The world saw a steady improvement in airline traffic and capacity through 2021 thanks mainly to domestic markets leading the recovery. Despite the pandemic wiping out 15 years of passenger capacity growth globally, Palm Springs International ended 2021 with 1.04 million enplanements, the fourth highest year in the airport’s history. The airport also welcomed 15 new routes while also setting a passenger record of 454,183 onboards (one way) during the May through October timeframe. Load factor finished at 65%, up 6 points from 2020 and TSA throughput at PSP significantly outpaced the national average in every month since April 2021.
Visit Greater Palm Springs continues to retain the air service consulting firm Ailevon Pacific, a leading airline development consulting company with extensive expertise in aviation and tourism. Working collaboratively with Ailevon Pacific and the leadership at Palm Springs International Airport, resources remain focused on growing summer and fall capacity, maintaining current levels of service, supporting new and existing service with marketing campaigns, personal meetings with airlines at industry events and headquarter visits and travel trade missions to our direct flight markets.