Tag Archives: Palm Springs

aha! starts Reno – Palm Springs flights

aha!, powered by veteran ExpressJet Airlines, flew its inaugural nonstop flight (above and below) to Reno on Jan. 3, 2022. The inaugural flight begins aha! service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Palm Springs International Airport.

Flight Schedule
Flights will operate each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday departing Palm Springs International Airport at 11:05 a.m. PT arriving in Reno-Tahoe at 12:40 p.m. PTReno to Palm Springs flights depart at 8:40 a.m. PT and arrive at 10:15 a.m. PT.

Swoop takes off to two new U.S. destinations from Edmonton

Swoop this week celebrates the launch of two new inaugural flights from Edmonton International Airport with the start of nonstop service to Palm Springs, California on December 16 and to Sanford, Florida on December 17.

The airline’s twice weekly nonstop service to Palm Springs operates on Mondays and Thursdays, while flights between Edmonton and Sanford will operate weekly on Fridays.

Alaska Airlines adds a new destination from Everett

Alaska Horizon (Horizon Air) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N620QX (msn 17000640) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 946631.

Alaska Airlines is adding a new route from Paine Field in Everett, WA. A new route from PAE to Palm Springs will be launched on November 5, 2019.

All Alaska flights at Paine Field are operated by Horizon Air with jet service using the Embraer 175 aircraft, which features a three-class cabin.

From Paine Field, guests can currently fly to eight destinations: Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Orange County, California; Phoenix; Portland, Oregon; San Diego; San Francisco; and San Jose, California.

Top Copyright Photo: Alaska Horizon (Horizon Air) Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N620QX (msn 17000640) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 946631.

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JetBlue expands service at Palm Springs, California

jetBlue Vacations special livery

JetBlue Airways today announced it is again expanding its popular Palm Springs, California service with new nonstop Boston flights and an extended flying season in New York. Together the new route and new flights will link the Southern California desert oasis to the northeast with more nonstop service than ever before. JetBlue is the only airline to offer full-seasonal service between Palm Springs and New York City and will be the only airline to fly nonstop between Palm Springs and New England.

JetBlue’s 70th Nonstop City in Boston

JetBlue will add new, twice-weekly seasonal service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) beginning February 14, 2019. Palm Springs will become the 70th nonstop destination from JetBlue’s northeast focus city when the route launches this winter and advances JetBlue’s position as the number one airline Boston in number of flights, nonstop destinations and customers carried.

JetBlue will operate the new route using its Airbus A320 aircraft featuring the airline’s award-winning service with comfortable seating; complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks; more than 100 channels of free SIRIUSXM® radio programming and 36 channels of free, live DIRECTV® programming on personal seatback televisions; free Fly-Fi high-speed broadband internet service (a), access to JetBlue’s Hub content on personal devices, on-demand first-run Hollywood movies and the most legroom in coach (b).

Monday and Thursday Schedule between Boston (BOS) and Palm Springs (PSP)
February 14, 2019 – April 30, 2019

BOS – PSP Flight #1405 PSP – BOS Flight #1406
5:01 p.m. – 8:31 p.m. 9:26 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. (+1)

New to New York: Longer Season, Larger Aircraft & More Mint

At New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), JetBlue will extend the Palm Springs flying season through Memorial Day 2019, a month later than typically offered in previous years. This comes as the airline prepares to launch JetBlue’s fourth season of service more than a month earlier than in previous seasons on October 10, 2018.

Additionally, in response to strong customer demand, JetBlue will operate its all-Core Airbus A321 aircraft on the New York-Palm Springs route daily during the peak of the season from February 14, 2019 through April 30, 2019. The larger aircraft will offer up to 50 additional seats in each direction every day. JetBlue’s A321 with the airline’s new core experience features 10-inch television screens offering free entertainment, comfortable seats with the most legroom in coach (b) and power outlets accessible to all customers. All A321 aircraft offer JetBlue’s free Fly-Fi high-speed broadband internet service (a), access to JetBlue’s Hub content on personal devices and on-demand first-runHollywood movies.

