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United to fly San Fran, Palm Springs

United Airlines will start two daily roundtrip flights between San Francisco and Palm Springs—improving access to the resort community in the California desert.

In turn, customers from Palm Springs International Airport can travel United nonstop to 65 cities worldwide, including eight cities in Asia, through United’s largest Pacific gateway—San Francisco International Airport.

“With this new service, United will offer Palm Springs customers more departures than any other carrier,” said Sean Donohue, vice president, Operational Services-United Express and Ted. “United also expects that our customers in San Francisco will value this service to a favorite desert oasis.”

Effective Feb. 8, United Express partner carrier SkyWest will operate the twice daily nonstop service on a 50-seat regional aircraft. Flights are open for sale. The sample one-way fare is $91, with a 14-day in advance purchase, plus tax. The walk-up fare is $187, excluding taxes.

United service also connects Palm Springs with Denver, Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.