Palm Springs International Airport Smashes Record  with 3.2 Million Passengers in 2023 

January 11, 2024

Palm Springs, CA — Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) announces a remarkable milestone,  breaking its all-time record for passenger traffic with more than 3.2 million passengers in 2023.


The total passenger count for the year came in at 3,237,325, surpassing the previous record set one  year prior in 2022 by nearly 9%, when 2,981,844 traveled through PSP. Throughout 2023, PSP set  eight new monthly passenger records.


The airport also broke a previous record for most available seats in a year. The number of available  scheduled  seats  increased  by  7.7%  in  2023  to  a  record  high  of  2,101,693.  These  monumental  achievements highlight the sustained growth and increased demand for air travel through the Palm  Springs region.


“As we celebrate this accomplishment, we continue to actively elevate the airport experience with  ongoing concessions upgrades and a remodel of our Bono concourse which is nearing
completion. Looking ahead, we are laying the groundwork for future growth through an innovative terminal expansion concept and Master Plan process,” said Harry Barrett, Jr., Executive  Director of Aviation. “We eagerly anticipate exceeding expectations in 2024 and striving to ensure  an unrivaled experience in air travel.”


“It comes as no surprise that Palm Springs International Airport has once again broken its own  record  for  passenger  traffic,”  said  Aftab  Dada,  Airport  Commission  Chair.  “This  enthusiastic  response from passengers attests to the unparalleled experience that only PSP can deliver.”


Airport officials expect 2024 to be a strong year as well. The first quarter of this year is forecasted  to bring more than 650,000 passengers through the airport during this time.



Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) served more than 3.2 million passengers in 2023 and is owned and  operated by the City of Palm Springs. It is the only commercial service airport in the Coachella Valley, the  closest airport to Joshua Tree National Park, and hosts 12 airlines providing nonstop service to 30 airports in  season with one-stop connections to more than 300 global cities. US nonstop routes include Atlanta, Austin,  Bellingham, Bend/Redmond, Boise, Chicago O’Hare,  Dallas Love, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Des Moines,  Eugene, Everett, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City-JFK, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland,  Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa, and Seattle. Canadian nonstop routes  include Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. PSP is served by Air Canada, Alaska, Allegiant,  Avelo, American, Delta, Flair, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country, United, and WestJet. Some airlines and routes  operate 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.