Salt Lake City Airport Guide 2022

About Salt Lake City International Airport

Salt Lake City International Airport is a public and civil military airport located about 4 miles west of Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States. The airport is the gateway to the intermountain west and serves as a hub for Delta Air Lines having its location being the closest commercial airport for more than 2.5 million people. 

Salt Lake City International Airport is owned by the City of Salt Lake and operated by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. Salt Lake City International Airport on statistics has continued to be ranked as having the highest on-time departure/arrivals and fewest flight cancellations among major US airports.

Salt Lake City International Airport Codes

The codes for Salt Lake City International Airport are IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC, FAA LID: SLC and Zip code 84116

Salt Lake City International Airport History

The initial site for construction of the airport was chosen in 1911 which was on Basque flats which were named for Spanish-French sheep herders who worked in the fields. In that same year, the Great Aviation Carnival was held and brought aviation pioneers representing Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company and another team representing the Wright Brothers to Salt Lake City. Glenn H. Curtiss, the world famous aviator brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and took off from the nearby Great Salt Lake, awing the 20,000 spectators and making international headlines.

In 1920, after the airport being used for several years as the training center for Aerobatic flights, the States Postal Service began an air mail service to Salt Lake City. This pushed for expansion of the airport where hangar and other buildings were in the same year the airport was given the name Woodward Field, named for John P. Woodward, a local aviator.

States Postal services, in 1925 started awarding contracts to private companies. The first private company to carry U.S mail was Western Air Express, which began flying from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles via Las Vegas. Western Air Express began flying passengers few months later in the same route. The Airline later changed to Western Airlines which had a large hub in Salt Lake City.

After Charles Lindberg visited Woodward field in 1927, having pulled a large number of spectators who came to see the Spirit of St. Louis, made the airport gain a new runway in the next few year. The runway would span over 400 acres. The airport underwent a major transformation and gained a new name in 1930 changing its name to Salt Lake City Municipal Airport.

In 1933 having improved passenger traffic, the airport built the first terminal and the airport administration building which cost the airport $52,000.

Brazier Montmorency Hayes and Talbot designed and dedicated a new terminal in the airport in 1960 after 8 years of construction and cost $8 million. The airport became Salt Lake City International Airport in 1968 after a route to Calgary was awarded to Western Airlines. In 1978 after airline deregulation, western airlines chose the airport as its hub and pushed for a move to build a new terminal 2 which was designed by Montmorency and Talbot and build solely for Western and had several murals by artists LeConte Stewart.

There were some expansions in the airport including runway extensions which happened in the 1980s. Later in the year 1987, western airlines and Delta Airlines merged.

The airport in 1991 opened a parking facility which offered short term parking services to the passengers. Later in 1995, the airport opened a new runway along with the international terminal and concourse E for SkyWest Airline designed by Gensler. In 1999 a new 328-foot tall control tower, a new approach control facility and a new fire station were opened.

There was an expansion of Concourse E which had additional gates and SkyWest Airline opened its new maintenance hangar and training facility.

A redevelopment program was initiated in 2014 to construct the new SLC terminal complex. This program was to replace the aging facilities with all new facilities which included a rental car service facility and quick turnaround, a parking garage, a consolidated terminal, two linear concourses, two tunnels, and an elevated roadway. Phase 1 which included the terminal, parking structures, and the western portions of the concourse A and B opened in 2020 while the second phase is projected to be opened in 2024.

In September 2020 the airport opened the first phase of the new SLC which was a single terminal that replaced terminal 1, terminal 2, and the international terminal. 25 gates and Concourse A were opened and Concourse B which will have 20 gates are scheduled to be opened in October 2020.

