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Update on the New Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal

The long awaited building of the new Salt Lake City international airport terminal is finally making some noticeable progress.  Residents and travelers can see the change in the roadway used to enter and exit the airport. This project is a very complex undertaking, with a price tag of $1.8 billion, but the end result will be worth the effort.

New Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal

Salt Lake City International Airport serves nearly 23 million passengers a year. The current facilities were built 30-50 years ago, and designed to serve only half as many travelers. SLC International Airport has grown into a major hub airport in the western U.S. With flights often leaving and arriving at the same time, security protocols need to updated to accommodate these changes as well. Buildings also need to meet current earthquake-safety standards.

Some key features of the new design:

  • Single, three-level terminal
  • One linear concourse
  • Gateway center
  • New parking garage
  • New support facilities

We applaud Delta Air Lines for their commitment to Salt Lake City and their willingness to be the anchor tenant in the new facility. Delta’s CEO, Ed Bastian, was recently in Salt Lake City and shared a positive outlook about their commitment to the SLC hub. From a Salt Lake City Tribune article, Bastian said, “It’s a great destination market. And as we rebuild the airport here, there’s going to be even more opportunity down the road”.

Fro those eager to see the new terminal built, their SLC Airport provides consistently updated information and pictures. See their conceptual renderings, photos (including demolition), and other highlights. 

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A Business Traveler’s Airport Experience: Salt Lake International Restaurants

A few weeks ago, one of our bloggers, John Thomson, wrote about some of the ways airports have changed over the years and pointed out many of the new options available to business travelers during layovers.Restaurants in Salt Lake City International Airport

I took note of this, and realized as I’ve dashed through my own home base airport (Salt Lake International) that the retail and eatery scene really is changing and that I ought to give myself a little more time to enjoy it. The options are endless and delicious!

Salt Lake International Airport will soon have everything from Market Street Grill with fresh fish options to Cafe Rio Mexican Grill. There are French bakery items, great ale, Greek gyros, Chinese food, the hamburger of your choice, plus coffee, lattes, and espresso at Seattle’s Best Coffee, Starbucks, or Millcreek Coffee Roasters. And let’s not forget dessert! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will satisfy every sweet tooth. For a full list of restaurants visit SLCAirport.com.

A business traveler’s airport experience really has changed significantly over the last several years so … after waiting in those long security lines, removing all the items from your carry-on luggage and then re-stowing them, refastening your belt and putting your shoes back on, maybe take some time to sit down and indulge yourself with your favorite meal. It really is quite a treat.

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Salt Lake City Airport: Strategic Location and Bright Outlook

Christopherson Business Travel‘s headquarters are in Salt Lake City, Utah and we are pleased to share the news that one of our partners, Delta Air Lines, has recently agreed to participate in an ambitious $1.8 billion remake of the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Business Travel Executive Magazine spotlighted the SLC airport in their February 2012 issue, which included the following information:
•    The new airport facility will have 74 gates, a new rental car facility and a new parking garage
•    Salt Lake City airport ranks tops in North America, in on-time departures, at 86.55% of its flights
•    The SLC airport is ranked as the 25th largest in North America
•    Delta operates 249 flights per day from SLC to 85 domestic and international destinations
The entire article is available at BTE-digital.com.
We are fortunate to have a forward thinking airport board in Salt Lake City, along with a solid aviation partner, Delta Air Lines.