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News Releases

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
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

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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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Jul 12 2019
TSA, SLC officials to provide update ahead of summer travel surge

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.

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Jul 02 2019
Salt Lake City Department of Airports Seeks Public Input on Update to Master Plan

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.

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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.

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