PALM SPRINGS – Three airlines in less than four months have announced new services to and from Palm Springs International Airport just in time for the holiday season.

During the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, Palm Springs International Airport will have the most nonstop flights ever departing, averaging 51 flights per day between Dec. 20 and Jan. 6, according to flight schedules.

The latest airline to join the fleet of services is Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines. It has announced it will start new nonstop service between San Francisco and Palm Springs International Airport, beginning Nov. 19.

The flights will operate twice a week with roundtrips to and from Palm Springs on Monday and Friday. Flights will start as low as $59 one way. In addition, Sun

Country Airlines will also begin offering nonstop service between Portland and San Francisco.

“We’re excited to offer new routes between these popular west coast cities at a great value for our guests,” Ben Brookman, vice president, network and pricing at Sun Country Airlines said in a prepared statement. “With the adventure of Portland, the energy of San Francisco and the warm-weather of Palm Springs, these destinations have something for everyone.”

Fares and flight schedules are available by visiting here.

“Thanks to our year-round sunshine and relaxed desert lifestyle, nonstop service between San Francisco and PSP is expected to be incredibly popular,” Mary Jo Ginther, director of the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism, said.

In June, the City of Palm Springs announced that Delta Airlines would be adding new seasonal service to and from Palm Springs International Airport to Atlanta, Ga.

The new service will operate one nonstop flight daily beginning Dec. 20, 2018 through Jan. 20, 2019 — and then one trip on Saturdays through March 30, 2019.

In August, Flair Airlines, a Canadian, low-fare airline announced it would add Palm Springs International Airport to its network of flights, beginning Dec. 22, 2018.

Service in Palm Springs will be seasonal between Edmonton and Palm Springs up to four times a week. Other U.S. airports added include Florida’s Orlando International Airport, St. Pete-Clearwater (Tampa Bay), Miami as well as Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa Airport.

“Having brought low-fare air service to 10 Canadian cities this summer, we are now taking the show on the road and heading south to some of the most popular winter getaway spots; escaping the great Canadian winter will cost a lot less this year,” said David Tait, Flair’s Executive Chairman.

The city of Palm Springs is thrilled to welcome Flair Airlines to Palm Springs International Airport, said City Manager David H. Ready.

“Canadian travelers have a long history of visiting the Coachella Valley for our year-round sunshine, spectacular resort amenities and a relaxed desert lifestyle. We thank Flair for investing in the Palm Springs destination and look forward to a long relationship.”



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