Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)
History, Facts and Overview
(Palm Springs, California - CA, USA)
The city's busy airport began its life as a US Army airbase in the late 1930s and was not used for commercial flights until around 25 years later, in 1964. At this stage the airport was known as the Palm Springs Municipal Airport (PSP) and soon began to expand its operations and facilities. For further information about the history of Palm Springs Airport, pay a visit to the nearby Air Museum, which can be found on the northeastern side of the grounds and along the North Gene Autry Trail.
Palm Springs Airport has an interesting but efficient layout and is easy to find your way around. There is a large departures hub, and separate baggage and ticketing wings, all of which are connected by a central atrium area. The airport features wireless Internet availability throughout the terminal, along with basic facilities and amenities tailored for the majority of visitors, who are tourists.
Passengers will find a single ATM machine onsite, and a small but quality selection of restaurants and shops, providing satisfaction for visitors waiting for departures. Popular airport shops include the Desert Marketplace and Eva's of Palm Springs, while the main eateries are the Desert Classic Grille and the locally run Palm Springs Coffee Company.
Although Palm Springs International Airport currently lacks proper business and conference facilities, these are more than amply provided by the dozens of luxury hotels and resorts situated nearby. The airport's ADA facilities allow the disabled to feel at home.