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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Fairbanks, AK (FAI)

Distance from Des Moines to Fairbanks (Des Moines International Airport – Fairbanks International Airport) is 2642 miles / 4252 kilometers / 2296 nautical miles.

How far is Fairbanks from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 2641.978 miles
  • 4251.852 kilometers
  • 2295.816 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
  • 2635.892 miles
  • 4242.057 kilometers
  • 2290.528 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).

Flight duration

Estimated flight time from Des Moines International Airport (DSM) to Fairbanks International Airport (FAI) is 5 hours 30 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines
Fairbanks

Des Moines, IA

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Fairbanks, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 296 kg (653 pounds).

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 Fairbanks International Airport
City: Fairbanks, AK
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: FAI
ICAO Code: PAFA
Coordinates: 64°48′54″N, 147°51′21″W

Map

Des Moines to Fairbanks flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Fairbanks (FAI).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
2642

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