Located just 5 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is ensuring its status as a global aviation hub by constructing a modern airport that will serve and grow with the region for decades to come.
The airport currently serves more than 26 million passengers a year with facilities that were designed half a century ago. Management is now building an entirely new airport.
“The airport really has grown faster than originally expected, its design was intended to serve half the passengers that we annually get. The SLC Airport’s existing structures have served its patrons well, but we think it’s about time for a new age of airport design,” SLC Airport CEO Bill Wyatt said.
The $4 billion renovation project will yield a state-of-the-art facility with one large, central terminal and two linear concourses joined by a passenger tunnel, with more space and conveniences to give passengers a world-class airport experience.
The new airport also emphasizes sustainability with a lot of intentionality on green energy use.
“Building a new terminal complex is a massive undertaking, but the result will be well worth the effort,” Wyatt said.
The facility is being built in two phases, with the first expected to be unveiled by September 2020 and the second in 2024.