The year was 1920 and World War I had just ended, women had gained the right to vote and a jazz musician named Louis Armstrong was becoming a household name. Meanwhile, on a cold, windswept plain near the Great Salt Lake, a group of visionaries gathered to break ground on Salt Lake City’s first permanent airplane landing field that came to be known as Woodward Field.
Dec 14 2020
SLC Airport Commemorates First 100 Years
The Salt Lake City Department of Airports will commemorate its 100-year anniversary with a small gathering in the brand new airport. The release of an airport history book is planned along with the screening of a documentary about the building of The New SLC.
Nov 20 2020
Media Tour of Airport Demolition
With the first phase of The New SLC now open, crews have started dismantling and demolishing the former airport facilities in preparation for the build out of Phase II. Tuesday’s tour will provide an opportunity for media to learn more about how the airport is moving forward with the demolition and to get video and take photos.
Oct 27 2020
Concourse B Makes its Debut
Shortly after midnight the second act opened at The New SLC with the debut of Concourse B. As of midnight, aircraft were no longer loading and unloading passengers in the former airport concourses C, F and G. All airlines serving SLC are now operating out of entirely new facilities.
Oct 21 2020
Concourse B Set to Open October 27
Six weeks after opening the bulk of the first phase of The New SLC, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports is getting ready to open part two of the first phase—Concourse B. The morning of Tuesday, October 27, a Grand Opening Celebration for Concourse B is planned at Gate B17.
Today at 4:00 a.m., the Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) turned the key and opened the first phase of The New SLC Airport. As the lights dimmed on the existing airport, the lights brightened on a new parking garage, gateway center, central terminal and Concourse A-west. Delta Air Lines will occupy the 25 gates in Concourse A-west, including six international gates. In six weeks—on Oct. 27—Concourse B-west will open with 20 gates for Alaska, American, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest and United airlines.
Sep 09 2020
The New SLC Opening Day Events
The first phase of The New SLC Airport will open to passengers with activities planned to celebrate the first departing and arriving flights. The New SLC is the first new hub airport built in the 21st Century. At 4 a.m. on Sept. 15, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports will open a new parking garage, terminal and the west portion of Concourse A.
The Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) will be turning out the lights on sections of the original airport the morning of Sept. 15 as the first phase of The New SLC opens its doors.
The Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) held an Unveiling Ceremony today that revealed awe-inspiring, large-scale art installations for the first phase of The New SLC Airport, which opens in 18 days on Sept. 15, 2020.
Aug 20 2020
Unveiling of The New SLC Planned
The Salt Lake City Department of Airports is planning an Unveiling Ceremony to reveal The New SLC large-scale art installations and progress of the new airport 20 days prior to the September 15, 2020, opening. In addition to comments from the following officials, the program will include a blessing/land acknowledgement, a drape drop to reveal The Canyon art installation, placement of items in a time capsule, followed by tours of the facility.