Ankeny Regional Airport (IKV) is a public airport located within the city limits of Ankeny, Iowa in the Des Moines Metropolitan Area. The airport is owned and operated by the Polk County Aviation Authority (PCAA) . Ankeny Regional is the designated reliever airport for Des Moines International (DSM).
The airport has grown to become the third-busiest in the State of Iowa. In 2011, the airport had 48,600 general aviation aircraft operations, an average of 133 per day. There is a strong use of the airport by area businesses for meetings and parts delivery. Charter services are also popular, serving over 650,000 people in the metropolitan area. General aviation use is high, aided by the significant aircraft storage space at the airport. There are almost 100 aircraft based at the airport
The airport provides full service flight support to executive and corporate travel, freight operations and general aviation. The airport supports operations of turbine and piston fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
PCAA has plans to expand the use of crosswind Runway 4/22 by relocating the Runway Protection Zone threshold to the northeast, providing pilots full use of the runway. There are also plans to create a South Terminal Area to serve as a location for corporate flight departments, institutional users, and business users.