SLC Airport Overview
The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is operated and managed by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, a department of Salt Lake City Corporation. Salt Lake City's Mayor, the City Council and a 11-member advisory board of citizen volunteers oversee its affairs. The department also operates South Valley Regional and Tooele Valley Airports.
SLC is the 21st busiest airport in North America and the 70th busiest in the world. More than 340 flights depart daily to 95 nonstop destinations. SLC is currently undergoing a $4 billion redevelopment program, the first phase of which was completed in 2020. The project is being funded by savings, user fees, rental car fees and airport revenue bonds. No local tax dollars are being spent on the project.
The mission of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports is to develop and manage a system of airports, owned by Salt Lake City, which provides quality transportation facilities and services to optimize convenience, safety and efficiency for aviation customers. The vision is to achieve excellence and unprecedented customer service in making Salt Lake City among the most convenient and efficient air transportation centers in the world.
An executive director, appointed by Salt Lake City's Mayor, leads the management staff along with eight directors. The Salt Lake City Department of Airports has a staff of more than 500.
An enterprise fund of Salt Lake City Corporation, the Department of Airports is a self sustaining organization requiring no funding from property taxes, general funds of local governments or special district taxes. Capital requirements are met from earned surpluses, revenue bonds, passenger facility charges and Federal Aviation Administration grants under the Airport Improvement Program.
SLC is located five miles northwest of downtown Salt Lake City. The airfield consists of three air carrier runways and a general aviation runway. Runway 16L/34R is 12,002 feet long, runway 16R/34L is 12,000 feet long, runway 17/35 is 9,596 feet long and runway 14/32 is 4,892 feet long.
There is one terminal and two concourses (A & B).
A short-term parking terrace sits adjacent to the terminal. Rental car companies are located in the Gateway Center adjacent to the parking garage. Long-term parking is located south and west of the terminal buildings and is serviced by shuttle buses. The shuttles run every five minutes and are free. General aviation facilities including fixed base operators are located on the east side of the airfield. All cargo companies are located on the north end of the airport campus.
Delta Air Lines operates a reservations center headquartered at the airport. Support facilities include two fire stations, Delta and SkyWest Airlines maintenance hangars and a United States Post Office.