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 »

SLC Operations Director Randy Berg Completes Term as Chair of American Association of Airport Executives

Earlier this month, Salt Lake City Airport Operations Director Randy Berg completed his year-long term as Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). The AAAE (known as the “Triple-A E”) is an association of over 5,000 airport professionals that offers services, provides professional development, and advocates on behalf of the aviation industry in… Read more »

Salt Lake City Airport Rescue Fire Fighters Receive Honors

On May 27, the Salt Lake City Fire Department (SLCFD) honored two of Salt Lake City’s Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) team. Airport Fire Division Chief Paul Paulsen received the Meritorious Service Medal. Paul Paulsen has been a member of the SLCFD for 24 years and served in various roles throughout his career. He has… Read more »