News Listings for Des Moines International

  • Des Moines airport pursues third runway

    News | 14 Jan 2008 20:41 | Megan Kuhn

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal>Construction of a new runway at <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Des Moines</st1:place></st1:City> international airport should begin in 2010.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>Estimated cost of the project is roughly $42 million, an airport spokesman says. </p> <p class=MsoNormal>But the city must purchase one residential property and four vacant properties near the airport before ground can be broken on the runway. <o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Des Moines</st1:place></st1:City> acquired the seventh of 11 required vacant lots near the airport for roughly $1.4 million in December; it has already purchased 21 residential properties.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>The airport has been using FAA funding to purchase the property since it started the endeavor in 2004; the FAA pays 95% and the airport covers the remainder, the airport’s master
  • Northwest's Compass picks Louisville for E-175 maintenance site

    News | 14 Sep 2007 16:21 | Mary Kirby

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Northwest Airlines regional subsidiary Compass Airlines has selected <st1:State u1:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Kentucky</st1:State></st1:State>’s <st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u1:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Louisville</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u1:st="on">International</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType u1:st="on">Airport</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></st1:PlaceType></st1:place> for the site of its new maintenance facility.<u2:p></u2:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Several locations were considered for the facility, but Northwest’s Louisville schedule and the city’s proximity to the US major’s hubs in Minneapolis/St Paul, Detroit and Memphis made Lo
  • Mesaba to construct Des Moines maintenance facility

    News | 10 Sep 2007 18:01 | Mary Kirby

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto; mso-layout-grid-align:none;text-autospace:none'>Northwest Airlines regional subsidiary <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Mesaba</span></span> Airlines plans to construct an aircraft maintenance facility at <st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u1:st="on"><st1:State u2:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Iowa</st1:State></st1:State>’s <st1:place u2:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u2:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Des Moines</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName></st1:place></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u3:st="on"><st1:PlaceName u1:st="on">International</st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName></st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType u3:st="on"><st1:PlaceType u1:st="on">Airport</st1:PlaceType></st1:place></st1:PlaceType></st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.</p> <p class=MsoNormal