• Joe Breitfeller

Delta Launches Service at New Salt Lake City Airport, Opens Newest and Largest Delta Sky Club

Delta announced on Tuesday the launch of service at the new Salt lake City airport and the opening of their newest and largest Delta Sky Club. The carrier’s new 900,000 square foot Concourse A houses 78 gates and is part of the airline’s $12 billion investment in U.S. airports.

Delta Air Lines Opens New 900,000 Square Foot Concourse at Salt lake City Airport Housing 78 Gates - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

Today (September 15, 2020), Delta Air Lines announced the launch of service from the new Salt Lake City airport where the airline opened a 900,000 square-foot concourse housing 78 gates. The carrier’s new Concourse A at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is part of their $12 billion investment in U.S airports. The airport also houses Delta’s newest and largest Delta Sky Club, which includes an outdoor Sky Deck. The carrier’s first flight from the new airport (Delta 2020) departed for Atlanta this morning, marking the culmination of a decade of partnership in planning, design and construction. In Tuesday’s announcement, Delta Air Lines CEO, Ed Bastian, said,

“I want to congratulate the Salt Lake City leadership for their vision and partnership in creating this iconic new travel experience. On behalf of Delta’s global workforce, and the more than 4,000 employees based in SLC, we look forward to welcoming and serving our customers traveling to, from and through the Mountain West region.”

The new airport features convenient amenities including a more efficient baggage handling system that can accommodate luggage of all shapes and sizes (including skis) and a state-of-the-art parking garage with a mobile app to remind passengers where they parked. The mid-sized SLC hub will remain an important part of Delta’s network strategy as the carrier has renewed its current lease through 2034. Also commenting on Tuesday’s announcement, Delta’s Vice President – West Coast Sales, Scott Santoro added,

“For the past 60 years, Delta has remained a steadfast, strategic partner to Salt Lake City International Airport and today, we are gathered to celebrate the opening of the new gold standard for travelers coming to or through this great region that we’ve built together. This incredible space is more than the largest build in the Western United States for more than 25 years. It solidifies Delta as the airline of choice for passengers traveling to, from and through Salt Lake for both business and leisure travel for years to come.”

Photo Collage of the New Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) - Courtesy Delta Air Lines

In a separate announcement today, Delta celebrated the grand opening of their newest and largest Delta Sky Club at Salt Lake City International Airport. The club features 28,000 square-feet of luxurious space overlooking a breathtaking mountain landscape. Located on the ground level of the new terminal near Delta’s gates, the lounge boasts a 360-degree fireplace, a covered Sky Deck, an artwork collection inspired by the mountain west, two convenient food stations, two full service bars and five coffee and beverage stations. Guests will also enjoy warm and inviting seating areas, high-speed Wi-Fi and power outlets at nearly every seat. Commenting on the grand opening, Delta Air Lines’ Managing Director – Delta Sky Clubs, Claude Roussel, said,

“From show-stopping design details to enhanced safety measures, our team carefully considered every detail of our beautiful new Club. This project is years in the making and is a testament to our long-term investment here in Salt Lake City. We are ready to welcome guests who may have taken a break from travel whenever they are ready to return to the skies.”

Source: Delta Air Lines