Delta people on Thursday joined state and local dignitaries, special guests and executives from the Salt Lake City International Airport to unveil the first phase of the new Salt Lake City airport. Delta will celebrate the new airport’s official opening on Sept. 15 with a showcase of our newest and largest Sky Club, and the launch of operations that feature innovative customer solutions and the Delta CareStandard from curb to club to baggage claim.  

Scott Santoro, Delta’s Vice President of Sales for the West Coast, spoke at Thursday’s event, expressing his appreciation for the great partnership Delta shares with the state of Utah, as well as the significant role this new airport plays in Delta’s vision for the future of travel.

“For the past 60 years, Delta has remained a steadfast, strategic partner to the Salt Lake City International Airport and today, we are gathered to celebrate the new gold standard for travelers coming to or through this great region that we’ve built together,” Santoro said. “For all of us at Delta, this incredible space is more than a concourse or the largest new 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.”

Delta's support of the new Salt Lake City Airport build is part of the airline’s ongoing strategy to modernize our hub infrastructure and customer experience by investing more than $12B in airport projects that also include LAX and LGA. Delta people have played key roles in contributing since day one to this new airport that is both on time and on budget. The new facility will redefine travel for those coming through the great mountain west region.

Other speakers at today’s unveiling ceremony included:

  • Spencer Cox, Utah Lt. Governor
  • Emily Mendenhall, Salt Lake City Mayor
  • Chris Wharton, Salt Lake City Council Chair
  • Bill Wyatt, SLCDA Executive Director
  • Gordon Huether, Featured local artist

As part of the ceremony, speakers contributed items to a time capsule commemorating this date in history. Delta’s contribution included a “Keep Climbing Together” t-shirt and a “Once Delta, Always Delta” plaque. Together, the items represent all Delta people – those who continue to serve our customers in the face of the pandemic and those who have chosen to retire or take leave early from Delta to help secure our future.

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