Palm Springs, Calif. – September 20, 2011 – This winter, travelers flying Virgin America will have daily access to Palm Springs, California for a warm getaway. The award-winning airline has added a new nonstop seasonal flight to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) starting December 15, 2011 through April 30, 2012. The new daily flight departs from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to PSP with a stop at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
“This new flight gives business and leisure travelers a direct connection to sunshine and warm weather,” said James Canfield, Executive Director of Palm Springs Convention Center and Bureau of Tourism. “New York and the Bay Area are a growing market for Palm Springs and we look forward to hosting many new and returning guests seeking a warm destination to escape the cold winters.”
Palm Springs, California is known for its storied Hollywood legacy, Native American heritage and extensive collection of mid-century modern architecture. Brilliant blue skies and year-round sunshine invite travelers to explore ancient palm groves and blooming desert vistas.
Palm Springs has over 130 hotels including full-service hotels, boutique hotels and historic inns, vacation home and condo rentals, and accommodations for gay and lesbian travelers.
“Virgin America is a world class brand and Palm Springs is a world class destination,” said Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet. “The City of Palm Springs is thrilled that our innovative Airline Marketing Incentive Program has led to the arrival of Virgin America in Palm Springs.” The City’s Airline Marketing Incentive Program contributed $60,000 to assist Virgin America initiate east coast service at Palm Springs International Airport.
Palm Springs is located in Southern California within two hours from Los Angeles and San Diego and direct flights into Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) from major U.S. cities and Canada. For Palm Springs attractions, hot deals and upcoming events in Palm Springs, go to www.VisitPalmSprings.com or call 800-347-7746.