Borrego Springs Airport (BXS) is a public airport located in Borrego Springs, California in San Diego County. The airport covers an area of 198 acres and has one asphalt runway. It is mostly used for general aviation and currently sees no commercial airline flights.
The airport is located about two miles from the city center and is a popular destination for pilots flying into the area. The airport has a few amenities, including a café and a small gift shop. There are also several aviation-related businesses located on the airport property. The Borrego Springs Airport has a few flight schools, making it a destination for pilots looking to get their license.
The airport is also home to a number of aviation-related businesses, including aircraft maintenance and some charter companies.
Borrego Valley Airport is its Official Name
Borrego Airport is actually called Borrego Valley Airport but is mostly referred to its former label following the name of the town, Borrego Springs, which is an unincorporated town in San Diego County.
The airport is owned by the County of San Diego.
Airports Near Borrego (BXS)
Since Borrego is located in a remote area with the Anza Borrego Desert State Park, it’s good to know where other airports near it are located:
BXS is (driving distance):
88.5 miles to San Diego (SAN) – Driving time from San Diego Airport to Borrego Springs: 2Hours – 10 Minutes.
83 miles to Palm Springs (PSP)
171.3 miles Los Angeles (LAX)
56.6 miles to Thermal (TRM)
137.3 miles to Yuma (YUM)
The closest commercial service to Borrego is Palm Springs.
Airlines That Serve BXS
Borrego Springs Airlines was founded in the 1960s by a group of pilots who were looking for an easier way to get to the desert town of Borrego Springs. At the time, there were no commercial flights to the town, so the pilots decided to start their own airline.
Borrego Springs Airlines began operations with a single airplane, a Cessna 402 twin-prop operating service to San Diego and Palm Springs. The airline soon added a second plane, and then a third. By the late 1970s, Borrego Springs Airlines was flying three times a week between Los Angeles and Borrego Springs.
By the early 80’s and a name change to Sun Aire…commercial service was discontinued.
There is now no commercial service to Borrego.
Borrego Airport currently has one restaurant named ‘The Propeller’. Other notable restaurants in the area are ‘Carlees Place’ and ‘The Red Ocotillo’.
Borrego Hours of Operation
Borrego does not keep 24 hour staffing because of its small size. Their hours are:
8AM – 4PM Monday thru Sunday
Contact Information & Address
Borrego Valley Airport (Borrego Airport)1820 Palm Canyon DriveBorrego Springs, CA 92004Phone: 1+760-767-7415https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/dpw/airports/borrego.html