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SLC Airport Overview

The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is operated and managed by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, a department of Salt Lake City Corporation. Salt Lake City's Mayor, the City Council and a 11-member advisory board of citizen volunteers oversee its affairs. The department also operates South Valley Regional and Tooele Valley Airports.

SLC is the 23rd busiest airport in North America and the 85th busiest in the world. More than 340 flights depart daily to 95 nonstop destinations. SLC is currently undergoing a $3.6 billion redevelopment program, the first phase of which will be completed in 2020. The project is being funded by savings, user fees, rental car fees and airport revenue bonds. No local tax dollars are being spent on the project. 

Airport Management

An executive director, appointed by Salt Lake City's Mayor, leads the management staff along with eight directors. The Salt Lake City Department of Airports has a staff of more than 500.

Funding

An enterprise fund of Salt Lake City Corporation, the Department of Airports is a self sustaining organization requiring no funding from property taxes, general funds of local governments or special district taxes. Capital requirements are met from earned surpluses, revenue bonds, passenger facility charges and Federal Aviation Administration grants under the Airport Improvement Program.

Facilities

SLC is located five miles northwest of downtown Salt Lake City. The airfield consists of three air carrier runways and a general aviation runway. Runway 16L/34R is 12,003 feet long, runway 16R/34L is 12,000 feet long, runway 17/35 is  9,596 feet long and runway 14/32 is 4,900 feet long.

There are two terminals, five concourses (G, F, C, D, & E) and 71 aircraft gates. Delta Air Lines, SkyWest Airlines and KLM operate from Terminal 2. All other airlines serving Salt Lake City use Terminal 1. In addition to scheduled international service, the International Terminal is used by chartered flights and houses U.S. Customs.

A short-term parking terrace sits adjacent to the terminals. Rental car companies are located on the lower level of the parking garage. Long-term parking is located south and west of the terminal buildings and is serviced by shuttle buses. The shuttles run every five minutes and are free. General aviation facilities including fixed base operators are located on the east side of the airfield. All cargo companies are located on the north end of the airport campus. 

Delta Air Lines operates a reservations center headquartered at the airport. Support facilities include two fire stations, Delta and SkyWest Airlines maintenance hangars and a United States Post Office.