Palm Springs International Airport Named Best Small US Airport

November 02, 2021

Palm Springs, California – Palm Springs International Airport was named Best Small US Airport in the
annual reader’s choice awards from The Points Guy.

The 2021 TPG Awards were voted on by readers of The Points Guy in four airport categories:
Best Large US Airport, Best Mid-Sized US Airport, Best Small US Airport, and Best International Airport.
Palm Springs International Airport was named Best Small US Airport along with Dallas-Fort Worth
International Airport as Best Large US airport, Dallas Love Field as Best Mid-Sized US Airport, and
London-Heathrow International Airport as Best International Airport.

The Best Small US Airport category included the first 34 airports listed as “Small Hubs” by DOT
data — with the cutoff being those that saw over 1 million passenger enplanements in 2019. The largest
of these was Memphis, Tennessee and the smallest was Greensboro, North Carolina per The Points

“The City of Palm Springs is thrilled to learn the readers of the The Points Guy have recognized
Palm Springs International Airport as the best small airport in America,” said Mayor Christy Holstege.
“With 11 airlines and more than 30 destinations, PSP is situated just a few miles from downtown Palm
Springs, serving as the gateway to the rest of the Coachella Valley,” said Mayor Christy Holstege, who
added the City Council has spent millions over the past several years updating the ticket wing and
baggage claim in order to make traveling to PSP even more easy and accessible for residents and

“We’re thrilled PSP has been named Best Small US Airport,” said Scott White, President & CEO
for Visit Greater Palm Springs. “With its open-air walkways and lushly landscaped courtyards that lead
within minutes to baggage claim and its breathtaking mountain views, PSP is a surprisingly welcomed
and stress-free experience for visitors. This reader’s choice award is a testament to that.”
“Congratulations Palm Springs International Airport for being named the Best Small US Airport for
2021 by The Points Guy” said Nona Watson, CEO of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. “We all
know that our travel adventure starts at the airport, and our well-designed airport offers passengers an
experience which supports and enhances their journey. We couldn’t be prouder!”


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Palm Springs International Airport
3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Ste OFC
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Link to The Points Guy article:

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is owned and operated by the City of Palm Springs and is the only
commercial service airport in the Coachella Valley. The airport’s 11 air carriers provide nonstop service to 35 airports in
season, 30 in the United States and 5 in Canada. US nonstop airports include Atlanta, Austin, Bellingham, Boise,
Boston, Chicago Midway, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas Love, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Des Moines, Eugene, Everett, Fort
Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York City-JFK, Oakland,
Phoenix, Portland, Provo, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle. Canadian nonstop routes
include Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. PSP is served by Air Canada, Alaska, Allegiant,
American, Delta, Flair, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country, United, and WestJet. Some airlines and routes operate only
on a seasonal basis.
For additional information, please refer to or get social with PSP on Facebook
(, Twitter (@flyPSP), or Instagram (@flyPSP) to stay informed about the airport and the
airlines that serve the Coachella Valley.