Inspectors Get SLC Airport Ready For Takeoff

By Jennifer Lynn Dobner Salt Lake City’s glittering new airport opened its gates to the world in September to fanfare, praise and a good amount of awe. It’s a dramatically-designed $4 billion space, with walls of windows, two linear concourses connected by a tunnel, breathtaking art installations (even in the restrooms) and dozens of new… Read more »

Gordon Huether’s Art Installations at The New SLC

The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is undergoing a $4.1 billion Airport Redevelopment Program designed to address the airport’s operational needs, seismic requirements and security standards while creating one of the world’s most modern and distinctive airports.  The visual aesthetic of the new main terminal will play a prominent role in the final outcome… Read more »

Coming September 15: The New SLC!

With the opening of The New SLC Airport scheduled for the morning of Sept. 15, the countdown is on to a whole new experience when traveling through SLC. Access to the new airport begins with a new roadway system that includes an elevated roadway for passenger drop-off along with the entrance into the new parking… Read more »

Airports, Airlines and Travel During Covid-19

Posted June 25, 2020 As the Covid-19 pandemic has swept across the globe, airports have entered uncharted territory, especially when it comes to passenger safety. Airports have stepped up efforts to sanitize and disinfect to protect passengers and employees in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. The Salt Lake City International Airport is working… Read more »

Six things to know before letting your drone take flight

Over the past decade, the popularity of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, has reached new heights. Drones are used for everything from land surveys to mapping and scientific research. They capture epic scenic photography from unique perspectives and authorities use them to assist in rescue and emergency operations. With the holiday season upon us,… Read more »

It’s cool – and best practice – to deice a plane

At Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), it’s never too early to start prepping for winter operations. In fact, the first deicing operation took place on September 30, which was the earliest date ever. Crews have dusted off their winter coats and powered up the deicing machines in preparation for cooler temperatures. When the temperature… Read more »

World Map Remembered

Since 1961, thousands of passengers have walked around the world by simply passing through Terminal 1 at the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). This is the location of the iconic World Map where travelers have traced their travels from SLC to areas around the globe for almost 60 years. Salt Lake City records show… Read more »

Airport Ambassadors Answer Questions with a Smile

Travelers through Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) may have noticed volunteers sporting neon green or blue polo shirts walking the concourses welcoming passengers with a smile. These are SLC’s new Airport Ambassadors who are ready to lend a helping hand to passengers and answer questions to help ease their way through the concourses. For… Read more »

Airport Works to Preserve Resources by Recycling Deicing Fluid

When temperatures drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, frost, ice or snow can accumulate on an aircraft’s wings and tail and must be removed before a plane can safely take-off. That’s where deicing comes in. At SLC International Airport, deicing an aircraft takes place on one of four deicing pads, which are located on both sides… Read more »