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Distance between Des Moines, IA (DSM) and Wales, AK (WAA)

Distance from Des Moines to Wales (Des Moines International Airport – Wales Airport (Alaska)) is 3229 miles / 5197 kilometers / 2806 nautical miles.

How far is Wales from Des Moines?

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

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 3229.257 miles
  • 5196.985 kilometers
  • 2806.147 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
  • 3220.932 miles
  • 5183.588 kilometers
  • 2798.913 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 Wales Airport (Alaska) (WAA) is 6 hours 36 minutes.

Time difference and current local times

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

Time Difference

Des Moines
Wales

Des Moines, IA

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Wales, AK

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 367 kg (809 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 Wales Airport (Alaska)
City: Wales, AK
Country: United States Flag of United States
IATA Code: WAA
ICAO Code: PAIW
Coordinates: 65°37′21″N, 168°5′42″W

Map

Des Moines to Wales flight map.

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Des Moines (DSM) → Wales (WAA).

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Air miles:
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In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
3229

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