All new facilities at Salt Lake City as Concourse B opens
Salt Lake City International Airport opened its new Concourse B today meaning that all airlines serving the Utah gateway now operate out of new facilities.
The new 21 gate concourse B will house Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest and United and its opening signals the end of passengers being handled in concourses C, F and G.
Six weeks ago on September 15, the majority of The New SLC opened to rave reviews. 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 (Gourmandise: Euro Diner and Bakery, Uinta Brewing Company, Wasatch Brew Pub) and five new shops (@ease, InMotion, Liberty Park Market, Hip & Humble, Maverik, The Salt Lake Tribune).
Additional restaurants and shops will follow as passenger numbers increase, including Pick Up Stix, Smashburger, Briggs & Riley, Utah! and XpresSpa.
A 990ft long tunnel—originally built in 2004—connects concourses A and B.
The airport believes that passengers will be delighted to see the four seasons of Utah represented as they make their way through the tunnel.
Salt Lake City-based artist Tracy O’Very Covey painted summer and fall, while Texas-based artist Daas painted winter and spring.
With Phase I of The New SLC complete, demolition is 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.