United Airlines Announces New Nonstop Flights Connecting Palm Springs and Washington D.C.

United Airlines Announces New Nonstop Flights Connecting Palm Springs and Washington D.C.

United Airlines Announces New Nonstop Flights Connecting Palm Springs and Washington D.C.

Palm Springs, CA — United Airlines is set to launch a new nonstop flight route this winter between Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) in California and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, D.C. The new service, which will run daily from December 19, 2024, to April 30, 2025, aims to enhance connectivity between the Coachella Valley and the East Coast.

“We are thrilled to welcome United Airlines’ new nonstop service between Washington Dulles and Palm Springs,” said Scott White, President & CEO of Visit Greater Palm Springs. “This new route offers a convenient and seamless travel option for our visitors from the East Coast, making it easier than ever to experience the natural beauty, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality of Greater Palm Springs. We look forward to providing our new guests with an unforgettable desert oasis experience.”

The new service marks the first-ever direct flight between Washington, D.C. and Palm Springs. According to Patrick Quayle, United’s Senior Vice President of Global Network Planning and Alliances, this route will provide unparalleled access to Palm Springs from the East Coast and Europe via United’s rapidly growing hub at Washington Dulles.

“This service will be the first connection ever between Washington, DC and Palm Springs and create unparalleled access to Palm Springs from the East Coast and Europe through one of United’s fastest growing hubs,” said Quayle. “We pride ourselves in offering unique, world-class destinations and are excited to offer our customers more service to beautiful Greater Palm Springs.”

United Airlines will operate a MAX8 aircraft for the route, with daily departures from Washington Dulles at 9:00 AM, arriving in Palm Springs at 11:40 AM. The return flight will depart Palm Springs at 1:00 PM, arriving in Washington Dulles at 8:45 PM. Tickets for this new route are available for purchase starting May 21, 2024.

“The addition of PSP's new route to Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport demonstrates our commitment to expanding air service and making global destinations even more accessible,” said Harry Barrett Jr., PSP’s Executive Director of Aviation. “By connecting the Coachella Valley directly to our nation's capital, we significantly enhance our East Coast connectivity. This opens up a world of opportunities for both leisure and business travel, further establishing PSP as a world-class travel hub and driving regional economic growth.”

With this new addition, Palm Springs International Airport will offer nonstop service to 31 destinations during the winter season, alongside connections to over 300 global cities. The expanded connectivity underscores PSP's role as a vital hub for both leisure and business travelers.

About Palm Springs International Airport

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) served more than 3.2 million passengers in 2023 and is the only commercial service airport in the Coachella Valley. PSP is the closest airport to Joshua Tree National Park and hosts 12 airlines providing nonstop service to numerous destinations. For more information, visit flyPSP.com or follow PSP on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For further inquiries, please contact: Palm Springs International Airport 3400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 1 Palm Springs, CA 92262-6966 (760) 318-3800 Media Contact: AirportMedia@PalmSpringsCA.gov (760) 318-3860