Formerly known as Palm Springs Municipal Airport, Palm Springs International Airport is a public airport in the United States. It is operated by the City of Palm Springs Aviation Department.
PSP is loathed two miles (3 km) east of downtown Palm Springs, California, United States. It covers an area of 940 acres (380 ha) and has two runways.
Airport Stats & Facts
- The Palm Springs International Airport was named as number 3 in a 2011 list of "America's Most Stress-Free Airports" by Smarter Travel.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Travelers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure.
- Passengers should make sure to carry their photo identification, passport, boarding pass and pack carry-on luggage in an appropriate manner to avoid any hassles.
- Passengers should also be prepared to remove electronics larger than a cell phone from their baggage and isolate those items in bins for screening.
- Before heading to the airport for a flight, please have a look at PSP Airport Map here.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- All passengers are to be dropped-off in front of the main terminal building.
- If you are picking up arriving passengers, you can wait in the comfort of your vehicle at the free Cell Lot located on Kirk Douglas Way.
- Drivers must remain with their vehicles at all times while waiting for their guests’ arrival. They should only stop curbside at the airport in designated areas to pick up and drop off passengers in the least amount of time.
- For arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Palm Springs International Airport.
- For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at PSP here.
Palm Springs Airport has a passenger terminal that consists of three parts - the main building, the elevated Sonny Bono Concourse to the north, and a yet-unnamed concourse to the south.
The main building is the land side of the airport. Road traffic accesses the airport directly off of Tahquitz Canyon Way (from downtown) or Kirk Douglas Way, itself fed by Ramon Road from points east.
Sonny Bono Concourse (Gates 4-11)
On November 4, 1999, the new Sonny Bono Concourse opened as part of the 1994-2000 expansion. Named in honor of the late singer, congressman and former mayor of the city, this newer concourse is the elevated one of the two.
Regional Concourse (Gates 12-20)
The older Regional Concourse on the south side, simply known as the Regional Concourse on the airport website, or "Gates 12–20" on airport signage, is at the tarmac level and hosts smaller aircraft. Boarding uses ramps or airstairs.
For more information, please refer to the PSP Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at Palm Springs International Airport include Delta AirLines, American Eagle, Southwest Airlines, and more.
View the full list of airlines served at PSP Airport here.
All parking at Palm Springs Airport is located conveniently across from the terminal building. Passengers can park for short or longer periods as per their requirements.
The first 7 minutes: Free
$2.00 for each 20 minutes
$6.00 per hour
$20.00 dollars per day or twenty-four period
Passengers have a variety of options for ground transport after arriving at Palm Springs International Airport.
Various rental car companies operate at PSP Airport including Alamo, Budget, Avis, and many more.
Passengers can choose among the different taxi service providers operating at the airport. These include Coachella Valley Taxi, Desert City Cab, and Yellow Cab of the Desert.
Sunline Transit Agency offers bus transportation in the Coachella Valley. Two stops are located within three blocks of the airport.
Amenities & Services
For visitors to have a great stay, Palm Springs Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address: 3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
Phone: (760) 318-3800
Palm Springs Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- In 1939, PSP was built as a United States Army Air Corps emergency landing field on land owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians due to its clear weather and its proximity to March Field and the Los Angeles area.
- In March 1941 the War Department certified improvements to the existing airport in Palm Springs as essential to National Defense.
- On June 1, 1944, training moved to Brownsville Army Airfield, Texas, and the airfield was used for Army and Navy transport flights until the end of April 1945.
- On December 30, 2006 a U.S. Air Force Presidential Boeing VC-25 (the USAF military version of the Boeing 747), departed Palm Springs International Airport with the body of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, and delivered it to Washington, D.C., for memorial services.
- On September 3, 2020, Southwest Airlines announced plans to serve Palm Springs, year-round, in 2020.