Miles

Flights By Month ?

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Flights By Day of Week ?
(Average)

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun01234

Flights By Airline ?
(Per Week)

American
15
Southwest
1
Frontier
1

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Phoenix from Des Moines by plane?

The distance from Phoenix to Des Moines by plane is 1149 Miles. This is the air distance on the most direct route taken by the vast majority of flights.

How long is the flight from Phoenix to Des Moines?

The flight time from Phoenix to Des Moines is 2 hours, 39 minutes. The time spent in the air is 2 hours, 16 minutes. These numbers are averages. In reality, it varies by airline with Southwest being the fastest taking 2 hours, 30 minutes, and American the slowest taking 2 hours, 40 minutes.

What airlines fly from Phoenix to Des Moines?

Southwest, Frontier, and American are the airlines with direct flights from Phoenix to Des Moines.

Does Southwest fly from Phoenix to Des Moines?

Yes! Southwest does fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Des Moines (DSM). On average, they have 1 flights per week on this route. This may vary seasonally, please check the chart above for more details.

Tables and Explanations

Data Source

Our information is computed from the latest available data from the US Department of Transportation.

Average Timeline Timeline Chart

The average timeline contains the median time a flight spends in 3 stages. The first of these three stages is taxiing out which includes the time from the flight leaving the gate to taking off. The second stage is in the air, which includes the time spent from the flight leaving the ground to touching back down at the end of it's journey. The last stage is taxiing in, which is from when the flight touches down to the flight arriving at it's gate.

The average timeline also estimates on average of when the flight will leave and arrive relative to it's stated departure time.

Leaves Phoenix 4 minutes early
Taxi Out Time 16 minutes
In the Air 136 minutes
Taxiing In 5 minutes
Arrives Des Moines 7 minutes early

Flight Reliability Reliability Chart

The reliability of an airline measures how often the airline's flights on this route are cancelled or delayed more than 20 minutes. For example, from Phoenix to Des Moines, Southwest is 88% reliable, which means that Southwest flights are on time 88% of the time, and cancelled or delayed the remaining time.

Airline Normal Flights Arrival Delayed* Flight Cancelled
American 90% 10% 0%
Southwest 88% 8% 4%
Frontier 85% 13% 2%

Flight Time By Airline Flight Time By Airline Chart

Each airline takes a different amount of time to fly between Phoenix and Des Moines, this is due to different operational factors on the ground, as well as scheduling of planes. Each airline's flight time is split into three stages which are described above in the "Average Timeline" section. There are also miscellaneous operational issues which are included in the below total but are not accounted for in one of the three stages.

Airline Taxiing Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxiing In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
Southwest 9 136 3 150
Frontier 14 134 7 159
American 17 137 5 160

Flights By Time of Day Flight Time By Day Chart

This one is pretty self explanatory, it represents the number of flights that leave the gate in a given hour of the day. The tricky thing here is that this is normally not a whole number since it is an average over 52 weeks. Partial numbers may indicate that a flight may be seasonal or may take off at different times due to different operational factors.

Time Count
8pm 0.33
11am 0.08
1pm 0.17
6am 0.06
10am 0
7pm 0.36
12pm 0.22
6pm 0.29
5pm 0.02
8am 0.62
9am 0.35

Flights By Month Flights By Month Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix to Des Moines that take off in a given month of the year. This number changes because some flights are seasonal, and almost all flights have uneven demand througout the year.

Month Count
January 80
February 82
March 115
April 103
May 64
June 59
July 59
August 64
September 64
October 65
November 71
December 90

Flights By Day Of Week Flights By Day of Week Chart

The quantity of flights from Phoenix to Des Moines that take off on a given day of the week. Some routes only have enough demand to sustain a few trips a week, while others have many flights a day. This number is also an average across the year, and hence may not be a whole number.

Day Count
Monday 2.21
Tuesday 2.56
Wednesday 2.21
Thursday 2.69
Friday 2.21
Saturday 2.58
Sunday 3.15

Flight per Airline (per Week) Flights By Airline Chart

How many times an airline flies this route in a week. Different factors play into how often a carrier chooses to fly a given route including it's need to connect disparate routes, and demand.

Airline Flights per Week
American 0
Southwest 0
Frontier 0

Flight Time By Time of Day Flight Time by Time of Day Chart

The total flight time varies by each hour of the day due to factors such as airport traffic. More flights leaving an airport may cause higher taxi in or taxi out times. See the description of the average timeline above for a deeper discussion of each of these times.

Time Taxi Out
(minutes)
In the Air
(minutes)
Taxi In
(minutes)
Total
(minutes)
8pm 15 135 6 158
11am 14 137 6 155
1pm 15 132 6 156
6am 13 134 7 161
10am 18 126 18 162
7pm 16 136 6 159
12pm 14 137 4 157
6pm 14 140 6 161
5pm 10 140 3 159
8am 19 137 5 161
9am 18 134 5 160
* Delayed more than 20 minutes.
All data above is a median or mean as appropriate.