Salt Lake City International Airport is a civil-military airport about four miles west of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The airport is the closest commercial airport for more than 2.5 million people and is within a 30 minute drive of nearly 1.3 million jobs.
The airport is the fourth largest and westernmost hub for Delta Air Lines and a hub for Delta Connection carriers SkyWest Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines with nearly 300 daily departures, accounting for a 73.76% market share in 2012. Following Delta and Delta Connection, the largest carriers are Southwest Airlines (12.15% market share), United Airlines and United Express (4.52%), American Airlines and American Eagle (2.91%), and US Airways and US Airways Express at (2.55%).
SALT LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
In 1911 a site for an air field was chosen on Basque Flats, named for Spanish-French sheep herders who worked the fields in the then desolate area of the Salt Lake Valley. A cinder-covered landing strip was created, far better than the small fields at the Utah State Fairpark which had previously been used. The Great International Aviation Carnival was held the same year and brought aviation pioneers representing Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company and a team representing the Wright Brothers to Salt Lake City. World-famous aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly-invented Seaplane to the carnival, a type of airplane which had never been demonstrated to the public before. Curtiss took off from the nearby Great Salt Lake, awing the 20,000 spectators and making international headlines.
For several years the new field was used mainly for training and aerobatic flights. That would change in 1920 when the United States Postal Service began air mail service to Salt Lake City. The airport expanded and hangars and other buildings began to appear. In the same year the airfield was given the name Woodward Field, named for John P. Woodward, a local aviator.
SALT LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
SALT LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 4,227 ft.
Runway length available: 14/32 4892×150 ft. :: 16R/34L 12000×150 ft. :: 16L/34R 12004×150 ft. :: 17/35 9596×150 ft.