Salt Lake City International Airport Airlines and Destinations


Aeromexico ConnectGuadalajara
Alaska AirlinesLos Angeles (resumes December 17, 2020), Portland (OR), San Diego (resumes December 17, 2020), San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma
American AirlinesCharlotte, Chicago–O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky HarborSeasonal: Philadelphia
American EagleChicago–O’Hare, Los Angeles, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Delta Air LinesAlbuquerque, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Billings, Boise, Boston, Bozeman, Cancun, Charlotte, Chicago–O’Hare, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Guadalajara (resumes November 8, 2020), Honolulu, Houston–Intercontinental, Indianapolis, Jackson Hole, Kalispell, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Memphis, Mexico City, Miami (resumes December 17, 2020), Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Missoula, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, New York–JFK, Oakland, Ontario, Orange County, Orlando, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), Puerto Vallarta, Raleigh/Durham, Reno/Tahoe, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), San José del Cabo, Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto–Pearson, Washington–Dulles, Washington–NationalSeasonal: Anchorage, Calgary, Columbus–Glenn, Kahului, and Vancouver
Delta ConnectionAlbuquerque, Billings, Bozeman, Burbank, Butte, Calgary, Casper, Cedar City, Cody, Colorado Springs, Des Moines, Elko, Eugene, Fresno, Grand Junction, Great Falls, Helena, Idaho Falls, Jackson Hole, Kalispell, Lewiston, Long Beach, Madison, Medford, Missoula, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Ontario, Orange County, Palm Springs, Pocatello, Rapid City, Redmond, Reno/Tahoe, Sacramento, San Antonio, Spokane, St. George (UT), St. Louis, Sun Valley, Tri-Cities (WA), Tucson, Tulsa, Twin Falls, VancouverSeasonal: Eagle/Vail, Kansas City, San Jose (CA), West Yellowstone
Frontier AirlinesAtlanta, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
JetBlueBoston, Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach (ends October 6, 2020), Los Angeles (begins October 7, 2020), New York–JFK, Orlando
KLMSeasonal: Amsterdam
Southwest AirlinesBurbank, Chicago–Midway, Dallas–Love, Denver, Houston–Hobby, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Sacramento, San Diego, St. LouisSeasonal: Baltimore, Orlando (begins February 13, 2021), San Jose (CA)
United AirlinesChicago–O’Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, San Francisco
United ExpressChicago–O’Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Los Angeles, San Francisco


Alpine Air ExpressBoise, Cedar City, Idaho Falls, Jackson Hole, Pocatello, Rexburg, Rock Springs, St. George (UT), Sun Valley, Twin Falls
AmeriflightBillings, Boise, Elko, Ely, Jackson Hole, Price, Rexburg, Rock Springs, Vernal, Winnemucca
DHL AviationCincinnati, Sacramento–Mather
FedEx ExpressBoise, Indianapolis, El Paso, Kansas City, Memphis, Oakland, Ontario
FedEx FeederIdaho Falls, Pocatello, Sun Valley, Twin Falls
UPS AirlinesBoise, Chicago–Rockford, Denver, Kansas City, Louisville, Oakland, Ontario
Western Air ExpressBoise, Denver–Centennial

Salt Lake City International Airport Statistics

The Salt Lake City International airport released its statistics that showed the airport served 26,208,014 passengers making 344,715 aircraft movements and 388,262,675lbs cargo movements.

On market shares the Delta Airlines consists of 10,088000 enplanements making a 54.46& of the shares, SkyWest Airlines having 3,792,000making 20% of the shares, Southwest Airlines having 1,883,000 enplanements making a 10.16% of the shares, American Airlines having 868,000 enplanements making 4.69% of the shares, and JetBlue having 526,000 enplanements making 2.84% of the shares.

Salt Lake City International Airport Terminals 

Salt Lake City International Airport has a single terminal containing two concourses in it. The concourses are connected by an underground tunnel and the terminal contains a total of 47 gates.

Concourse A has a total of 25 gates with more 22more gates projected to be opened by the year 2024 while Concourse B has a total of 20 gates with 11 more gates projected to be opened by the year 2024.

Salt Lake City International Airport Address and Website

The official website for SLC is and the official website is P.O Box 144575 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575 and the phone number for the airport is (385) 468-6760.

