Palm Springs International Airport will gain a new seasonal daily flight to Sacramento from 16 September 2019 with Contour Airlines.
The airline will link Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) with daily nonstop service operated with a 30-seat Embraer E-135 regional jet.
The new service is expected to bring increased business and leisure travel between the California state capital and the nine resort cities of Greater Palm Springs.
“Sacramento is an important hub for Greater Palm Springs,” said Scott White, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. “Our destinations are already connected by strong business and leisure ties, so this new route restoring service to a market that has gone unserved for many years is an exciting opportunity for us.”
“Sacramento has been one of our most successful new market launches,” said Matt Chaifetz, chief executive officer of Contour Aviation. “We’re thrilled to work with the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau to introduce such an exciting new destination to our network and to connect these two very important California markets.”
The announcement supports efforts to add additional cities and increased service into Palm Springs in the 2019/2020 season.