Salt Lake City reopening continues

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Commissioning of the new Salt Lake City airport has continued with the opening of the terminal’s Concourse B. According to the airport’s operators, aircraft are no longer loading and unloading passengers in the former airport concourses C, F and G, with airlines serving SLC now operating out of entirely new facilities.

The concours features a total of 21 gates to house Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest and United. Delta Air Lines currently occupies the 25 gates in Concourse A-west, including six international gates.

“Today is like icing on the cake,” said Bill Wyatt, Salt Lake Department of Airports, executive director. “It’s been six weeks since the successful opening of The New SLC and today we welcome all of our airline partners to their new home in Concourse B, which completes Phase I of the project.”

Concourse B will initially include three new restaurants and five new shops, with additional restaurants and shops to follow as passenger numbers increase. A 990ft-long tunnel — originally built in 2004 — connects concourses A and B.

With Phase I of The New SLC revamp complete, demolition is now underway on the previous airport structure to begin building the next phase. Phase II includes the build out of Concourse A to the east and construction of the concrete portion of a permanent tunnel to transport passengers between concourses A and B. This is expected to be completed by late 2024.

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