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Dec 05 2019
SLC Santa Express Departs on Saturday

Patients from Primary Children’s and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Salt Lake City—will be treated to a unique opportunity on Saturday when they board a Boeing 737 and depart to their final destination—Santa’s Winter Wonderland. The plane will taxi to the Delta hangar, which will be transformed into a magical place where the children can enjoy crafts, have their photo taken by a jet engine and visit with Santa—who will have a special gift selected just for them. Santa’s elves, sports team mascots and cheerleaders will be on hand to join in on the festivities.

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Dec 03 2019
Gary Sinise Foundation and American Airlines Host Send-Off Celebration for Children of Fallen Heroes Through Snowball Express at Salt Lake City International Airport

The holidays can be especially challenging for grieving families of fallen military heroes. On Dec. 7, 2019, the Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express (GSF SBE) service will host a five-day experience for more than 1,700 family members of the fallen, focusing on their children and the surviving parent or guardian. This therapeutic retreat will offer fun and inspiring programs, encouraging critical peer-to-peer support for these families.

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Nov 19 2019
SLC International Adds New Service to Assist Blind and Low-Vision Passengers Navigate the Airport

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) has added a new service known as Aira—Artificial Intelligence Remote Assistant—to assist blind and low-vision passengers better navigate the airport. Aira connects low-vision passengers to real, highly-trained people instantly who interpret their surroundings through their cell phone’s camera or special glasses that have an embedded video camera paired with a smartphone. 

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Nov 18 2019
TSA, SLC Airport officials to discuss Thanksgiving holiday travel outlook and Introduce new passenger amenities

Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) will host a media availability Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. to provide what travelers departing SLC can expect during the Thanksgiving holiday travel season.

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Oct 30 2019
The New SLC Airport Unveils Whimsical Artwork

When The New SLC Airport opens in September 2020, it will be unforgettable for a number of reasons. There will be less congestion—both curbside and at the gates—there will be plenty of places to plug-in, plus noteworthy shops and restaurants. But perhaps what will remain with passengers long after their flights have departed are the art installations planned for the new facility. 

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Oct 15 2019
SLC Airport Anticipates Increase in Passengers During Fall Break

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is expecting an increase in the number of passengers Oct. 16, 17 and 18, when local schools are out for fall break. Upwards of 30,000 passengers each day are expected to travel through airport security screening during this time.

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Oct 02 2019
Media Tour of Deicing Facilities

Cooler temperatures mean aircraft deicing has begun. Come get a behind-the-scenes look at the airport’s deicing facilities, which are operated by Integrated Deicing Services (IDS). You’ll observe deicing training and learn more about the deicing process.

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Sep 18 2019
One Year Out Tour of The New SLC Airport

The countdown to opening day—September 15, 2020—is on! There is less than one year until Salt Lake City Department of Airports opens the first phase of The New SLC. Reporters will see how far we’ve come in the past year and what is left in to do in the coming year. 

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Aug 09 2019
SLC Airport Roadway: Getting Better at Every Turn

A significant detour to Terminal Drive exiting the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is coming in mid-August.

Overnight on Thursday, August 15, crews will be re-directing the roadway so that at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2019, drivers will exit on a new roadway. The detour will take drivers between The New SLC parking garage and central terminal and passengers will be able to see the new airport progress.

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Jul 15 2019
TSA advises public to be prepared for surge in summer travel at SLC

SALT LAKE CITY - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) announced that today marks the beginning of the peak summer travel period. TSA projects it will screen more than 851,000 people through the security checkpoints between now and August 15, 2019, an average of 26,600 per day.

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