CDA brings back “Fly with Butch O’Hare” family pop-up lounge to O’Hare this summer

Chicago, IL, 2018-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — This summer the Chicago Department of Aviation is bringing back its popular “Fly with Butch O’Hare” family pop-up lounge to O’Hare offering passengers a comfortable space to relax, recharge and play. ​The “Fly with Butch O’Hare” lounge, featuring comfortable seating and charging stations, is a great place to relax… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Avianca Airlines’ two new nonstop routes between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Bogota, Colombia and Guatemala City, Guatemala

CHICAGO, 2018-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation and Avianca Airlines today announced two new nonstop routes between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and key destinations in South and Central America. New services to Bogota, Colombia (BOG) and Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA) set to begin this fall mark the 14th and… Read the full press release

CDA and American Airlines celebrate the opening of five new gates at O’Hare International Airport

​The five new gates will support enhanced performance today and marks the start of the larger $8.5 billion O’Hare terminal expansion plan​ CHICAGO, 2018-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined American Airlines CEO Doug Parker today for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of five new gates at O’Hare International Airport. The… Read the full press release

CDA announces unlimited free Wi-Fi at O’Hare International and Midway International Airports

Chicago Department of Aviation and Boingo Wireless Launch Unlimited Wi-Fi to Enhance the Passenger Experience at O’Hare and Midway CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today announced that unlimited free Wi-Fi is now available for the first time to passengers at O’Hare International and Midway International Airports…. Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA): food truck operators can apply for business at O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, IL, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is inviting food truck operators to apply for business at O’Hare International Airport. The CDA launched the first registration for its new permanent food truck program in January 2018. To build upon the interest already generated, the CDA is calling upon… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Cape Air’s inaugural flight between Decatur, IL and chicago

Chicago, IL, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that Cape Air will begin serving Decatur, IL from Chicago beginning today. From Decatur, Cape Air will operate daily, year-round flights to both Chicago O’Hare International and Decatur Airports. Decatur (DEC) – Chicago (ORD): 4 daily, round-trip flights Monday-Friday Decatur (DEC) – Chicago (ORD): 2 daily,… Read the full press release

CDA awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant funding by the U.S. EPA

Chicago, IL, 2018-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that it has been awarded $640,000 in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The DERA grant will enable the CDA and United Airlines to invest a total of $1.43 million to… Read the full press release

HMSHost and the CDA announce the return of Channel Your Inner Chef culinary competition

HMSHost and the CDA announce the return of Channel Your Inner Chef culinary competition   CHICAGO, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Ready to show off your cooking skills to world travelers? Want to get your favorite dish featured on the restaurant menu at one of the busiest airports in the world? Enter Channel Your Inner Chef, a unique, multi-phase… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Ethiopian Airlines’ first-ever direct service between Chicago and Africa

CHICAGO, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation and its newest air carrier partner, Ethiopian Airlines, announced today (02/05/2018) that new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa Bole International Airport (ADD) will begin on June 9, 2018. The addition of this new service represents the first-ever… Read the full press release

CDA to host a free “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” workshop on Friday, February 2

CHICAGO, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Are you interested in operating a restaurant or shop at O’Hare or Midway International Airports, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s your chance to get informed! The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will present a free “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” workshop this Friday,… Read the full press release

CDA expects more than 5.2 million passengers to travel for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

Chicago, IL, 2017-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today that it expects more than 5.2 million passengers to travel through O’Hare and Midway International Airports for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The CDA, working with its airport partners, is prepared to offer a safe and efficient travel experience for all… Read the full press release

CDA officially opens Airport Maintenance Complex (AMC) annex building at O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, IL, 2017-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today to officially open a new 90,000 square foot Airport Maintenance Complex (AMC) annex building to be used for the snow program at O’Hare International Airport. The new $18 million facility houses snow removal vehicles and other equipment… Read the full press release

CDA: O’Hare and Midway International Airports ready to welcome 1.9 million passengers this Thanksgiving holiday travel

CHICAGO, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today announced that O’Hare and Midway International Airports will be among the busiest airports in the nation for Thanksgiving holiday travel this year with more than 1.9 million passengers expected over the next seven days. With new security technology unveiled at Midway… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes United Airlines’ new Chicago O’Hare International Airport 2018 summer schedule

CHICAGO, 2017-Nov-22 — /Travel PR News/ — United Airlines today announced it will add nonstop daily service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to two new destinations next spring including El Paso, Texas and Wilmington, North Carolina, as well as seasonal service to Fresno, California for the summer of 2018. In addition to the new flights, United announced it… Read the full press release

CDA to host Concessions Career Fair at O’Hare International Airport on September 26, 2017

CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Looking for work in a fast-paced environment? Then make sure you attend the Concessions Career Fair at O’Hare International Airport on September 26, 2017. The event, hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), will offer job seekers an opportunity to meet with hiring managers of the retail stores and restaurants operating… Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation to host Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Workshop on Thursday, September 21

