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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 10:03 AM - For Immediate Release

Contour Airlines expands nonstop service to Palm Springs

SACRAMENTO – Contour Airlines has announced seasonal daily service from SMF to Palm Springs International Airport beginning September 16 that will run through May 14, 2020.  Flights will depart SMF at 10:45am for Palm Springs and arrive back at SMF at 2:30pm from Palm Springs.

“We are thrilled to add another fabulous getaway destination, with Contour Airlines,” says Cindy Nichol, Sacramento County Department of Airports Director. “This new route is a great opportunity for us to restore service to an important intra-California market that has gone unserved since May 2014.”

Palm Springs has long been known as a fall through spring playground, before the sweltering heat of the summer. Starting this October, through spring, travelers from Sacramento have a nonstop flight option. Sports and major arts and culture events dominate with amazing spas and desert wilderness attractions making this an ideal weekend getaway from Sacramento.

The Palm Springs region is a golfer’s paradise with more than 120 irrigated golf courses to choose from across the region. Temperate weather attracts players to the green fairways despite the desert landscape. April brings what once was known as the Dinah Shore Classic, now the ANA Inspiration with its $3 Million purse, a tradition at Mission Hills Country Club since 1972.

Palm Springs is the place for an amazing outdoor party in April. The incomparable Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Coachella) takes over Indio for two weekends and attracts major talent, some announced, but often some major surprises. This year’s lineup included Ariana Grande and Childish Gambino.

With easy access to Napa Valley and Amador wine regions and the annual Farm to Fork festival in September, Sacramento is a great destination for Palm Springs natives looking to enjoy great wine and culinary creativity.


The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit