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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Ketchikan, AK (KTN)

Distance from Des Moines to Ketchikan (Des Moines International Airport – Ketchikan International Airport) is 1959 miles / 3152 kilometers / 1702 nautical miles.

How far is Ketchikan from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 1958.626 miles
  • 3152.103 kilometers
  • 1702.000 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
  • 1954.179 miles
  • 3144.946 kilometers
  • 1698.135 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 Ketchikan International Airport (KTN) is 4 hours 12 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines
Ketchikan

Des Moines, IA

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Ketchikan, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 216 kg (477 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 Ketchikan International Airport
City: Ketchikan, AK
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: KTN
ICAO Code: PAKT
Coordinates: 55°21′19″N, 131°42′38″W

Des Moines to Ketchikan flight path

Shortest flight path between Des Moines International Airport (DSM) and Ketchikan International Airport (KTN).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Ketchikan (KTN).

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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
1959

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