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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Cordova, AK (CDV)

Flight distance from Des Moines to Cordova (Des Moines International Airport – Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport) is 2520 miles / 4056 kilometers / 2190 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 5 hours 16 minutes.

Driving distance from Des Moines (DSM) to Cordova (CDV) is 3516 miles / 5659 kilometers and travel time by car is about 66 hours 31 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Des Moines to Cordova.

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport (CDV).

How far is Cordova from Des Moines?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Des Moines and Cordova. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2520.368 miles
  • 4056.139 kilometers
  • 2190.140 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 2514.367 miles
  • 4046.481 kilometers
  • 2184.925 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Des Moines International Airport
City: Des Moines, IA
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: DSM
ICAO Code: KDSM
Coordinates: 41°32′2″N, 93°39′47″W

B Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport
City: Cordova, AK
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: CDV
ICAO Code: PACV
Coordinates: 60°29′30″N, 145°28′40″W

Time difference and current local times

The time difference between Des Moines and Cordova is 3 hours. Cordova is 3 hours behind Des Moines.

Time Difference

Des Moines, IA

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Cordova, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 278 kg (612 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Cordova (CDV).

Distance:
2520
Elite level bonus:
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Booking class bonus:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2520

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