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SLC International and Delta Air Lines celebrate completion of The New SLC Phase 2

Salt Lake City—The completion of Phase 2 of The New SLC Redevelopment Program was marked by the 6:44 a.m. departure of flight #349 to Atlanta. During an early-morning ceremony, a 45’ wide by 14’ tall curtain opened to reveal the remaining 13 gates and a dozen new shops and restaurants on Concourse A-east.

“These new gates and amenities will further elevate the guest experience at the Salt Lake City International Airport for Salt Lakers and visitors from all over the world,” said Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “Salt Lake City is proud to be a Delta hub in the West and home to one of the top performing airports in the world. The completion of Phase 2 will provide efficient services and modern facilities for travelers who are eager for a seamless journey.”

Three years ago, Phase 1 of The New SLC Redevelopment Program opened with a new parking garage, central terminal and the west end of concourses A and B. Since then, the former airport has been demolished and construction has started on Phases 2, 3 and 4.

“The completion of Concourse A comes just ahead of what we anticipate will be a busy holiday and ski travel season,” said Adam Ryan, managing director of Delta’s SLC Operations. “It’s a privilege for the 5,400 Delta employees here in Salt Lake City to share this state-of-the-art facility with our customers as we continue to provide them with the elevated experience they have come to expect from Delta.”

The airport opened the initial five gates on the north side of Concourse A-east on May 16, 2023, and four more gates began operating on the south side on Aug. 22, 2023.

In addition, the following new concessions are now open on Concourse A-east: The Atrium, Auntie Anne’s, Burger King, Blue Iguana, Hudson News and Hudson Nonstop, Hugo Coffee Roasters, Jimmy John’s, Millcreek Coffee Roasters, Minute Suites, Protein Bar & Kitchen, Red Rock Brewery, Rockwell Ice Cream, SLC Public Market, Utah Jazz Store, Vessel Kitchen and Wow Bao.  P.F. Chang’s will also open in the coming weeks.

“The completion of Phase 2 highlights another remarkable milestone in The New SLC Redevelopment Program,” said Bill Wyatt, Salt Lake City Department of Airports executive director. “Thanks to the dedicated workers who have spent numerous days and nights to ensure these gates and concessions would open today,” Wyatt added.

In keeping with the art theme of The New SLC Redevelopment Program, the four new restrooms on Concourse A-east each have a unique “Whimsy Wall” artwork created by four Utah artists: Brianna Benion – Rainbow Landscape; Trent Call – Lake Bonneville; Levi Jackson – Untitled; and Whitni Jo Parry – Hive. In addition, three flying machines by Utah Artist Dennis Smith now hang at the far end of Concourse A-east.

Facts about Phase 2 Construction:

  • Contractor: Holder-Big-D a Joint Venture (HD-JV)
  • All gates on Concourse A are leased by Delta Air Lines
  • Drove 14.44 miles of piles
  • Erected 9,625 tons of steel
  • Paved using 236,000 cubic yards of concrete and 17,675 cubic yards of structural concrete
  • Installed 65.7 miles of mechanical piping; 200 tons of ductwork; 426.2 miles of electrical wiring and 101.6 miles of communications wiring.

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