|Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 149):|
Keep in mind the current SLC terminal was built to handle only 10-15 million passengers per year and just the minimum of that is now O&D. I've also heard of some talk of extending the D concourse so planes don't have to wait for a gate. Even with a few less mainline flights, SLC is still hampered with gate gridlock. Take a look at how the E concourse has grown in just a very short period of time. The economy parking are is also being expanded significantly,
I was waiting for a connecting flight last week at like 5pm at the end of a concourse. There was a 75 to orlando, a 75 to philly, a plane to chicago, houston, and hartord all leaving at the same time. All of the gates were at the end of the concourse(extremely close to each other) it was so crowded there were not even seats for half the people waiting for all those flghts in a very small area. Some expansion to the terminal needs to be done but i think the runway extension should be number one on the priority list.