Delta Air Lines flight 2020 took off from Salt Lake City for Atlanta this week from the brand new 900,000-square foot Concourse A, marking the first official flight after the airline spent part of its committed investment to U.S. airport infrastructure.
Delta said in a statement the Salt Lake City facility was a culmination of a decade of partnership in planning, design and construction to deliver “the first U.S. global aviation hub of the 21st century.”
“I want to congratulate the Salt Lake City leadership for their vision and partnership in creating this iconic new air travel experience,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said. “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 SLC includes convenient amenities designed to enhance the overall travel experience, from a more efficient baggage-handling system that accommodates luggage of all sizes and shapes so skis don’t have to be dropped off at a special counter, to a state-of-the-art parking garage with a mobile app service to remind passengers where they parked their car.
In addition, Delta’s new Sky Club at Salt Lake is its largest-ever and includes an outdoor Sky Deck.
It’s all part of Delta’s $12 billion investment in U.S. airports and is expected to deliver $5.5 billion in estimated economic impact to the Salt Lake City region…