Originally published in the Deseret News on August 28, 2020.
And now for some good news: The new Salt Lake City International Airport is opening on Sept. 15 — ahead of schedule and under budget.
The airport features six international gates, and nonstop international flights to Europe will restart when the pandemic subsides. Bill Wyatt, executive director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, and his team are ready to welcome the world to Salt Lake City, although slowly at first and with added precautions. Upon arrival, foreign and domestic visitors will gain a more accurate and inspiring first impression of Utah thanks to canyon-like art installations, local restaurants and luggage carousels designed specifically for ski gear.