Salt Lake City International Airport is a civil-military airport located about 4 miles west of Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States. The airport is the closest commercial airport for more than 2.5 million people and is within a 30-minute drive of nearly 1.3 million jobs. The airport is the fourth-largest hub for Delta Air Lines, as well as a hub for Delta Connection carrier SkyWest Airlines with nearly 300 daily departures. Following Delta, the largest carriers are Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines; the airport sees 343 scheduled nonstop airline departures per day to 93 cities in the United States, Canada and Europe. The airport is a major gateway to the Intermountain West. Salt Lake City International Airport continues to rank high for on-time departures/arrivals and fewest flight cancellations among major US airports; the airport ranked first for on time departures and arrivals and first for percentage of cancellations as of April 2017. The airport is owned by the City of Salt Lake City and is administered by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports.
In 1911, a site for an air field was chosen on Basque Flats, named for Spanish-French sheep herders who worked the fields in the then-desolate area of the Salt Lake Valley, where a cinder-covered landing was subsequently created. The Great International Aviation Carnival was held the same year and brought aviation pioneers representing Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company and a team representing the Wright Brothers to Salt Lake City. World-famous aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival, a type of airplane that had never been demonstrated to the public. Curtiss took off from the nearby Great Salt Lake, awing the 20,000 spectators and making international headlines. For several years, the new field was used for training and aerobatic flights; that would change in 1920 when the United States Postal Service began air mail service to Salt Lake City. The airport expanded and hangars and other buildings began to appear. In the same year, the airfield was given the name Woodward Field, named for John P. Woodward, a local aviator.
In 1925, the postal service began awarding contracts to private companies. Western Air Express, the first private company to carry U. S. mail, began flying from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles via Las Vegas. Less than a year Western Air Express would begin flying passengers along the same route. Western Air Express became Western Airlines, which had a large hub in Salt Lake City. Charles Lindbergh visited Woodward Field in 1927, drawing many spectators to see The Spirit of St. Louis. During the next few years the airport would span over 400 acres. In 1930 the airport was renamed Salt Lake City Municipal Airport; the first terminal and airport administration building was built in 1933 at a cost of $52,000. By United Airlines had begun serving Salt Lake City on flights between New York City and San Francisco; as air travel became more popular and the United States Army Air Forces established a base at the airport during World War II, a third runway was added. The April 1957 OAG shows 42 weekday departures: 18 on 17 United and 7 Frontier.
United had flown nonstop to Chicago since 1950, but a New York nonstop didn't start until 1968. The first jets were United 720s in September 1960. A new terminal was needed and work began on the west side of the airport on Terminal 1, designed by Brazier Montmorency Hayes & Talbot and dedicated in 1960 after seven years of work and a cost of $8 million. In 1968 the airport became Salt Lake City International Airport when a non-stop route to Calgary, Canada was awarded to Western Airlines. After airline deregulation in 1978, hub airports appeared. Western Airlines, with ties to Salt Lake City since its inception, chose the airport as one of its hubs. Terminal 2 was designed by Montmorency Hayes & Talbot and built for Western and had several murals by artist LeConte Stewart. During the 1980s the airport saw further expansion to both terminals as well as runway extension. In 1987 Western Airlines merged with Delta Air Lines. Salt Lake City would continue to be a major airline hub. In 1991 the airport opened a new short-term parking garage.
The airport opened a new runway in 1995 along with the International Terminal and E concourse for SkyWest Airlines, designed by Gensler. A new 328-foot-tall control tower, new approach control facility, a new fire station were opened in 1999. In 2001, Concourse E was expanded for additional gates and SkyWest Airlines opened its new maintenance hangar and training facility. In 2002, the airport saw heavy crowds as Salt Lake City welcomed over one million visitors for the Winter Olympics; the airport has upgraded its access roads and parking facilities in preparation for a new terminal. The airport has made minor upgrades to the terminals and concourses including expansion of baggage claim facilities. In June 2008, Delta Air Lines began daily nonstop service to Paris–Charles de Gaulle; this marked the first scheduled transatlantic route from Salt Lake City. In November 2008, Delta announced nonstop service to Narita International Airport near Tokyo, Japan as a result of Delta's merger with Northwest Airlines.
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