Salt Lake City Airport to be Rebuilt
The Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah has announced that the Salt Lake City International Airport will be completely demolished and rebuilt. The current terminal is very old and susceptible to seismic activity. The airport is quickly becoming a national hub, and the current terminal can't handle much more expansion. The airport already sees about 21 million passengers a year and the airport wasn't designed to handle nearly that amount of traffic. The project will start next year and is expected to take about 8 years to complete, costing just under $2 Billion. The largest operator at Salt Lake City is Delta Airlines, which utilizes it as a Mid-Country hub. Delta has offered to contribute funding to the project. The new airport will consist of a single larger terminal with about 75 gates. The gates will be much more efficient as they will all be able to handle all aircraft types and will all have Jetways. Salt Lake currently relies on Staircases at many of its gates, which takes a lot more time to board and deplane passengers.