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$36 Million Renovation at Palm Springs Airport Complete

$36 Million Renovation at Palm Springs Airport Complete

by Bob Marra / MarraIntel.com

PSP celebrated the renovation and expansion of its ticket lobby and installation of a new baggage system with a ribbon-cutting on August 23. The $36 million project began in February 2020 and was first identified during the airport’s 2015 master plan update.

The updated master plan outlined several objectives for the airport to accomplish as part of its work to improve the passenger experience.

The ticket lobby renovation and expansion portion of the project reconfigured airline offices allowing the passenger circulation areas to nearly double in size, improved accessibility for passengers with disabilities, and added additional ticket counters to accommodate the growing list of airlines that fly to Palm Springs.

The second part of the project reconfigured and replaced the airport’s aging baggage system that had become prone to breaking down. The new baggage system ensures that the airport can efficiently and quickly process the growing number of checked bags and improves the reliability of the system overall.

“The increased processing capability and reliability of the new bag system will help prevent mishandled baggage and lower the chances of a bag missing a flight,” said Arron Brown, Deputy City Manager. “This project was important to the City of Palm Springs not only for its enhancement of the traveler experience but also because of the need to accommodate the growth at Palm Springs International Airport.”

Another project currently underway is the replacement of all passenger boarding bridges at the airport. This $7 million project began in June and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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