Highlights of The New SLC

Salt Lake City has 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. Here are some highlights of the New SLC.

Replace Obsolete Facilities: Today’s facilities are not efficient for use as a modern hub airport and they’re not built to today’s earthquake standards.

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.

Sustainable: The new building will be designed to high environmental standards. Designers are aiming for a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. A "Roadmap to Net Zero" is in development, which gives designers a plan for how the facility can ultimately generate as much power as it uses.

Remain 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 for the terminal redevelopment program.

Maintain Partnership with Airlines: We have a great partnership with the airlines that serve SLC. Delta Air Lines, the airport’s largest user, is very supportive of the terminal redevelopment program, as are other airlines.

Construction on the $1.8 billion program began in July of 2014 and will continue in phases through 2023. The terminal building will be completed in 2020.

View conceptual renderings and images of The New SLC on our Renderings and Images page.

  • The project team for The New SLC is HD, a joint venture of aviation industry leaders Holder Construction, and Utah's Big-D Construction. Learn more about HD at
  • The architectural firm for the New SLC is HOK. Learn more about HOK and see their other projects by visiting their website