Palm Springs Airport Wins $5.7M Grant for Baggage Claim Expansion and Renovation

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The Federal Aviation Administration has granted $5.7 million to the Palm Springs International Airport for the renovation and expansion of its baggage claim.

The airport staff applied for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – Airport Terminal Program in winter and received notification on Monday that they were approved for the grant. The fund will be used for designing and constructing the necessary expansion and renovation work for the baggage claim.

Thanks to the grant, the airport is now able to accelerate the project, which was originally scheduled for 2025. This expansion project will address the over-capacity issues being experienced at the baggage claim due to the growing number of air travelers to the valley.

Harry Barrett, Executive Director of Aviation, said, “The baggage claim project is just one of the many projects we are undertaking to address current issues with the terminal as part of our efforts to create a world-class airport for Palm Springs.”

The project’s key highlights will include expanding the building footprint to increase passenger circulation areas, installing new and larger baggage return systems to increase capacity, replacement of all flooring, updated infrastructure such as electrical, mechanical, and HVAC systems, relocation of car rental service desks & some airline Baggage Service Offices, as well as improvements to public announcement, Bag Information Display, and security systems.

PSP staff is now working with the FAA to understand the funding timelines and start the process of securing a design consultant to assist with planning the baggage claim improvements.

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