SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City International Airport has not yet experienced flight cancellations because of COVID-19 coronavirus. This, despite the airport being a major hub for Delta Airlins.
“Currently we are not considered a high-risk airport. If we had non-stop flights to China, Italy or Iran, that would be different,” said Nancy Volmer, the Director of Communications and Marketing for Salt Lake City International Airport.
Salt Lake International does have 6 to 8 daily flights to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Mexico, and Canada. But the airlines have not canceled any of them.
Volmer told KSL Newsradio’s Dave and Dujanovic they don’t screen every passenger coming off the planes. But the front line staff looks for people who might have symptoms or appear ill.
“If we did notice somebody we thought was at risk, we would pull them aside and contact the health department, who would then come out and decide if that person needs to be quarantined,” she said.
Volmer said the airport and airlines are also doing more cleaning and sanitizing, especially of surfaces that are touched often, like handrails, doorknobs, light switches and elevator buttons.
Salt Lake International hosts 26-million people every year.
You can listen to the entire interview with Nancy Volmer, here: