With its courtyard, desert landscaping, and upscale shops, Palm Springs International Airport is swiftly becoming a favorite airport for those coming in and out of southern California.
Traffic at the airport has risen over 55 percent in the last decade and 14 percent last year, reports the Los Angeles Times. Its security lines are short, its views are stellar, and its head-honcho is a detail-oriented leader who picks up litter and chooses the music pumped through the terminals. PSI, which runs direct flights all around the country and beyond the U.S. through 10 carriers, is cutting into the traffic of nearby Ontario Airport, which has seen flights and passengers plummet precipitously.
The Palm Springs airport is finding many fans in Canada, mostly with Canucks coming to visit warm Palm Springs or to spend time in their winter homes or rentals.
"It's a fantastic airport to operate out of," Robert Palmer, a spokesman for Canadian airline WestJet, told the Times. "It's tremendously convenient for our customers."
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