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American Airlines Will Connect Des Moines With the Big Apple This Summer

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American Airlines is showing its dedication to keeping smaller, regional airports connected with its latest new route announcement to Des Moines.

This summer, the capital city of Iowa is getting a new nonstop route to New York’s LaGuardia airport.

Here are the details.

American’s Once-daily Service Coming Soon

American’s new route between Des Moines and New York’s LaGuardia will operate with the following schedule:

  • Depart Des Moines (DSM) 6:30 a.m. — Arrive New York (LGA) 10:10 a.m.
  • Depart New York (LGA) 6 p.m. — Arrive Des Moines (DSM) 8:10 p.m.
Map of American Airlines route about to launch connecting LaGuardia and Des Moines, Iowa. Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper.

Until American inaugurates service in June, Delta will be the only other airline offering nonstop service between New York’s LaGuardia and the heart of Iowa.

Adding to the incumbent Delta service and Allegiant’s nonstop from Newark (EWR), American’s new route will become the third nonstop service to the New York city area from Des Moines.

“Connectivity is essential for a vibrant economy; this new service demonstrates the growing demand for leisure and business air service in Central Iowa,” said Kevin Foley, executive director at Des Moines Airport Authority.

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American will deploy a Republic Airways-operated, American Eagle Embraer E175 on the route with 76 seats.

American will fly the New York-LGA to Des Moines flight with an Embraer 175. Image Credit: Embraer

The regional jet comprises domestic first class up front where there are 12 seats in a 1-2 configuration, while the 64 economy seats are configured in a 2-2 layout with 20 Main Cabin Extra seats.

Final Thoughts

American’s first New York to Des Moines flight will take to the skies on June 1, 2023 — and it’s great to see the carrier providing expanded service to regional destinations like Des Moines.

About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.


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