Dec 19 2019
SLC Airport Planning for Busy Holiday Season
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) will be bustling in the coming week as passengers board flights for holiday travel. Two of the busiest days are expected to be Saturday, Dec. 21 and Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.
To help passengers navigate the airport and plan their travel during this busy time, SLC has launched two new phone apps. Live Shuttle Tracker is a phone app that shows the location of the airport’s economy parking lot shuttles in real time. In addition, a new SLC Airport phone app provides users with airport news, flight schedules and security screening wait times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jul 15 2019
Wait Times for Security Screening Now Available on Airport's Website and On-site Monitors
Salt Lake City, UT – A new queue management system installed at the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) takes the guess work out of how long it will take to go through the security screening lines. The new system uses cameras and Bluetooth technology to track wait times — real time — in security screening lines, which are then posted to the SLC Airport monitors and well as on www.slcairport.com
Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) will host a media availability Monday, July 15, 2019, at 1 p.m., to discuss what travelers can expect at SLC during the peak summer travel period, which begins Monday and continues through August 15. They will highlight busiest times of day, busiest days of the week and provide helpful tips to make the security screening process go smoothly.
Salt Lake City is securing its position as a global aviation hub by building a brand new airport that will serve the region for decades to come. The New SLC was envisioned more than 20 years ago in the airport’s current Master Plan to accommodate projected passenger growth.
Jun 18 2019
Flight For Autism Takes Off June 22
Flying can be overwhelming for children who are uncomfortable with new situations and unfamiliar surroundings. The “Taking Flight for Autism,” program is designed to acclimate children to the airport environment and practice procedures to help them become more comfortable when traveling by air.
Airport personnel will demonstrate the process for flight check-in, security screening and boarding a Delta Air Lines plane. In addition, a full flight crew will simulate a flight. As part of the program, families will be able to orient their children to the noise and sensations of the airport and the flight experience.
Apr 09 2019
SLC International Airport Recognizes Volunteers During National Volunteer Week, April 7 through 13
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) recently launched an Airport Ambassadors Volunteer Program to assist passengers while traveling through the airport. SLC will be recognizing these volunteers Thursday, April 11 at a luncheon as part of National Volunteer Week, April 7 through 13, 2019.
Mar 29 2019
Artists Sought for The New SLC Airport
The Salt Lake City Department of Airports and the Salt Lake Arts Council have announced an exciting opportunity for artists.
The New SLC Redevelopment Program celebrated another major milestone on March 19, 2019, when one of the last steel beams was placed on top of the North Concourse building.
Mar 15 2019
Topping Out Ceremony for the North Concourse
The Salt Lake City Department of Airports will mark another major milestone in the construction of The New SLC. One of the last steel beams will be raised to a
high point on top of the North Concourse.
The numbers have been tabulated and the results show another record-breaking year at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)—the third consecutive year of passenger growth. From January through December 2018, passenger counts totaled 25,554,244, which is an increase of 5.6 percent. This is the first time SLC has logged more than 25 million passengers within a 12-month period.
Feb 20 2019
Salt Lake City International Airport Announces Restaurants for the First Phase of the New SLC Airport
Come fall of 2020, passengers flying through Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) are going to be wowed not only by a new airport, but by the wide array of food and beverage options to choose from. From American and Asian to Italian and Mexican, passengers’ palates will be delighted with the selection.
The Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) will be announcing the food and beverage component for the first phase of The New SLC Redevelopment Program, coming in September of 2020. SLCDA went through the city’s procurement process resulting in the selection of a number of companies that will build and operate 23 concepts, including local and national brands.
Federal workers at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) had lunch courtesy of Mayor Jackie Biskupski today. Mayor Biskupski provided pizza for workers from Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to thank them for their ongoing service and to help boost morale during the government shutdown.