American Airlines to Begin Non-stop Daily Flight from Chicago O’Hare to Palm Springs Early

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Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau Marks First Success in Initiative to Increase Air Service

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The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) announced that American Airlines will begin daily non-stop service between Chicago-O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) a month early with service beginning Oct. 2, 2014. The flight was originally scheduled to begin Nov. 6, 2014.

Increased air access is one of the strategic initiatives set by the CVB Board of Directors in 2013. The CVB worked with American to secure the earlier date and ensure this important hub airport is served during a critical time period.    

“We are pleased that American has agreed to begin service early,” stated Scott White, President /CEO, Greater Palm Springs CVB. “October is a very busy month for meetings and conventions, and the earlier service is important for our clients and their delegates. The combination of our new and enhanced hotels and resorts, endless sunshine and increased air service will make Greater Palm Springs a natural fit for groups looking for a destination to hold their future meetings.”

Currently, PSP is serviced by ten airlines and welcomes visitors from over 500 cities around the world.

Customers may begin booking flights today at

About Greater Palm Springs:
Greater Palm Springs is the ultimate destination for outdoor adventure, arts and culture, gaming and entertainment. Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella offer streets lined with palm trees, the best in shopping, art galleries and museums and outdoor dining – all amidst breathtaking scenery. In addition to luxury resorts and world-class golfing, the region has welcomed an influx of hip boutique hotels and landmark events like the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Palm Springs has a history as the holiday home of many Hollywood stars from the 1940s on – and is known as the center of “Desert Modernism" mid-century modern architecture. For more, visit:

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