The cheapest times to fly from ECP to DSM are
- January 1st to February 25th (except the week of January 29th)
- April 9th to May 13th
- July 2nd to July 29th
- October 15th 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 ECP to DSM is early December. Prices can be as high as $721 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $255 for Tuesday flights around early December.
When to Fly to Des Moines
Flying from Panama City, FL (ECP) to Des Moines, IA (DSM) will usually cost between $268 to $544 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $307. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $527. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $220 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $368 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ECP to DSM flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ECP to DSM route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the ECP to DSM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Panama City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Des Moines, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Panama City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $133 (31%) 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 $280. Return trip prices are from the DSM to ECP flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from ECP to DSM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 35 minutes may not be realistic.
Alternative Nearby Airports
Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ECP to DSM while comparing.
- 103 miles (166 km) away from DSM
- Usually 2.72% less expensive than DSM
- 1-layover flights available
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from ECP to DSM? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Southwest, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Des Moines International Airport to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 888 miles or 1429 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from ECP to DSM?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop ECP to DSM flight is about 2 hour 35 minutes.
How many flights go between Panama City, FL and Des Moines, IA?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 19 available flights from ECP to DSM.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport|
|City||Panama City, FL|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Des Moines International Airport|
|City||Des Moines, IA|
|Country||the United States|
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