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Air Service Development

A New Era of Air Service

Salt Lake City is securing its position as a global aviation hub by continuing to build a brand new terminal facility that will serve and grow with the region for decades to come. Replacing three aging terminals, The New SLC is a state-of-the art facility with one large, central terminal and two linear concourses connected by a passenger tunnel, with more space and conveniences to give passengers a world-class airport experience. Already a major airline hub, SLC has long been a converging access point for the Intermountain West. Now, with the opening of The New SLC in 2020, a new era of air service has begun, with expanded domestic and international opportunities and an elevated passenger experience.

To learn more about The New SLC, click here.

Air Service Overview

As the 17th busiest U.S. airport in 2021, with nearly 350 daily departures, SLC is proud to play an integral role in the national air transportation system in addition to being a major economic engine for the state of Utah. In 2022, SLC will welcome three new carriers to the market, including Air Canada, EW Discover and Spirit as well as the return of KLM and Delta’s transatlantic flights to Amsterdam, Paris and London.

Weekly Flight Schedule Update

Purpose

The impact of COVID-19 on the air transportation industry has been substantial. Passenger traffic plummeted in early 2020 and continues to recover across most parts of the world. Airlines have taken drastic measures to keep their companies afloat including restructuring their route networks and retiring older and inefficient aircraft. The purpose of this document is to highlight the flight schedule changes airlines are making at SLC as they work to rebuild their networks and return service to pre-pandemic levels. Also included is updated route maps and national comparisons.

Outlook

Since the pandemic began, SLC has been outpacing the national average in terms of flights, seats and passengers. This can be attributed to Utah’s strong and diverse economic environment, SLC’s status as a core hub for Delta Air Lines and the airport’s proximity to Utah’s outdoor recreational assets. Throughout the pandemic, air travel has been almost exclusively domestic and leisure driven. Airlines have been redeploying their aircraft on popular leisure routes such as beach and mountain destinations. This trend is expected to continue in 2022, though international and business traffic is expected to recover significantly throughout the year.

Overview

  • Airlines are not finalizing schedules until roughly 30-60 days prior to departure date
  • Flight schedules are tentative and subject to change

Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of July 4, 2022
Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of June 27, 2022
Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of June 20, 2022
Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of June 13, 2022
Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of June 6, 2022
Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of May 30, 2022

Air Service Development Recovery Plan

The immediate impact of COVID-19 has been substantial for the aviation industry and for SLC. In response to the unprecedented impact of the virus on the global economy and specifically the aviation industry, the airport has established an Air Service Development Recovery Plan. The purpose of the plan is to develop an air service strategy that will guide the airport to recovery through the following four cornerstone initiatives: airport, airline, community and consumer. The objective of the plan is to restore passenger air service at SLC to pre-pandemic levels as quickly and strategically as possible, returning the hub as the superior air access point for Utah and the Intermountain West.

Here is the latest draft of the Salt Lake City International Airport Air Service Development Recovery Plan. 

Air Service Development Committee (ASDC)

Click here for a list of ASDC members.

Economic Position

There’s a reason why SLC is one of the fastest growing large-hub airports in the country and why it’s poised for even more growth - Utah’s diverse and thriving economy.

Economic Update

Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for May 2022
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for April 2022
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for March 2022
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for January 2022
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for November 2021
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for October 2021
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for September 2021
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for August 2021
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for July 2021
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for May 2021

Route Map & Flight Schedule

Click here to view SLC’s nonstop destinations and monthly flight schedule.

Airline Incentive Program

Contact Nate Lavin (information below) for more information.

Airport Rates & Charges

Click here to view SLC’s Rates & Charges for FY2022.

Airport Traffic Statistics

Click here to view SLC’s Air Traffic Statistics.

Contact Information

For more information about air service development, please contact Nate Lavin at 801-230-3876 or at nate.lavin@slcgov.com