A water cannon salutes the first flight leaving the new Salt Lake City International Airport for Atlanta in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The airport’s parking garage, terminal and the west portion of Concourse A are now open. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The brand-new Salt Lake City International Airport lifted off before sunrise Tuesday morning with a blast. Two firetrucks honored the first flight to soar out of the new airport — Delta Flight 2020 — with a water cannon salute at 5 a.m. The aircraft taxied to the runway through the two streams of water arching overhead as a crowd of onlookers, including dignitaries like Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, watched from behind Concourse A’s glass windows,...
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‘Beautiful’ Salt Lake airport awes travelers on first flight from new facility