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Palm Springs International Airport

Read to discover Palm Springs Airport, its facilities and services it has on offer, the top destinations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this with.

About Palm Springs International Airport

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Palm Springs International Airport (IATA: PSP) formerly known as Palm Springs Municipal Airport, is an airport that serves 2.3 million passengers each year. The airport opened in 1939 and serves cities within the United States. The airport has an area of 940 acres and owns two runways.

The airport was ranked 3rd in a 2011 listing of "America's Most Stress-Free Airports" by Smarter Travel.

Palm Springs International Airport Location

The airport is located 2 miles (3 km) east of downtown Palm Springs, in California:


Palm Springs International Airport offers facilities and services to provide its travellers ease and comfort. In total, the airport has 17 gates as well as restaurants, cafes, shops and bars the airport terminal.

Facilities Include:

A wide range of shopping and dining places are available from popular restaurants, cafes and luxury and designer shops.

Free WiFi Accessibility

Mobile Charging

Baby Care Facilities

Children's Play Area

Terminal Courtyard


Currency Exchange

Lounges Include:

USO Lounge / Military Lounge (Main Terminal): includes snacks, library, showers, TV, DVD, internet cafe, Travel and concierge assistance, hotel discounts all for active military members in the US military and their families.


palm springs runway

Palm Springs International Airport currently has two runways.

Direction Length (ft) Length (m) Surface
13R/31L 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
13L/31R 4,952 1,509 Asphalt



Main Terminal

The main terminal consists of three parts, the main building, the Sonny Bono Concourse to the north and the unnamed concourse to the south. The main building of the airport is open to the public. After leaving the main building through the automated doors which take you to the open-air courtyard, travellers can gain access to 17 gates at two of the concourses. Sonny Bono Concourse has 8 gates numbering from 4 to 11 and is used for larger aircrafts such as the Boeing 737 because of its air bridges. The unnamed concourse hosts a total of 9 gates, numbering from 12 to 20.

Airlines that fly to Palm Springs International Airport

The table below consists of all the airlines that fly passenger services from Palm Springs International Airport:

Air Canada Air Canada Rouge Alaska Airlines
Allegiant Air American Airlines American Eagle
Contour Airlines Delta Air Lines Delta Connection
Frontier Airlines JetBlue Sun Country Airlines
United Airlines United Express WestJet

The Most Popular Domestic Destinations

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 San Francisco, California 197,000 Alaska, Sun Country, United
2 Seattle/Tacoma, Washington 156,000 Alaska, Delta
3 Denver, Colorado 118,000 Frontier, United
4 Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona 110,000 American
5 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 100,000 American, Sun Country
6 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 77,000 American, Frontier, United
7 Portland, Oregon 66,000 Alaska, Sun Country
8 Salt Lake City, Utah 49,000 Delta
9 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 42,000 Delta, Sun Country
10 Houston–Intercontinental, Texas 29,000 United

The most popular destinations from April 2018 - March 2019. Statistics from the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA).

How to get to Palm Springs International Airport

By Road

There are many taxies at Palm Springs International Airport. If you need a taxi, simply follow the signs leading to the ground transportation area of the airport. It takes only 7 minutes to the downtown Palm Springs centre by taxi.

By Public Transport

The airport is well linked to the bus system. Trains are train station is available via Amtrak bus to train service.

By Rental Car

You can hire from a wide range of cars from car hire companies. Palm Springs International Airport has onsite car rental desks. Many companies offer these services including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.