Salt Lake International Airport

Working at the Airport Provides Camaraderie

The Salt Lake City International Airport is a vibrant, dynamic place for passengers, with all the anticipation of traveling somewhere near or far. But it’s just as exciting for airport employees even though they may simply be traveling across the air field.

“I loved being there every single day,” said Russell Pack, former director of commercial properties for the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. “Being around all that activity all the time, I still get that same sense of excitement when I go out there.” Pack also served as interim executive direct for the airport.

“I like the smells of the airport in the morning,” says long-time airport operations employee Dave Korzep. “You can smell the coffee from the planes and you can smell the jet fuel. I love the smell of jet fuel in the morning. It’s a fascinating place to work, because there’s always something going on. There’s always a good vibe.”

Kevin Robins, director of airport engineering, likens it to being like a kid in a candy store.

“In my office, I can watch the airplanes take off and land. Once I started working here I thought, ‘Why would I want to work anywhere else?’”