O’Hare International Airport expands and enhances efficiency of its cargo operations with the opening of O’Hare Northeast Cargo Center

CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Ginger S. Evans, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Erin Gruver of Aeroterm, LLC today to announce the opening of the first phase of the O’Hare Northeast Cargo Center, a more than $220 million development project at O’Hare International Airport that expands… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways starts new daily service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Tokyo International Airport

CHICAGO, 2016-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline group, has launched nonstop service to a new route from Chicago to Haneda, Japan. The new service, which started on October 30, will operate daily between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Tokyo International Airport. The current schedule, which runs from November 6 through… Read the full press release

Chicago designates 2017 as the “Year of Public Art”; invests $1.5 million in artist-led community projects

Year of Public Art celebrates Chicago’s pioneering commitment to public art and new investments in artist-led community projects CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have designated 2017 the “Year of Public Art” with a new 50×50 Neighborhood Arts Project, the creation… Read the full press release

Allstate Insurance Company and City of Chicago announces “Rising Star” youth award to be presented to Joshlyn Camille Lomax

Musical theater prodigy to be honored as rising star in the arts alongside Fifth Star Award honorees Buddy Guy, Victor Skrebneski, Jackie Taylor, Carlos Tortolero and The Second City CHICAGO, 2016-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Allstate Insurance Company announced today that they will present… Read the full press release

CDA gets FAA approval for the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test Plan at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today approved the Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Test Plan for O’Hare International Airport. Developed by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), the rotation plan is designed to achieve a more balanced distribution of noise exposure for Chicago and suburban communities surrounding O’Hare during overnight… Read the full press release

Nearly 300 entrepreneurs and business owners participated in the Midway International Airport Industry Day

CHICAGO, 2015-8-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Nearly 300 entrepreneurs and business owners today participated in the Midway International Airport Industry Day at the UIC Forum in Chicago. The event, hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA),  was created so that businesses of all sizes and specialties could learn first-hand about the numerous concessions… Read the full press release

The City of Chicago: Parsons Construction Group to modernize and upgrade the Airport Transit System (ATS) at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2015-5-7 — /Travel PR News/ — On May 1, 2015, the City of Chicago awarded a contract to Parsons Construction Group, Inc. to modernize and upgrade the Airport Transit System (ATS) at O’Hare International Airport, as part of the Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CRCF). “The City of Chicago is pleased to move forward with… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation: United Airlines will operate seasonal nonstop service between Chicago and Dublin in summer 2015

CHICAGO, 2014-11-26 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines today announced that it will operate seasonal nonstop service between Chicago and Dublin in summer 2015. Flight 152 will depart O’Hare International Airport daily at 6:05 p.m., arriving in Dublin, Ireland at 7:35 a.m. the following day (all times local). On the return, flight 153 will depart… Read the full press release

Air Choice One begins four flights daily between Chicago and Mason City, Iowa Monday – Friday and two flights daily on Weekends

CHICAGO, 2014-11-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Air Choice One today began new daily service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Mason City Municipal Airport in Iowa. It’s the first time flights have been offered between Mason City and Chicago and the first time Chicago O’Hare has direct flights to North Iowa. Air Choice One will offer four… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation celebrated the opening of new art installation called “City Windows” at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2014-11-7 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (November 5, 2014), the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) celebrated the opening of a new art installation called “City Windows” at O’Hare International Airport. The piece was created by artist Qiao Xiaoguang, Director of the Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Center at the Central Academy for Fine Arts… Read the full press release

The Chicago Department of Aviation announces that Fitch Ratings affirmed O’Hare International Airport outlook at the ‘A-‘ rating

CHICAGO, 2014-8-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that Fitch Ratings has removed the negative outlook on the O’Hare International Airport’s $6.56 billion General Airport Revenue Bonds (GARB) and replaced it with a stable outlook, affirmed at the ‘A-‘ rating. Fitch also affirmed the ‘A’ rating for… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation: Cathay Pacific Airways added three weekly passenger flights to Hong Kong from Chicago O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2014-8-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Airways has added three weekly passenger flights to Hong Kong from Chicago O’Hare International Airport bringing the total to 10 flights per week. The new flights between O’Hare and Cathay’s hub Hong Kong International Airport will offer much improved connections to Cathay’s Asia network, including over 22 destinations in mainland… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation: Total concessions sales at O’Hare in February 2014 grew by 11.2% compared to last year

CHICAGO, 2014-04-29 — /Travel PR News/ — This just in…The recent enhancements to O’Hare International Airport’s concessions program are paying off in a big way. The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that total concessions sales at O’Hare in February 2014 grew by an impressive 11.2 percent when compared to last year. Total concessions sales, including food, beverage… Read the full press release

Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced schedule for Chicago Bike Week on June 13-20 as part of Bike Chicago 2014

Includes bike tour, a movie in Millennium Park and the Bike to Work Rally at Daley Plaza on June 20 Chicago, 2014-04-7 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to announce the schedule for Chicago Bike Week taking place June 13-20 as part of Bike Chicago 2014, presented by… Read the full press release

Frontier Airlines announced six new U.S. routes plus two new destinations from Midway International Airport

CHICAGO, 2014-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of its 20th anniversary this summer, Frontier Airlines has announced it is launching six new U.S. routes, including two new destinations served from Midway International Airport. Beginning in June 2014, Frontier will offer seasonal nonstop service from Midway (MDW) to both Harrisburg, PA (MDT) and Knoxville, TN (TYS). “On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, I… Read the full press release

Midway International Airport recorded its highest ever passenger total during 2013 with more than 20 million passengers

Chicago, IL, US, 2014-1-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces that in 2013, Midway International Airport recorded its highest passenger total in the airport’s 86-year history with more than 20 million passengers. This passenger total exceeds Midway’s previous record, set in 2012, by nearly five percent. “Midway International Airport is a vital part of our city’s strong transportation network… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) expects over four million passengers will travel through Chicago’s airports for the holiday

Chicago, Il, US, 2013-12-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) anticipates more than four million passengers will travel through Chicago’s airports for the holiday travel period beginning Friday, December 20, 2013 through Monday, January 6, 2014. The busiest travel day at both airports is projected to be Friday, December 20, with 209,000 passengers at O’Hare and… Read the full press release

China’s Hainan Airlines started Boeing 787 Dreamliner service between Beijing and Chicago

Chicago, Il, United States, 2013-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — China’s Hainan Airlines initiated the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner service between Beijing and Chicago on November 26. Hainan’s nonstop service at O’Hare International Airport will now be operated exclusively with the Dreamliner. Chicago is one of the first cities in the United States to have nonstop service with the Dreamliner to China. Hainan has served… Read the full press release

More than 700 runners, walkers and aviation enthusiasts participated in Chicago Midway International Airport’s first-ever run on the airfield

CHICAGO, 2013-09-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — More than 700 runners, walkers and aviation enthusiasts got in some exercise this morning and became part of history when they participated in Chicago Midway International Airport’s first-ever run on the airfield. The Midway Fly Away 5K was presented by Southwest Airlines and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), with proceeds… Read the full press release

“Gardens in the Sky” Exhibit at O’Hare International Airport highlights some of Chicago’s most innovative and iconic rooftop gardens

CHICAGO, 2013-07-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — An exciting, new exhibit installed inside O’Hare International Airport highlights some of Chicago’s most innovative and iconic rooftop gardens. “Gardens in the Sky” features a small scale version of rooftop gardens and organic farms that have sprouted up across the city’s urban environment. The exhibit also provides information about the 14 vegetated green… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport Offers Express Lanes for International Passengers Arriving Without Checked Baggage

CHICAGO, 2013-06-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — O’Hare International Airport now offers expedited “1-Stop” customs processing for international passengers arriving without checked baggage. The new initiative will streamline the U.S. entry process and minimize customs wait times. “1-Stop” is available to all passengers who arrive at O’Hare’s International Terminal 5 with only carry-on luggage and proper documentation. “Chicago O’Hare… Read the full press release

CDA Residential Sound Insulation Program named Project of the Year by the Federation of Women Contractors

​CHICAGO, 2013-06-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSIP) was named Project of the Year by the Federation of Women Contractors (FWC) during an awards ceremony on May 30, 2013 at the House of Blues in downtown Chicago. The CDA’s residential sound insulation program at O’Hare and Midway International Airports is led by a woman-owned… Read the full press release

City of Chicago Announces Leon Panetta As The Grand Marshal For Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade And Wreath Laying Ceremony

Ceremony to Kick-off at Daley Plaza on Saturday, May 25 2013-05-20 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events are proud to announce that Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency will lead this year’s Memorial Day Parade as its Grand… Read the full press release

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces lineup of performers at the Petrillo Music Shell for the 2013 Taste of Chicago

Petrillo Concert Series Lineup Released 2013-04-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the lineup of performers at the Petrillo Music Shell for the 2013 Taste of Chicago. The City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have announced Robin Thicke, Robert Plant, Jill Scott and Neon Trees will join previously announced opening performers… Read the full press release