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Southwest Announces Four New Routes from Palm Springs


Southwest Airlines Announces Four New Non-Stop
Routes from Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California – Southwest Airlines continues its growth in Palm Springs with four new routes
from the Coachella Valley! Today, Southwest announced new daily year-round service to Sacramento,
seasonal daily service to Dallas Love Field and Chicago Midway, and Saturday seasonal service to
The new year-round Sacramento service will start on October 7, 2021 and will operate twice daily
with one morning round-trip flight and one evening round-trip flight, which will provide Coachella Valley
residents an easy day trip option to the state capital.
Their new daily service to Dallas Love Field will start on November 7, 2021, daily service to
Chicago Midway will start on November 23, 2021, and the new Portland service will start on November
20, 2021 and will operate on Saturdays. Dallas, Chicago, and Portland will operate on a seasonal basis
during the Coachella Valley’s primary tourist season.
“The addition of these four new direct flights to Palm Springs from Chicago, Dallas, Portland and
Sacramento, our state’s capital, is fantastic news and a huge gamechanger for the Coachella Valley
destination,” said Palm Springs Mayor Christy Holstege. “We know that residents in these regions love
Palm Springs for our relaxed desert lifestyle, year-round sunshine, iconic mid-century modern
architecture, and world famous film and music festivals – and we are thrilled that Southwest Airlines has
recognized our destination is experiencing a tremendous renaissance that continues to blossom. A big
thank you to Southwest for continuing to invest in the Palm Springs destination.”
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Southwest Airlines and thank them for their
continued commitment to add air service into Greater Palm Springs,” said Scott White, President/CEO of
the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The added nonstop flights from Dallas, Portland
and Chicago will allow us to welcome even more visitors from these key markets to our desert oasis, and
the year-round daily service from Sacramento will reinforce the strong business tie between our two
“Following on our initial successes in serving travelers in the Coachella Valley, we’re so pleased
to add this time-saving nonstop service to the Pacific Northwest and the mid-continent just in time for the
welcomed season of higher visitation to the Palm Springs area,” said Andrew Watterson, Southwest
Airlines Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer. “We’re also pleased to connect Palm
Springs and Sacramento in another expression of our two decades of commitment as California’s largest
air carrier.”
For more information about the airlines that serve Palm Springs and the routes they fly, please
visit PalmSpringsAirport.com.

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