The Salt Lake City International Airport

About the Salt Lake City International Airport

The Salt Lake City International Airport (code SLC) is a civil and military airport, located 6.4 km west of downtown Salt Lake City, state of Utah, in the western United States. The airport is the nearest commercial airport for as many as 2.5 million people. The airport is the fourth largest in the US and was the westernmost hub for Delta Air Lines before Salt Lake City was replaced by Seattle and Los Angeles.

The Salt Lake City International Airport has been in operation since 1911 and the organization in charge of it is the Salt Lake City Department of Airports (controlled by Salt Lake City Corporation). Other people or government officials in charge of managing the airport are, naturally, Salt Lake City’s Mayor, an advisory board of citizens, as well as the City Council.1024px-Salt_Lake_City_International_Airport_SLC

It is estimated that in the year 2013, over 20 million passengers flew through Salt Lake City. The airport is, in terms of numbers of passengers that flow through here every year, the 15th busiest airport in the entire United States and the 24th in the whole world. It is estimated that in the year 2013, there were over 300 thousand aircraft operations (counting together all the takeoffs and landings), which averages about 900 per day.

Surveys and data compiled by the US Air Force show that in the airport there are more than 645 departures and arrivals of scheduled flights per day, together with 89 different cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, as well as international destinations.

The Salt Lake City International Airport ranks as the top major airport in the entire United States of having departures and arrivals on time and holds a record as one of the major airports with the fewest flight cancellations; second, to be more specific.

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