The cheapest times to fly from DSM to CKY are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • March 26th to May 6th
  • July 30th to October 14th
  • November 5th to November 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DSM to CKY is early October. Prices can be as high as $7230 for Wednesday flights during late December, or as low as $1364 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Conakry

Flying from Des Moines, IA (DSM) to Conakry (CKY) will usually cost between $1368 to $2823 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1368. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3028. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1660 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1886 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DSM to CKY flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DSM to CKY route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DSM to CKY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DSM to CKY flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Des Moines. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.22, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Conakry, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Des Moines. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $386 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1671. Return trip prices are from the CKY to DSM flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DSM to CKY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 28 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DSM to CKY

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from DSM to CKY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DSM > LGA > CKY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1110
  • Average savings: $776 (41.16%)

See DSM to LGA flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (DSM > JFK > CKY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1132
  • Average savings: $754 (39.96%)

See DSM to JFK flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (DSM > EWR > CKY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1197
  • Average savings: $689 (36.54%)

See DSM to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DSM to CKY? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Conakry Airport to Des Moines International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5266 miles or 8475 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DSM to CKY?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DSM to CKY flight is about 10 hour 28 minutes.

How many flights go between Des Moines, IA and Conakry?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from DSM to CKY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DSM
Origination airport name Des Moines International Airport
City Des Moines, IA
Country the United States
Latitude 41.5
Longitude -93.7

Return Airport

Destination code CKY
Destination airport name Conakry Airport
City Conakry
Country Guinea
Latitude 9.6
Longitude -13.6


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