The Concourse B debut follows the mid-September opening of the New SLC terminal, including the new Concourse A which features 25 gates for Delta Air Lines, including six international gates.
“Today is like icing on the cake,” said Bill Wyatt, Salt Lake Department of Airports’ executive director. “It’s been six weeks since the successful opening of The New SLC and today we welcome all of our airline partners to their new home in Concourse B, which completes Phase I of the project.”
Concourse B will initially include three new restaurants: Gourmandise: Euro Diner and Bakery, Uinta Brewing Company and Wasatch Brew Pub, and five new shops: @ease, InMotion, Liberty Park Market, Hip & Humble, Maverik and The Salt Lake Tribune. Additional restaurants and shops will follow as passenger numbers increase, including Pick Up Stix, Smashburger, Briggs & Riley, Utah! and XpresSpa.
A 990-foot long tunnel – originally built in 2004 – connects concourses A and B and features art along the tunnel representing the four seasons of Utah.
With Phase I of The New SLC complete, demolition is underway on the previous airport structure to begin building the next phase. Phase II, expected to be completed by late 2024, includes the build out of Concourse A to the east and construction of the concrete portion of a permanent tunnel to transport passengers between concourses A and B.
SLC officials said plans could include an additional eight gates in a second phase and up to 15 more gates in a third phase.