Southwest Airlines will soon offer non-stop service from Palm Springs International Airport to Las Vegas.
Starting May 9, the year-round service is scheduled to operate once a day on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays, according to a statement on the airport’s website.
In June, the service is scheduled to expand to seven days a week.
“A direct flight from Palm Springs to Las Vegas has been high on the wish list of our residents, tourism and hospitality partners for the last decade,” said Palm Springs City Manager David H. Ready in the statement.
The new route is expected to be a major economic tourism driver for the Coachella Valley, Ready noted.
“We are delighted Southwest Airlines recognizes that Palm Springs and Las Vegas are two resort destinations that should be connected, and the city is appreciative of their continued investment in Palm Springs International Airport,” Ready said.
Palm Springs International Airport is owned and operated by Palm Springs. Its 11 air carriers provide non-stop flights to 24 cities in the United States and five cities in Canada, according to the statement.