Say Hello to the New SLC Airport for Park City Meetings
Conveniently located just 35 minutes from Park City, Utah, the new Salt Lake City International Airport (the New SLC) is the first new hub airport built in the United States in the 21st century. This state-of-the-art facility is rebuilding for the future of Utah travel as a gateway to not only the world, but to your future Park City meeting or event.
Learn more about the New SLC—a modern airport featuring one large, central terminal and two linear concourses connected by a passenger tunnel, with more space and conveniences to give your attendees a world-class airport experience.
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The New SLC: Convenient. Inspiring. Flexible.
With the completion of a $4.1 billion redevelopment program, the New SLC Airport opened in September 2020 with its first phase, including a new parking garage, gateway center, main central terminal and Concourse A, which includes 25 Delta gates. By the end of the year, the second phase will open with a second concourse that will include 20 gates in Concourse B, serving Alaska, American, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest and United Airlines.
- Replacing Obsolete and Outdated Facilities: The former facilities were not efficient for use as a modern hub airport and were not built to today’s earthquake standards.
- Flexible & Proportional Design for the Future: The new facility was designated to meet Salt Lake City’s needs for decades and be adaptable to the constantly changing aviation industry.
- Easy to Use: The new building has state-of-the-art functionality and ease of use.
- Efficiency at Its Finest: The new terminal eliminates airplane parking bottlenecks and allows airlines to get planes back in the air more quickly, meaning fewer delays for passengers.
- Sustainability Staying a Priority: The new building was designed to high environmental standards. Designers are aiming for a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
- Remain Cost-Competitive: SLC is one of the nation’s most cost-efficient airports for airline operations, and having replaced aging facilities will help keep costs low.
- The program was also funded by federal grants, user fees, airport revenue bonds and airport reserves. No local tax dollars were used for the airport redevelopment program.
The New SLC Airport Quick Facts
- 23rd busiest airport in North America, 85th busiest in the world
- Delta Air Lines’ fourth-largest hub
- Serviced by ten airlines and their affiliates
- More than 370 flights departing daily to 99 nonstop destinations
- Build out can accommodate 34 million passengers
- 70 passenger gates and six dual-use international gates, all with jet bridges
- 58 restaurants and shops
- And more!
Check out more by the numbers specs of the New SLC here.
SLC’s Fly Healthy Promise
SLC's airport opening comes at a perfect time—when space and cleanliness are more important than ever. To promote health and safety, SLC has enhanced its efforts through its Fly Healthy Promise program, which includes:
- Cleaning facilities with increased sanitizing and disinfecting of high-touch areas throughout the airport
- Adding more hand sanitizer stations
- Installing handrail cleaning systems
- Placing plexiglass shields in key locations
- Implementing fogging in seating areas
- Touchless fixtures in all restrooms
- Physical distancing is practiced throughout the airport
- Face coverings/masks worn by all airport workers
Learn more about the New SLC Airport’s Fly Healthy Promise program here.
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Delta Air Lines & the New SLC Airport
SLC has a great partnership with the airlines that serve Salt Lake City, and Delta Air Lines, the airport’s biggest user, has been supportive of the terminal redevelopment program. The New SLC is Delta Air Lines’ fourth-largest hub, carrying about 60% of SLC's total airport traffic.
Airport authorities, Salt Lake City and the state of Utah worked with the Delta Air Lines team during the process of building the new airport, utilizing them as strategic partners for making the facility, terminals and every detail of the new airport the most efficient it could be. With that, Delta Air Lines doubled down on its commitment to SLC as an investment in the future.
Delta Air Lines’ Health & Safety Standards
As the New SLC Airport’s fourth-largest hub, Delta Air Lines has made sure it’s doing its part to prioritize the health and safety of all employees and passengers by implementing elevated measures of cleanliness, adding more space and providing safer service—all through the Delta CareStandard program.
- 100 new processes and procedures in place
- Electrostatic sprayers that spray the aircraft, overhead bins & lavatories before and after every flight
- Aircraft air is recirculated as often as every two to six minutes with fresh, outside air, or through industrial-grade HEPA filters
- Adding a layer of antimicrobial protection—LED lighting—to airplane lavatories to enhance cleanliness
- Blocked middle seats, limiting onboard capacity through March 30, 2021
- Blocking seats into spring 2021 provides added confidence and reassurance for customers booking future travel plans.
- Masks or face coverings required for all customers and employees across all Delta touchpoints
Learn more about the Delta CareStandard program here.
Benefits of the New SLC for Park City Meeting Attendees
Not only is the airport conveniently located just 35 minutes from Park City, but with elevated standards of health and safety, modern facilities and elements of Utah charm and hospitality at every gate, attendees will be able to fly in to their Park City meeting with confidence and travel with accommodating amenities at the stunning New SLC Airport.