PALM SPRINGS — Just in time for the start of season and some internationally-recognized events, Palm Springs International Airport has announced the presence of 11 airlines to help residents and visitors fly into and out of this international travel destination.
For three consecutive years, Palm Springs International Airport has set record growth. This year could the fourth with a forecast of about 2.6 million passengers flying in and out of the airport, according to Communications Director Amy Blaisdell.
Passengers are reminded to adhere to the airlines request to arrive at the airport at least two hours before flight departure to allow sufficient time for check-in and security screening.
“We are delighted so many airlines have chosen to add and expand routes at Palm Springs International Airport and invest in our destination,” Mary Jo Ginther, director of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, said in a prepared statement. “With year-round sunshine and wildly popular special events like the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Modernism Week, Splash House and Gay Pride Weekend, we truly have grown into warm weather vacation destination that is welcoming to everyone.”
Here’s an overview of the airlines and cities they serve. Service times and start dates vary depending on the airline so the Airport recommends travelers check with the airline directly for specific dates of travel.
- AIR CANADA — Calgary – Toronto – Vancouver
- ALASKA — Portland – San Francisco – Seattle – Everett
- ALLEGIANT —Bellingham
- AMERICAN — Chicago – Dallas – Phoenix
- CONTOUR — Sacramento
- DELTA —Atlanta – Minneapolis – Salt Lake City – Seattle
FRONTIER — Chicago – Denver
- JETBLUE — New York JFK – Boston
- SUN COUNTRY — Minneapolis – San Francisco
- UNITED — Chicago – Denver – Houston – Los Angeles – New York Newark – San Francisco
- WESTJET — Calgary – Edmonton – Vancouver – Winnipeg
The Airport currently uses the Greater Palm Springs Convention (CVB) and Visitors Bureau and the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism to market the international destination.
Palm Springs City Manager David H. Ready told Uken Report earlier this year that “The City Council is also considering adding a new ‘marketing position’ for the Airport – at the recommendation of the Airport Commission.”
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