Category: Salt Lake City International Airport

SLC Airport Offers Animal Relief Stations

Passenger’s furry, four-legged friends are spending more time in airports than they used to, and airports are helping by becoming a friendlier place for pets. Airports are accommodating pet passengers by designating areas as animal relief stations. SLC International Airport has five animal relief stations located in and around the airport. Three of the stations… Read more »

SLC Airport to Begin Hardstand Operations

Passengers departing from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) may soon see a change in the way they board their flights. SLC is expected to begin implementing hardstand operations for select flights due to increasing demand for gates and a limited capacity. Hardstand parking is a term used by airports to describe when an aircraft… Read more »

Airport Works to Preserve Wetlands

Management of the Salt Lake City International Airport extends well beyond the Airport’s terminals and taxiways. West of the Airport campus, the Salt Lake City Dept. of Airports (SLCDA) is tasked with caring for 500 acres of wetlands and wildlife. In the early 1990s, after the Airport opened a third runway, the Army Corps of… Read more »

The New SLC

If you’ve been at the SLC International Airport recently, you’ve probably seen a lot of construction underway west of the airport. The SLC Airport is three years into construction of the Airport Redevelopment Program, which will result in a completely new airport by 2024. SLC is overdue for a new airport. The original terminal was… Read more »

Canines Working at the SLC Airport

As passenger traffic continues to increase at Salt Lake City International Airport, law enforcement officers are working to keep passengers safe and secure. The Airport and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) do this with the help of explosive detection canine teams. SLC Airport Police explosive detection canine teams patrol all areas of the airport—both inside… Read more »

New Park and Wait Lot Coming June 1

Drivers coming to pick up passengers at the Salt Lake International Airport will need to access a new Park and Wait lot come June 1. The new lot is located on the west side of Terminal Drive, prior to the current lot. Instead of exiting to the right, like one does to enter the current… Read more »

SLC’s Award-Winning Snow Removal Crews

Did you fly in or out of the Salt Lake City International Airport this past winter during a snowstorm? If so, you may not have known it at the time, but there was an award-winning snow removal crew working hard to ensure a safe arrival or departure of your plane. The Dept. of Airport’s snow… Read more »

SLC Airport Director to Retire

The Salt Lake City Dept. of Airports (SLCDA) Executive Director Maureen Riley announced April 13 plans to retire the end of June. Maureen has served as the Airport executive director for the past 10 years. She was appointed to the position by former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson in February 2007. Maureen’s experience in… Read more »

SLC Airport Welcomes Fire Chief Fife

The Salt Lake City International Airport is pleased to welcome Ron Fife as the new Airport Division Fire Chief. Chief Fife comes to the airport with 38 years of experience with the Salt Lake City Fire Department. Following in his family’s footsteps, Chief Fife says firefighting is in his blood, as his father Robert Fife served… Read more »

Salt Lake City International Airport Names New Police Chief

On July 1, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports selected Craig Vargo to serve as Airport Police Chief. Chief Vargo is the first to rise through the ranks of the department to serve in this important position. Chief Vargo has 27 years of law enforcement experience, 25 of those at Salt Lake City International…. Read more »