Palm Springs gets tonnes of flights

Written by Braedyn Deamer on November 11, 2020 at 5:10 AM UTC

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One might say that Palm Springs is starting to become quite the place to be if you’re an airline. Since airlines have been trying to find new markets for all you sun-loving travellers who enjoy their time in Florida you might be able to get the same fix but in California.

Palm Springs is starting to become a nice little hotspot, not a COVID19 hotspot thankfully, for domestic air services. Now here is Chris to tell you a little bit about Palm Springs… Actually, we don’t have the budget to hire on-location reporters, but I guess I can do it. Palm Springs is surely unique and I have noted this location down for any of my future holiday destinations. It is known for their outdoor activities and plenty of wilderness locations for you to do some much-needed hiking, oh they also have an air museum if you needed something extra to seal the deal. Now the city is only 125 miles from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) so the drive would be cruel so that's why airlines are starting their flights there.

So what airlines are thinking about setting up shop there? That's a very good question and so far 4 airlines have suggested that they will be commencing routes to the destination. Southwest always makes a big hit whenever they open up in a new area, but so far they have kept silent on their detailed plans but speculation has suggested services from Oakland and maybe Phoenix since they’re the airline's bases. Allegiant will be commencing routes from November 19 with 100% point-to-point flights which means no connections. Now the next one is somewhat different since it is flying under two airlines brands but only one airline is doing the actual flying and that is SkyWest. They will be doing flight for both Delta and Alaska Airlines which will be done by the Embraer aircrafts, so the E175.

This will bring some much-needed love and support to the businesses in the Palm Springs area after the pandemic. With more airlines flying there prices will be lower so there should be a boom of air traffic to the area. Who knows one day we might see international flights landing in Palm Springs instead of Orlando.

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