Palm Springs International Airport is open twenty-four hours a day. The TSA checkpoint opens approximately one and a half hours before the first departure of the day. Each airline has its own operating hours, but typically, airlines open their ticket counters two hours before departure time, even for early morning flights.

Aircraft Operations

Safe and efficient flow of air traffic, both on the ground and in the air, is provided by the FAA. Air traffic controllers, administrative staff and facilities and equipment maintenance personnel assigned to Palm Springs International Airport all contribute to the local economy.

Palm Springs Approach Control also provides radar service to pilots operating from Bermuda Dunes and Thermal airports. Installation of a microwave landing system by the FAA is scheduled for the airport to further enhance the airport’s ability to handle future activity and growth.

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is required to keep its Airport Master Record (FAA Form 5010) updated with the FAA.  Clicking on the attached link will direct you to the GCR1.com website (FAA’s contractor) to view all Airport Master Records.  Type “PSP” in the ‘(Location Identifier Only)’ or Palm Springs, then click on SEARCH to view PSP’s Airport Master Record.

Helicopter Operations

Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting

State-of-the-art aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) equipment, modern facilities and skilled firefighters provide a safe environment for conducting air transportation. To meet FAR Part 139 requirements of an Index C Airport, PSP has at its disposal 3 ARFF vehicles: 2 Oshkosh STI-1500’s and 1 Oshkosh STI-3000 with snozzle. The airport employs City of Palm Springs fire department staff, supporting all personnel and operating cost from revenues generated through aviation activities.

ARFF personnel provide more than rescue operations. All firefighters are trained emergency medical technicians who provide quick response to on-airport medical emergencies.

FIXED BASE OPERATORS

Two major fixed base operators (FBOs) provide a complete range of aviation services to general aviation aircraft used by individuals and companies for personal and business purposes. For private operations information, hangar rental space, or tie-downs please contact Signature Flight Support or Atlantic Aviation.

Atlantic Aviation

145 South Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 320-7704 – Manager – Karin Davidson

Please visit their website at https://www.atlanticaviation.com/location/PSP 

Signature Flight Support

250 North El Cielo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 327-1201- Manager – Yoel Sade

Please visit their website at http://www.signatureflight.com/locations?region=us

U.S. CUSTOMS

U.S. Customs, I.N.S. and U.S.D.A. services are now available at Palm Springs International Airport on a 24-hour basis with only 4 hours advance notification required.

Normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tel. (760) 318-3880.

If you would like to schedule the inspection of a private or charter aircraft upon arrival at Palm Springs International Airport, please download and fill out the Joint FIS Notification Form and fax the completed form to (760) 318-3883.

The airport’s address is 3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs CA 92262.

On I-10, take Exit 123 “Gene Autry Trail – Palm Drive” and head south.

Turn right on Ramon Road, then  right on Kirk Douglas Way, which leads to the Airport terminal.

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Palm Springs Airport Driving Directions

The Palm Springs International Airport offers a variety of services for passengers with disabilities.

In addition to Airline Staff, Traffic Enforcement Officers (TEOs), Skycaps, Police Officers and Volunteer Navigators are available curbside and at key locations to assist passengers with special needs.

Airport Parking

The first row of parking nearest to the terminal building provides spaces designated for drivers with disabilities.  If you are disabled and are traveling alone, stop curbside in front of the terminal and contact a Skycap or TEO to arrange for assistance with your luggage and your transportation from your vehicle to the departure gate.

Wheelchair Service

Wheelchair service can be requested curbside for transportation to the departure gate.  Please contact your airline to request wheelchair service for your entire journey.

Click here for Airlines Telephone Numbers

TSA Security Checkpoint Assistance

“TSA cares” is the Transportation Security Administration program that offers travel assistance for persons with disabilities or medical conditions.  Toll-free: 1-855-787-2227 tsa.gov

ADA/504 Compliance

It is the intent of the Palm Springs International Airport to provide access to the airport and the services associated with its operation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Persons with disabilities or their representatives may request reasonable accommodations in alternative format, including documents, by contacting your respective airline for airline related needs, or the Airport Administration Manager – ADA/504 Coordinator for airport facility related needs.

ADA/504 Coordinator

The ADA/504 Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Palm Springs International Airport to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and investigating any concerns or complaints regarding access to Airport programs, services or activities.  Mark Jucht, Airport Administration Manager, has been designated as the ADA/504 Coordinator.

