Palm Springs International Airport to Elevate Travelers’ Experiences with New Master Plan

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Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) has launched a long-term planning effort that will explore the potential for growth over the next two decades, and elevate the customer experience. The plan will enhance the existing Airport Master Plan, approved in 2015, with short-, medium-, and long-term efforts to improve circulation and address constraints.

The City’s selected airport planning firm, Mead & Hunt, will lead the 30-month project, with the official launch at the Airport Commission Meeting on Tuesday. The public is encouraged to attend over Zoom or in-person to participate.

Executive Director of Aviation, Harry Barrett, stated that public participation is essential to creating an airport master plan that serves the entire community. The project’s planning efforts will be focused on the existing airport terminal, exploring opportunities to improve the passenger experience while preserving the original Donald Wexler design.

Gensler, the architecture firm for the Palm Springs International Airport, will also be involved, as will the Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board and staff, to ensure that planned restorations stay true to the historic building while updating the airport facility to current federal, state, and local standards.

The Palm Springs Airport Master Plan process will be transparent, with regular updates provided in person at open houses, via the Airport Commission and City Council, as well as through the airport’s website. The planning process is primarily funded through a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration through its Airport Improvement Program.

With the new master plan, Palm Springs International Airport is committed to enhancing the traveler experience and meeting the needs of the growing community.

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