CHICAGO, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) along with Avis Budget Group, Enterprise, and Hertz is hosting an Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Workshop on Thursday, September 21. The free Workshop and Networking Session is designed to inform qualified persons and businesses of opportunities at O’Hare and Midway International Airports with on-airport rental car… Read the full press release

CDA and CFD announce investment to provide new and improved training for firefighters training at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2017-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) today (08/15/2017) announced an investment to provide new and improved training for firefighters training at O’Hare International Airport. New construction of a state-of-the-art large frame aircraft simulator will not only deliver technology enhancements to the fire… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes LOT Polish Airlines’ new nonstop service between Chicago and Budapest

CHICAGO, 2017-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — LOT Polish Airlines today (July 7, 2017) announced it will start new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in May 2018. LOT will fly from Budapest to Chicago twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The route will be operated all year round and… Read the full press release

The Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk returns on Sunday, September 17, 2017; Registration now open

CHICAGO, 2017-Jun-27 — /Travel PR News/ — One of the most exciting and unique 5k races in the city – The Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk – will return to the airfield of Midway International Airport on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Registration is now open by visiting www.sochicago.org. Now in its fifth year, the Midway… Read the full press release

Via Airlines starts three times weekly flights between Chicago Midway International Airport and Branson Airport, Missouri

CHICAGO, 2017-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Via Airlines has started a new passenger service between Chicago Midway International Airport and Branson Airport with flights three times a week. “This new service is a great option for travelers who want a quick, convenient flight to Branson, Missouri from Chicago,” said Ginger S. Evans, Commissioner, Chicago Department… Read the full press release

CDA: “Airport Restaurant Week” is here! from January 27 through February 9

CHICAGO, 2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Will you be flying through one of Chicago’s airports over the next couple of weeks? Be sure to bring your appetite! The Chicago Department of Aviation’s award-winning “Airport Restaurant Week” returns to O’Hare and Midway International Airports beginning this Friday, January 27, 2017. This event features an impressive… Read the full press release

CDA announces new rates for parking at O’Hare and Midway International Airports

CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-28 — /Travel PR News/ — As the new year approaches and travel plans are being made, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) reminds travelers that new rates for parking at O’Hare and Midway International Airports will take effect on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. The new pricing rates vary depending on the lot/garage location and… Read the full press release

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

CDA expects more than 4.5 million passengers for Christmas and New Year holiday travel period

CHICAGO, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) expects more than 4.5 million passengers to travel through O’Hare and Midway International Airports for the Christmas and New Year holiday travel period beginning Tuesday, December 20 through Friday, January 6, 2016. Airlines anticipate an increase in passenger volume at both airports over… Read the full press release

CDA launches new tool that provides live updates on taxicab wait times at Chicago airports

CHICAGO, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (November  23, 2016) announced a feature that provides traveling passengers with live updates on taxicab wait times at Chicago airports. The new text messaging feature allows travelers to request and receive real-time taxicab wait times at O’Hare and Midway… Read the full press release

CDA announces the recipients of the 2016 Airports Going Green Award

CHICAGO, 2016-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Airports Going Green Award. This prestigious award recognizes the contributions of each outstanding project, program, or person in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry. Made from reclaimed wood, these awards will be presented by… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Interjet’s new nonstop service between Mexico City and Chicago starting November 17, 2016

CHICAGO, 2016-Sep-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mexico-based carrier Interjet has announced it will begin nonstop service between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on November 17, 2016. The Mexico City-Chicago route will have two daily flights. The flights will be operated on Airbus A-320s with a 150-seat capacity. The flights… Read the full press release

CDA announces Frontier Airlines’ new service from Chicago O’Hare to Punta Gorda and West Palm Beach in South Florida

CHICAGO, 2016-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Frontier Airlines has announced it will launch new service from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Punta Gorda (PGD) and West Palm Beach (PBI) in South Florida starting October 30, 2016. The new flights will operate from O’Hare Terminal 3 on an A320 aircraft. Frontier’s service between Chicago and Punta Gorda… Read the full press release

CDA to host Real Estate Industry Forum and Airport Industry Day on July 22, 2016 at the UIC Forum

CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Attention all those interested in participating in work at O’Hare or Midway International Airports. The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will host two outreach events on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the UIC Forum. The CDA will host a Real Estate Industry Forum from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.The following topics will be covered: Mixed-use… Read the full press release

CDA: Midway International Airport received perfect score from FAA for its Part 139 airfield safety inspection

CHICAGO, 2016-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that Midway International Airport received a perfect score from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Part 139 airfield safety inspection. The airfield inspection was completed last week. This annual test conducted by the FAA closely examines an airport’s compliance with… Read the full press release