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2017

Jul 27 2017
SLC Named to 2017 ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence

ACI announces the 2017 inductees into the ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence. The honour recognizes those airports which, in the opinion of the passengers who participated in ACI’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Surveys, have consistently delivered excellence in customer service.

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Jun 21 2017
Mayor Biskupski appoints Russell Pack to serve as interim director for SLC Airport

Mayor Jackie Biskupski has announced the appointment of longtime airport management professional Russell Pack as Interim Executive Director of Salt Lake City International Airport.

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May 01 2017
SLC International Airport Park and Wait Lot Relocating

The SLC Airport’s Park and Wait Lot is relocating on June 1, 2017, to make way for construction of an elevated roadway as part of The New SLC—the airport’s terminal redevelopment program.

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Apr 13 2017
SLC Airport Director Announces Retirement

The Salt Lake City Dept. of Airports (SLCDA) Executive Director Maureen Riley has announced plans to retire June 30, 2017. Riley has served as the Airport director for the past 10 years. She was appointed to the position by former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson in February 2007.

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Apr 07 2017
Joint Venture to Build SLC Airport's New North Concourse

The Salt Lake City Dept. of Airports (SLCDA) has awarded Austin Okland Aviation the contract to build the North Concourse construction project, which is part of The New SLC redevelopment program. 

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Feb 28 2017
Doing Business at the SLC Airport Sessions Scheduled

The New SLC is still a few years away from opening its doors, but an orientation process about doing business at the new Airport is about to begin.  

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Feb 08 2017
SLC Announces Successful Bond Sale

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports today announced successful results of the sale of $1 billion of airport revenue bonds. Very strong demand and investor confidence resulted in the 30-year bonds being sold at rates below 3.8 percent.

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Jan 10 2017
SLC Reports Record Passenger Growth

Salt Lake City International Airport is reporting record passenger growth from November 2015 through November 2016, with passenger counts totaling 23,043,149, an increase of nearly 4.3 percent.

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2016

Nov 23 2016
Airport Redevelopment Program Increases Budget

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports has announced that the budget for the Terminal Redevelopment Program has increased by $350 million primarily because of rising construction and labor costs. 

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Nov 21 2016
SLC Airport Offers Holiday Travel Tips

Thanksgiving weekend marks the beginning of the holiday travel season and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) officials suggest passengers plan ahead to ensure a smooth experience when flying. 

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Oct 18 2016
SLC Airport Expecting Busy UEA Weekend

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is expecting a record number of passengers Oct. 19 through 23, for the Utah Education Association (UEA) weekend. Airport officials remind travelers to arrive two hours in advance of their scheduled departure to allow time to park, check luggage and navigate security. 

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Aug 22 2016
Taking a Turn for the Better

A significant detour to two roadways exiting the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is planned in the coming weeks. The first detour—scheduled Wednesday, Aug. 24—will take place to the road exiting the Airport’s parking garage. The second detour—scheduled Sept. 7—will be to Terminal Drive exiting the Airport.

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May 24 2016
Salt Lake City to Phase Out Smoking Rooms at SLC Airport

Mayor Jackie Biskupski and the Salt Lake City International Airport today announced a plan to phase out the five smoking rooms currently in use in five concourses at the airport.

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May 08 2016
Airport Traffic Pattern to Shift on Terminal Drive

Drivers at Salt Lake City International Airport can expect an extra turn on Terminal Drive exiting the airport as construction on the Terminal Redevelopment Program moves forward.

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May 04 2016
SLC to Add North Concourse

The Salt Lake City International Airport is planning to build a $740 million concourse north of the existing terminal to accommodate forecasted growth and to replace aging facilities. 

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Mar 28 2016
Rental Car Service Facilities Unveiled at SLC

Two new facilities were constructed to service rental cars as part of the Terminal Redevelopment Program. 

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Feb 23 2016
Demolition of the Parking Exit Ramp Planned

The exit ramp to what was previously the drive-through lane of the airport's short-term parking garage will be demolished.

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Jan 08 2016
Premium Reserved Parking Has Arrived at SLC

A new, convenient reserved parking option - expected to be popular with frequent business travelers - has been added to the parking garage at Salt Lake City International Airport.

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2015

Dec 31 2015
Airport Alerts Public of Drone Safety Measures

With an estimated 1.6 million unmanned aircraft systems - commonly known as drones - sold in North America in 2015, airports across the country are reminding hobbyists to take precautions when operating drones near airports.

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Dec 30 2015
Maureen Riley Named Director of the Year by Airport Revenue News Magazine

Airport Revenue News (ARN) magazine named Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) Executive Director Maureen Riley as 2015 Director of the Year in the large airports category.

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Dec 07 2015
Airport Launches New Website

The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) has launched a new website. The updated www.slcairport.com offers a more user-friendly and visually appealing interface and is responsive to all mobile devices.

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Nov 25 2015
SLC Offers Travel and Passenger Pick-Up Tips for Thanksgiving Weekend

Salt Lake City – With busy holiday travel expected throughout the next several days, Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) reminds passengers and airport users of helpful travel tips for Thanksgiving weekend. 

