Palm Springs Airport Travelers say Palm Springs’ airport has its own place in the sun – The number of passengers using Palm Springs International Airport in the last decade has grown 55.5%, with many travelers favoring it over bigger, more congested hubs.

In the courtyard of Palm Springs International Airport, Irene Dignon leans back in her chair, soaking up the sun at an open-air wine bar as she waits to begin a trip back to Scotland.

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Palm Springs_Airport_The Palm Springs International Airport is not yet LAX. But it seems to be on a sort of Los Angeles-style trajectory when looking at the increasing number of passengers making their way through the 16-gate airport.

The Palm Springs airport set a record in 2012, serving 1,727,122 travelers, eclipsing the old record of 1,610,943 passengers in 2007.

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Palm Springs_Airport_Notice Number: NOTC4478
ALERT BULLETIN: SUBJECT: RWY 31L – Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) Activation

FACILITY: Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)

TRIGGERING EVENT: Replacement of VASI Navigational Aid (NAVAID) equipment on left to PAPI on right.

NARRATIVE:

On December 15, 2012 the Palm Springs International Airport, Air Traffic Control (ATC) will activate the newly installed RWY 31L Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) system. This equipment replaces the Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) system for RWY 31L, previously on “left” side of runway.

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PALM SPRINGS – The Palm Springs City Council on Wednesday said it would appeal to federal leaders about the frequency of military jet flyovers after hearing the complaints of residents who live in the flight path of the Palm Springs International Airport, where the fighter pilots train.

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