Salt Lake City International Airport serves more than 20 million passengers a year from facilities designed 50 years ago to serve half that many travelers. A lot has changed since then.
We’ve grown into a hub airport, with many flights arriving and leaving around the same time. Security needs are vastly different. We need buildings that meet earthquake-safety standards.
Our existing facilities have served us well, but it’s time to make way for the next generation of airport design. The New SLC will have tremendous economic impacts to Salt Lake City and the State of Utah.
Construction on the $1.8 billion program began in July 2014 and will continue in phases through 2022. The terminal building will be completed in 2019. The architectural firm for the New SLC is HOK.
Here are some highlights of the New SLC:
Flexible, Right-Sized Design for the Future: The new terminal will be designated to meet Salt Lake City’s needs for decades and be adaptable to the constantly changing aviation industry.
Easy to Use: The new building will have state of the art functionality and ease-of-use.
More Efficient: The new terminal will eliminate airplane parking bottlenecks and allow airlines to get planes back in the air more quickly, meaning fewer delays for passengers.
Green: The new building will be designed to high environmental standards. Designers are aiming for the highest possible LEED rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Stay Cost-Competitive: SLC is one of the nation’s most cost-efficient airports for airline operations and replacing aging facilities will help keep costs low. The program is funded by federal grants, user fees, airport revenue bonds and airport reserves; no local tax dollars will be used. Source by Salt Lake City International Airport.