Lastly, JetBlue has added additional Saturday Mint flights between New York-JFK and Palm Springs during peak travel weekends in January and February 2019. Like previously announced Palm Springs Mint service – which is set to operate daily over the holiday peak between December 20, 2018 and January 3, 2019 – the newly added Saturday Mint flights will operate as daylight flights in both directions in place of evening and overnight service.

Mint offers a completely rethought design and a more personal approach to service, addressing the needs of the modern traveler. Mint showcases JetBlue’s exceptional hospitality from specially trained crewmembers. Favorite Mint features include lie-flat seating, a signature cocktail, a tapas-style menu by New York City restaurant Saxon + Parole, fresh espresso from the first purpose-built cappuccino machine for a U.S. airline, amenity kits by Hayward and Hopper, and dessert from local artisanal ice cream makers based in Mint cities.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Palm Springs (PSP)
October 10, 2018 – May 27, 2019

JFK – PSP Flight #149 PSP – JFK Flight #150
5:33 p.m. – 8:46 p.m. 9:36 p.m. – 5:31 a.m. (+1)

Daily Mint Schedule between New York (JFK) and Palm Springs (PSP)
December 20, 2018 – January 3, 2019

JFK – PSP Flight #149 PSP – JFK Flight #150
10:55 a.m. – 2:01 p.m. 3:18 p.m. – 11:18 p.m.

Saturday Mint Schedule between New York (JFK) and Palm Springs (PSP)
January 12, 2019 – February 9, 2019

JFK – PSP Flight #149 PSP – JFK Flight #150
8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 12:35 p.m. – 8:36 p.m.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by JetBlue): JetBlue Airways Airbus A320-232 N603JB (msn 2352) (jetBlue vacations) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 943454.

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JetBlue Airways to start seasonal service to Palm Springs on January 14, 2016

JetBlue Airways (New York) today announced it will begin seasonal nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in Southern California this winter, subject to government approval. Palm Springs will be JetBlue’s ninth destination in the Golden State.

The new flights will operate five times per week, Thursday through Monday, between January 14, 2016 and May 1, 2016.

JetBlue will operate Airbus A320s on the route.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 N509JB (msn 1270) in the Tartan tail design lands at Long Beach, CA.

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Air Canada rouge to introduce Vancouver-Palm Springs seasonal flights on December 18

Air Canada (Montreal) announced today that it will introduce a new seasonal nonstop service operated by Air Canada rouge (Toronto-Pearson) between Vancouver and Palm Springs, California this winter. Flights to the ‘Golf Capital of the World’ will be operated with Air Canada rouge Airbus A319 aircraft featuring three customer comfort options: rouge, rouge Plus with preferred seating offering additional legroom, and Premium rouge with additional personal space and enhanced service.

Air Canada rouge flights between Vancouver and Palm Springs, CA will begin on December 18, 2014 and will operate three times weekly until April 12, 2015.

Air Canada will continue to evaluate future market opportunities as new aircraft are introduced into its mainline fleet and existing aircraft are released for operation by Air Canada rouge as market demand warrants. Since the launch in July 2013 of Air Canada rouge, Air Canada has deployed its leisure carrier to a growing number of Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and select sun destinations in the United States.

Air Canada rouge operates a fleet consisting of Boeing 767-300ER and Airbus A319 aircraft transferred from Air Canada.

Air Canada’s mainline fleet renewal is ongoing with the introduction of new aircraft. In May, the airline took delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner and is scheduled to receive a total of six 787 aircraft in 2014 with the remaining 31 scheduled between 2015 and 2019. In February 2014, Air Canada took delivery of the last of five new Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft to enter its mainline fleet.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-114 C-GBHR (msn 785) taxies at the Toronto (Pearson) hub.

Air Canada: AG Slide Show

Air Canada rouge: AG Slide Show

United to end its regional routes to Las Vegas on September 2

United Airlines (Chicago) will end its Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia regional routes to Las Vegas on September 2 per Airline Route. SkyWest Airlines (St. George) currently operates its United Express Brasilias to both Fresno and Palm Springs from LAS.

Additionally United is starting nonstop United Express Bombardier CRJ200 regional jet service from its San Francisco hub to Kelowna, British Columbia on September 20.

Copyright Photo: Eddie Maloney/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest’s EMB-120ER Brasilia N568SW (msn 120343) lands at LAS.

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