palm springs airport

Explore Palm Springs: Airport Takes Flight

Just a few months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt inks construction of the Palm Springs Airport.

Renee Brown History

On August 1, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Palm Springs Airport Bill allotting money for the construction of an airport in Palm Springs. The Army Corps of Engineers subleased the land on the site where the Palm Springs International Airport sits today. They built runways, fuel stations, fences and running lights. The new field was named “Palm Springs