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Price of new Salt Lake City International Airport grows another half billion to $4.1B

The price tag on the new Salt Lake City International Airport has flown up by another half-billion dollars, and now stands at $4.1 billion.

The Airport Advisory Board discussed reasons behind that on Wednesday, as it also received an update on a new master plan that is looking at long-term needs even after the new airport is completed.

Officials said the increase comes largely from facilities that have been added or expanded to handle extra growth that occurred since the new airport was initially planned.

That includes such things as a vastly expanded Sky Club requested by Delta Air Lines, bigger areas for customs to handle more international flights and higher tech equipment to speed security screening.