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The New SLC Press Releases

Sep 15 2020
The Salt Lake City Department of Airports Opens the First Phase of The New SLC

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.

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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.

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Sep 08 2020
Salt Lake City International Airport Plans Transition to The New SLC

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.

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Aug 27 2020
Salt Lake City Department of Airports Unveils The New SLC

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.

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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.

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Aug 06 2020
Central Receiving and Distribution Center Grand Opening Planned

Grand Opening of the Salt Lake City Airport’s Central Receiving and Distribution Center (CRDC). The CRDC is a state-of-the-art facility that will improve security screening and enhance the health and safety of all goods entering The New SLC Airport.

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Feb 19 2020
SLC Airport Seeks Artists to Design Tunnel Murals

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports has an opportunity for artists to design murals for the Mid-Concourse Tunnel, which is part of The New SLC Redevelopment Program.

When The New SLC Airport opens the north concourse on October 27, 2020—six weeks after the south concourse opens—a tunnel will transport passengers between Concourse A and Concourse B. The tunnel will be used by passengers for approximately three years while the permanent tunnel is built as part of second phase of construction.

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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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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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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. 

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Mar 19 2019
The New SLC Redevelopment Program 'Tops Off' North Concourse

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.

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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.

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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. 

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Feb 15 2019
SLC Airport to Announce Restaurants Selected for The New SLC

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.

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Dec 18 2018
SLC Announces Retail Shops for First Phase of The New SLC

The review process is complete, the selections have been made and the contracts signed. And now the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is ready to announce the retail, news and gift stores for the first phase of The New SLC Redevelopment Program opening in fall of 2020.

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Dec 17 2018
SLC Airport to Announce Retail Concessions for The New SLC

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) will be announcing the retail shops that have been selected for the first phase of The New SLC Redevelopment Program, coming in fall of 2020. 

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Oct 22 2018
The New SLC Fact Sheet October 2018

An updated fact sheet with information about The New SLC.

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Sep 24 2018
Salt Lake City International Airport Expected to Sell Approximately $875 Million of Airport Revenue Bonds in October 2018

Salt Lake City International Airport expected to sell approximately $875 Million** of Airport Revenue Bonds in October 2018

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May 21 2018
Topping Out Ceremony for The New SLC

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports will mark a major milestone in the Construction of The New SLC when one of the last steel beams will be raised to a high point on top of the new Terminal building.

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Apr 04 2018
Procurement Process to Lease Space at The NewSLC To Launch

The public procurement process to select concessions for The New SLC Redevelopment Program is about to begin.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the first phase of The New SLC will be posted in early April on the Salt Lake City’s purchasing webpage at http://www.slcgov.com/purchasing. The first RFP will be for retail, news and gifts.

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Feb 20 2018
Artwork to Enhance The New SLC Redevelopment Program

Artists interested in creating large scale art walls for The New SLC Airport Redevelopment Program take note. A call for artists to submit work for the Whimsy Wall Art Project has been issued by the Salt Lake City Arts Council and the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. 

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Dec 15 2017
New Touch N’ Go Convenience Store to Open at SLC Airport

The SLC Airport has built a Touch n’ Go Convenience Store at the site of the new Park and Wait Lot to better serve the traveling public. 

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Oct 23 2017
SLC Airport Road Detour Coming Friday

A change is coming Friday, Oct. 27 to the entrance road leading into the Salt Lake City International Airport. At 4 a.m., Terminal Drive will be diverted with one lane splitting off to the left leading to the Economy Parking Lot and the other lanes splitting off to the right and leading to the parking garage, rental car return and terminals

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May 01 2017
SLC International Airport Park and Wait Lot Relocating

The SLC Airport’s Park and Wait Lot is relocating on June 1, 2017, to make way for construction of an elevated roadway as part of The New SLC—the airport’s terminal redevelopment program.

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Apr 07 2017
Joint Venture to Build SLC Airport's New North Concourse

The Salt Lake City Dept. of Airports (SLCDA) has awarded Austin Okland Aviation the contract to build the North Concourse construction project, which is part of The New SLC redevelopment program. 

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Feb 28 2017
Doing Business at the SLC Airport Sessions Scheduled

The New SLC is still a few years away from opening its doors, but an orientation process about doing business at the new Airport is about to begin.  

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Feb 08 2017
SLC Announces Successful Bond Sale

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports today announced successful results of the sale of $1 billion of airport revenue bonds. Very strong demand and investor confidence resulted in the 30-year bonds being sold at rates below 3.8 percent.

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Nov 23 2016
Airport Redevelopment Program Increases Budget

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports has announced that the budget for the Terminal Redevelopment Program has increased by $350 million primarily because of rising construction and labor costs. 

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Aug 22 2016
Taking a Turn for the Better

A significant detour to two roadways exiting the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is planned in the coming weeks. The first detour—scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 24—will take place to the road exiting the Airport’s parking garage. The second detour—scheduled Sept. 7—will be to Terminal Drive exiting the Airport.

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May 08 2016
Airport Traffic Pattern to Shift on Terminal Drive

Drivers at Salt Lake City International Airport can expect an extra turn on Terminal Drive exiting the airport as construction on the Terminal Redevelopment Program moves forward.

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May 04 2016
SLC to Add North Concourse

The Salt Lake City International Airport is planning to build a $740 million concourse north of the existing terminal to accommodate forecasted growth and to replace aging facilities. 

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Mar 28 2016
Rental Car Service Facilities Unveiled at SLC

Two new facilities were constructed to service rental cars as part of the Terminal Redevelopment Program. 

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Feb 23 2016
Demolition of the Parking Exit Ramp Planned

The exit ramp to what was previously the drive-through lane of the airport's short-term parking garage will be demolished.

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Sep 22 2015
Airport Parking Garage Drive-Through Lane to Close to Make Way for Terminal Reconstruction

The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) will permanently close the drive-through lane on the second level of the parking garage on October 1 to accommodate construction for the Terminal Redevelopment Program. 

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Dec 22 2014
New Entrance to Airport's Economy Parking Lot Opens December 23, 2014

A new entrance to the economy (long term) parking lot at Salt Lake City International Airport will open tomorrow, December 23, 2014.

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Jul 18 2014
Ground Breaking Held for Airport's New Terminal Project

Salt Lake City Mayor, Ralph Becker, led the ground breaking ceremony today for the Salt Lake City Department of Airports' Terminal Redevelopment Program. He was joined by Maureen Riley, Executive Director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, and Holden Shannon, Senior Vice President of Corporate Real Estate with Delta Air Lines.

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Oct 28 2013
Airport Selects Construction Manager at Risk for Terminal Redevelopment Program

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports has selected Holder-Big-D Construuction (HD) as Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the Terminal Redevelopment Program. HD is a joint venture between Holder Construction Company and Big-D Construction.

 

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Jan 18 2012
SLC International Airport Launches Terminal Redevelopment Program

In last night's state-of-the-city address, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced the launch of a Terminal Redevelopment Program at Salt Lake City International Airport.

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