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Oct 09 2015
Airport Director Maureen Riley Ascends to Chair of Airports Council International - North America

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) Executive Director Maureen Riley has become the Chair of Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA). 

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Sep 30 2015
UberX Begins Service at Salt Lake City International Airport

Transportation network company UberX is now legally operational and serving ground transportation customers at Salt Lake City International Airport. 

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Sep 22 2015
Airport Parking Garage Drive-Through Lane to Close to Make Way for Terminal Reconstruction

The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) will permanently close the drive-through lane on the second level of the parking garage on October 1 to accommodate construction for the Terminal Redevelopment Program. 

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Sep 21 2015
SLC Welcomes Atlantic Aviation to General Aviation Community

Salt Lake City - The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is pleased to welcome fixed-base operator Atlantic Aviation to the airport’s general aviation community. 

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Aug 26 2015
Delta launches new service from Salt Lake City to London

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic launch new service from Salt Lake City International Airport to London Heathrow Airport  

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Jul 10 2015
Automated Passport Control Kiosks Arrive at Salt Lake City International Airport

The Salt Lake City International Airport has installed four new BorderXpress Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) arrivals area in the International Terminal..

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2014

Dec 22 2014
New Entrance to Airport's Economy Parking Lot Opens December 23, 2014

A new entrance to the economy (long term) parking lot at Salt Lake City International Airport will open tomorrow, December 23, 2014.

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Dec 19 2014
Airport Holiday Travel Tips - Allow Extra Time to Access Parking Facilities

During the holiday season, advance preparation will streamline the experience at Salt Lake City International Airport.

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Nov 24 2014
Airport Holiday Travel Tips - Allow Extra Time to Access Parking Facilities

During the holiday travel season, advance preparation will streamline the experience at Salt Lake City International Airport.

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Oct 14 2014
Airport Urges Travelers to Allow Extra Time to Access Parking during UEA

With schools in Utah closed for the Utah Education Association (UEA) annual conference October 16-17, officials at Salt Lake City International Airport anticipate an increase in local travel October 15-19.

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Jul 18 2014
Ground Breaking Held for Airport's New Terminal Project

Salt Lake City Mayor, Ralph Becker, led the ground breaking ceremony today for the Salt Lake City Department of Airports' Terminal Redevelopment Program. He was joined by Maureen Riley, Executive Director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, and Holden Shannon, Senior Vice President of Corporate Real Estate with Delta Air Lines.

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Feb 27 2014
Therapy Animals of Utah Visit Airport

Therapy Animals of Utah and the Salt Lake City Department of Airports have collaborated to bring registered therapy dogs to Salt Lake City International Airport to visit with passengers and the public.

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2013

Dec 02 2013
Maureen Riley Advances to Second Vice-Chair in ACI-NA Leadership, Also Appointed to ACI's World Governing Board

Executive Director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, Maureen Riley, has been elected Second Vice-Chair of Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Board of Directors. For the last year, she has served as the Board's Secretary-Treasurer.

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Nov 18 2013
Airport Holiday Travel Tips

During the holiday travel season, advance preparation will streamline the experience at Salt Lake City International Airport.

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Nov 13 2013
Salt Lake City International Airport Concessions Win Accolades from ACI

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports concessions program was recognized with three awards by Airports Council International-North American (ACI-NA) in their recent Concessions Awards program. Thirty airport concessions awards were presented in the annual competition from over 200 nominations. The purpose is to insure creativity in the industry and recognize innovative and outstanding airport concessions.  Click here for the Special Dietary Needs Diorama

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Oct 28 2013
Airport Selects Construction Manager at Risk for Terminal Redevelopment Program

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports has selected Holder-Big-D Construuction (HD) as Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the Terminal Redevelopment Program. HD is a joint venture between Holder Construction Company and Big-D Construction.

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Oct 15 2013
Salt Lake City Department of Airports and Delta Air Lines Sponsor "Taking Flight for Autism" Event

The Salt Lake City Department of Airports is teaming up with Delta Air Lines and Families for Autism and Asperger's Standing Together (F.A.A.S.T.) to host an orientation to air travel for children with autism and their parents on Friday, October 18, from noon to 3:00 p.m.

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Sep 10 2013
Airport Control Center Receives Distinction

Salt Lake City Department of Airports' Control Center was recently designated as an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.

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Sep 05 2013
Salt Lake City International Airport Recognized as StormReady

National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office Salt Lake City, Utah officials have recognized Salt Lake City International Airport as a StormReady site. The StormReady program helps community leaders and residents better prepare for hazardous weather and flooding. StormReady sites have made a strong commitment to implement the infrastructure and systems needed to save lives and protect property when severe weather strikes.

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2012

Jan 18 2012
SLC International Airport Launches Terminal Redevelopment Program

In last night's state-of-the-city address, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced the launch of a Terminal Redevelopment Program at Salt Lake City International Airport.

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