By Mountain Meetings (Apr. 29, 2019) —The country's top "on-time airport" is getting a facelift. In fact, it's getting a new face entirely. Salt Lake City is building a new airport in the current location of its 50-year-old Salt Lake City International Airport. The new airport is being built in two phases, the first to be completed in mid-2020, and the second to be done in 2024.

The New SLC International Airport features one central terminal and security checkpoint with separate arrival and departure levels, easy wayfinding and moving walkways, spacious gate areas with plenty of seating, more shops and restaurants, areas to charge and connect devices via Wi-Fi, baggage claim on the same level as the parking garage entrance, onsite car rental pickup and return, and the UTA Airport TRAX line (light rail) adjacent to the terminal entrance, according to Dee Brewer, executive director at Salt Lake's Downtown Alliance. In addition, the concourses’ gates can accommodate larger planes, enabling more non-stop service to long-haul international destinations. The new airport is being built with the ultimate goal of attaining LEED Gold Certification, Brewer adds.

With more than 200 restaurants, bars and brewpubs all within walking distance, it's no wonder Salt Lake City is getting so much attention. 

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