Mark Jucht may be reached at:

Palm Springs International Airport 3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 1, Palm Springs, CA. 92262

Tel: (760) 318 3800 – TDD: (760) 864 9527 –  Fax: (760) 318 3815

E-Mail:  Mar[email protected]

Palm Springs Int’l Airport ADA & Section 504 Acts – Complaint and Grievance Procedure

Palm Springs Int’l Airport ADA & Section 504 Acts – Grievance Form

For items left on board an aircraft or for lost luggage after a flight, please contact the airline directly. Airlines’ Baggage Services numbers can be found through this link.

For items that were lost or left behind at PSP on Airport general property, call (760) 318-3841.

For items you may have left at the airport TSA Security Checkpoint, the fastest way to recover your item is to  e-mail your inquiry to: [email protected]

You may also call (760) 833 9312 and leave a message.

Airport Volunteer Navigators Program

Palm Springs International Airport is the gateway to the beautiful Coachella Valley.  Friendly Volunteer Airport Navigators offer general assistance to travelers such as general way-finding information and assistance in locating airport facilities, assistance in paging, assistance in accessing ground transportation services. They offer maps of Palm Springs and the Coachella valley, local tourists guides magazines, and lists of key phone numbers and directions. They communicate with airline representatives and airport staff to make travelers’ airport experience a positive one.

Volunteer Airport Navigators are stationed at an information counter near the central lobby on the way to the baggage claim wing of the terminal, and they also roam throughout the terminal area. They are generally available during busy travel times seven days a week. They wear a distinctive teal blue shirt or grey jacket emblazoned with the word “Navigator”.

If you’re interested in becoming an Airport Navigator, please follow this link for further information on the City of Palm Springs Volunteer Program and to find an application.

Volunteer Navigators at Information Desk

United Service Organization (USO) / Military

The PSP USO Service Center works everyday to assist American military personnel and their families.  It ensures travelers have a safe and comfortable place to relax while awaiting flights to foreign destinations, or transportation to the TwentyNine Palms Marine Corps Base.  We provide assistance selecting hotels, restaurants, local entertainment, and transportation options.

We provide a television lounge with a large library of current and classic films on DVD and video, internet-connected computers for e-mail, web surfing and computer games, a fully stocked snack bar with “GI approved comfort foods”, a lending library of books, newspapers, magazines, and more.  All services are provided free of charge to the troops, their families and retired military personnel.

The USO is located at 210 N. El Cielo Road within walking distance from the Main Terminal and adjacent to the U. S. Customs facility.  For more information concerning the Palm Springs USO please visit www.palmspringsuso.com, or call (760) 866-1100.

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)

There are three ATMs in the terminal. One in the Main Terminal near the security checkpoint entrance, one in the Bono Concourse (Gates 4-11) and one in the Regional Concourse (Gates 12-20).

Credit Card Dispensers

Two credit card dispensers are located in the main terminal before the security checkpoint, in the South and North ticket counter areas.

Free WIFI

Palm Springs International Airport offers free wireless internet connectivity throughout all public areas of the terminal.  To access, set your SSID to PSPAIRPORT, then launch your browser for further instructions.

Nursing – Lactation Room

A nursing – lactation room is located in the sterile area of the airport, on the way to the Regional Concourse (gates 12 to 20). Click here to see the location of the nursing room.

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Playground and Pet Areas

The Palm Springs International Airport offers an open air courtyard beyond the Security Checkpoint in the sterile area. This beautifully landscaped environment offers art, water features, patio seating as well as a playground and pet area.

A second pet area can be found across the street from the Main Terminal entrance.

(Currency exchange service is not available at PSP)

On January 1, 2018, the State of California modified its marijuana laws allowing certain persons the ability to possess marijuana (cannabis) in limited quantities. The Palm Springs Police Department (PSPD) is responsible for enforcing California law and City ordinances at the Palm Springs International Airport.

Under federal marijuana (cannabis) law, any quantity remains illegal. If you are a passenger boarding a flight, please be aware you will pass through security screening operated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), part of the Department of Homeland Security. You are subject to regulations and laws TSA is responsible for enforcing.

We request you do not bring any marijuana or marijuana-based products to the airport. This will ensure you avoid any legal issues or disruptions in your travel plans.