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Palm Springs International Airport

Palm Springs International Airport
Airport information
 Location of the Airport in California
Airport typePublic
OperatorCity of Palm Springs
ServesPalm Springs / Inland Empire
LocationPalm Springs, California
Elevation145.4 m (477 ft)

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Palm Springs International Airport is a public airport located two miles (3 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Palm Springs, California, serving the Inland Empire Metropolitan Area of Southern California. The airport covers 940 acre (3804045 m2) and utilizes two runways. It is highly seasonal, in that many flights do not operate during the summer.

PSP was originally constructed as a United States Army Air Forces airfield in 1939 on land owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The City of Palm Springs purchased the land in 1961 and converted it for commercial use, which began in 1964 as the Palm Springs Municipal Airport.

On December 30, 2006, Air Force One left Palm Springs International Airport with the body of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford. The body of the President was flown to Washington, D.C., for official federal services.

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