Planning on visiting Utah? Book a flight to Salt Lake City and you’ll land at the Salt Lake City International Airport, which is a mere 6.4 kilometres away from the city. Seeing more than 2 million passengers pass through its gates on a yearly basis, Salt Lake City Airport ranks as one of the top 15 busiest airports in the United States and top 24 busiest airports in the world. Travellers tight on time may be glad to know that Salt Lake City International Airport has been ranked the top airport in the United States for flight punctuality and has low cancellation rates. The airport as a business is doing very well with its self-sustaining model, making it the only airport in the United States that is debt-free. Mainly used as an airport for training and acrobatic flights, Salt Lake City International Airport opened up to the public when air mail service to Salt Lake City began. Several flight training facilities still remain in the airport today.
Salt Lake City International Airport has three passenger terminals and five concourses with a total of 79 gates. Terminals 1 and 2 are used for domestic flights and the international terminal for international flights. Various shopping and dining spots are available all over the airport. Free WiFi is also available throughout the airport so that you can check in on Facebook or inform your friends of your arrival here. Other facilities that you will be able to enjoy include shoe shine services, pet relief and mail services.
How to Get Around
Getting to the main city is simple with the various transportation options that you can choose from. Public transport like buses and trains are available directly from the airport, and while the train is only accessible from Terminal 1, buses are available from both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Alternatively, take a taxi or rent a car to your first destination.
What to see and do
Salt Lake City was originally founded by Mormons, and several other Mormon followers, who extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid valley, although less than half the population of Salt Lake City proper are Mormons today. Salt Lake City has since developed a strong outdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiing, and is also the industrial banking centre of the United States.
On your visit to Salt Lake City, don’t forget to check out the numerous museums, such as the Church History Museum, the Clark Planetarium, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts as well as the Natural History Museum of Utah. Salt Lake is also home to several classic movie theatres including the Tower Theatre, as well as many travelling Broadway and Off-Broadway performances which perform in the historic Capitol Theatre. The most popular destinations in Salt Lake CIty are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Temple Square, which includes the Salt Lake Temple. Various monuments are available around the church allowing for good photo opportunities.
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