Airports in Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City Airports

Salt Lake City International Airport is approximately 4 miles west of downtown. Delta Air Lines operates a hub at the airport, serving over 100 non-stop destinations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, as well as Paris, London and Amsterdam. SkyWest Airlines operates its largest hub at the airport as Delta Connection, and serves 243 cities as Delta Connection and United Express. The airport is served by 4 UTA bus routes, and a UTA operated light rail line (TRAX) opened services on April 14, 2013. A total of 22,029,488 passengers flew through Salt Lake City International Airport in 2007, representing a 2.19% increase over 2006. The airport ranks as the 21st busiest airport in the United States in total passengers, is consistently rated first in the country in on-time arrivals and departures, and has the second-lowest number of cancellations. The airport is currently undergoing a $3.6 billion redesign that is expected to be completed in 2024, resulting in a completely new airport and the demolishment of the old terminals.

There are two general aviation airports nearby; South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan and Skypark Airport in Woods Cross.

Salt Lake City International Airport is a civil-military airport located about 4 miles west of Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States. The airport is the closest commercial airport for more than 2.5 million people and is within a 30-minute drive of nearly 1.3 million jobs.

The airport is the fourth-largest hub for Delta Air Lines, as well as a hub for Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines with nearly 300 daily departures. Following Delta and Delta Connection, the largest carriers are Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.

In 2017, 24,198,697 passengers flew through Salt Lake City, representing a 4.5% increase from 2016. It is the 25th busiest in North America and 85th worldwide with regards to passenger numbers. There were 327,292 aircraft operations (takeoffs and landings) in 2017, about 900 per day. On an average day at SLC (in January 2018), there are over 343 scheduled nonstop airline departures per day to 93 cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

Salt Lake City International Airport continues to rank high for on-time departures/arrivals and fewest flight cancellations among major US airports. The airport ranked first for on time departures and arrivals and first for percentage of cancellations as of April 2017.

The airport is owned by City of Salt Lake City and is administered by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. The city also owns and operates two other nearby airports, South Valley Regional Airport and Tooele Valley Airport. The airport is financially self-sustaining with revenue generated from airline and passenger fees, concessions, vehicle parking, fuel, and leases for office and hangar space. It was the only major airport in the country with no outstanding debt. The airport is also currently under construction and renovation in some areas due to an expansion plan, and expected to be completed by August 2020.

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