The new Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), the first hub airport to be built in the US in the 21st century, has opened. According to an announcement, the facility is the world’s most modern and innovative airport facility and is designed to accommodate 26 million passengers. Developed by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports with a design by HOK architects, Phase One has opened while Phase Two is scheduled to open in 2024. SLC International’s two new linear concourses, connected via tunnel, replace the airport’s five existing concourses. The entire $4 billion project is financed by the airport’s self-sustaining fund that uses no taxpayer dollars. When completed, the new South terminal — home to Delta’s second largest hub — will have a total of four million square feet of new space, while the entire airport will feature a baggage system stretching six miles in length; each of the 78 gates will have jet bridges, making departures and arrivals much faster. The new parking garage will be the size of three football fields and have 3,600 parking stalls, twice the current number, and all rental car facilities will remain on site.