The Points Guy names Palm Springs International Airport Named Best Small US Airport

PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs International Airport was named Best Small US Airport in the annual reader’s choice awards from The Points Guy.

The 2021 TPG Awards were voted on by readers of The Points Guy in four airport categories: Best Large US Airport, Best Mid-Sized US Airport, Best Small US Airport, and Best International Airport. Palm Springs International Airport was named Best Small US Airport along with Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as Best Large US airport, Dallas Love Field as Best Mid-Sized US Airport, and London-Heathrow International Airport as Best International Airport.

The Best Small US Airport category included the first 34 airports listed as “Small Hubs” by DOT data — with the cutoff being those that saw over 1 million passenger enplanements in 2019. The largest of these was Memphis, Tenn., and the smallest was Greensboro, N.C., per The Points Guy.

“The City of Palm Springs is thrilled to learn the readers of the The Points Guy have recognized Palm Springs International Airport as the best small airport in America,” said Mayor Christy Holstege. “With 11 airlines and more than 30 destinations, PSP is situated just a few miles from downtown Palm Springs, serving as the gateway to the rest of the Coachella Valley,” Mayor Christy Holstege said in a prepared statement. Holstege added the City Council has spent millions over the past several years updating the ticket wing and baggage claim in order to make traveling to PSP even more easy and accessible for residents and visitors.

“We’re thrilled PSP has been named Best Small US Airport,” said Scott White, President & CEO for Visit Greater Palm Springs. “With its open-air walkways and lushly landscaped courtyards that lead within minutes to baggage claim and its breathtaking mountain views, PSP is a surprisingly welcomed and stress-free experience for visitors. This reader’s choice award is a testament to that.”

“Congratulations Palm Springs International Airport for being named the Best Small US Airport for 2021 by The Points Guy,” said Nona Watson, CEO of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. “We all know that our travel adventure starts at the airport, and our well-designed airport offers passengers an experience which supports and enhances their journey. We couldn’t be prouder!”

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