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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 building a brand new airport that will serve and grow with the region for decades to come. Replacing three aging terminals, The New SLC will be 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 begins 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 23rd busiest airport in the U.S. with nearly 400 daily departures in 2019, 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.

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 has been slow to recover ever since. Airlines have taken drastic measures to keep their companies afloat including cutting their route networks, retiring older and inefficient aircraft and reducing their labor force. 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 passenger projections.

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 until the vaccine is more widely distributed. 

 Looking into 2021, SLC is optimistic that passenger traffic on a local and national level will increase significantly, especially toward the latter half of the year. As the risk of contracting COVD-19 is diminished, consumer confidence will increase, travel restrictions will be lifted, and a true recovery can begin to take shape.  

Overview

  • Airlines are not finalizing schedules until 30-60 days prior to departure date
  • Flight schedules are tentative and subject to change
  • Flight schedule percentage calculations beginning on page two for Jan-Feb 2021 are based on Jan-Feb 2020 levels
  • Flight schedule percentage calculations beginning on page two for Mar-Dec 2021 are based on Mar-Dec 2019 levels
  • Aeromexico and KLM have suspended operations at SLC indefinitely

Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of March 1, 2021.
Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of Feb, 22, 2021.
Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of Feb. 15, 2021.
Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of Feb. 8, 2021.
Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of Feb. 1, 2021.
Click here to view the flight schedule update for the week of Jan. 25, 2021.

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 January 2021
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for December 2020
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for November 2020
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for October 2020
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for September 2020.
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for August 2020.
Click here to view SLC's Economic Update for July 2020.

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 FY2020.

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