Salt Lake City International Airport Immigration

Clearing at the customs and security at the airport will take you approximately 60 minutes to clear from international to a domestic flight. You are advised to arrive at the airport two hours before your scheduled departure.

Salt Lake City International Airport Weather and Webcam

You can always check on the real-time weather of SLC form the link weather at LSC and see if your flight has been affected or delayed due to harsh weather conditions. You can also view weather conditions from the live webcams available at the airport. The webcams also can help you view live takeoffs and arrivals. You can access the webcams from the site SLC webcams.

Salt Lake City International Airport Lounges

There is a lounge called Delta Sky Club located at Concourse C/D. The accessibility to the Lounge is either through the purchase of a day pass, annual membership, or pay at the door.

Salt Lake City International Airport Facilities


You can access the available Wifi that is available for free at the Airport

Business Centre

You can freely hop into a center that offers computer services and other business services. It is located at Terminal Two on Concourse C/D open from 7:00 am – 9:00 am.

Postal Services

You will also find the mailboxes Located on Terminal One near the top of Concourse G. there are also stamps at all Airside ATMs and newsstands.

Baby Care Facilities

You will find washrooms that offer baby change facilities, and if you need to nurse your baby, you will find Special Needs or Infant Care room. The facilities are located on Terminal 1, middle of Concourse B, Terminal 2 opposite Gate C-1, Opposite Gate D1 and D6, Concourse E, near gate E60. You will also find children play areas on Concourse A, B, and E.

Food and Drinks

You will find water refill stations that offer free refill services. The stations are located on Concourse A (Gate A4), Concourse B (Gate B5A, B5B, B11A, Lower B), Terminal 2 (Lobby, Baggage Claim), Concourse C (Gate C7, Lower door 159), Concourse D (Gate D1A, D1B, D6A, D6B), Concourse E (Gate E60), Car Rental Lobby, Terminal 1, Concourse G (Gate G4)

These facilities operate varyingly as many open between 6:00 am to 10:00 PM. You will also find vending machines that are available in airport lobbies, concourses, and lower levels of the parking garage.


You will find information desks across the baggage claim areas in both Terminals.


There are baggage carts that are available for $5.00 per cart that help in the transportation of luggage. You will also get a refund of $0.25 for returning the cart.

Mobile Charging

You will find power outlets throughout the terminals and the connector hallway.


You may need cash withdrawal, you will find Banks which are available in the landside and airside in terminal lobbies. 

Forex exchange is also offered in the airport at Terminal 2, airside, and Concourse D opening hours being 7:30 am to 9:00 pm.


You will find Pet Relief services in designated areas such as Terminal 2, International Terminal, Airside, Concourse E, and Concourse F.

Rest and Relaxation

During a layover, there are a variety of hotel options you can check-in, take a shower after a long flight, and take a nap, and change. You can also buy a day pass at the Delta Sky Club where you can relax, take a nap, access Wifi, and also buy a drink. 


You can do shopping at various stores that sell newspapers, travel items.

Showers, Salon and Spa

There are spa services offered at Terminal 1, Concourse B, Terminal 2, Concourse C, and D as from 6:00 am to 10:00 am.


You need to note that smoking is not allowed inside the terminal so if you need to smoke you may have to do it outside in some allocated areas.

Salt Lake City International Airport Arrivals and Departures

You can view real-time arrivals and departures of flights from the link arrivals and departures real time

Salt Lake City International Airport Delays

You may experience delays at the airport due to various reasons such as weather conditions such as Ice and Snow which makes it hard for flights to navigate which may result in flight delays or Cancellation. There may be also delays due to the coronavirus pandemic which affected air transport greatly. This led to delays in flights to various destinations around the globe.

Salt Lake City International Airport Jobs and Careers

Salt Lake City International Airports has a variety of job offers available. You can view these jobs and find more information from the link Jobs and Careers

Salt Lake City International Airport Map and Images

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