CDA welcomes back Home Run Inn and Harry Caray’s Shortstop at Midway International Airport

Airport incorporates hometown hits as part of overarching modernization effort CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Midway Partnership, a joint venture with Vantage Airport Group, SSP America and Hudson Group, today (10/08/2019) welcomed back two local concessions brands at Midway International Airport. Home Run Inn is the… Read the full press release

CDA: O’Hare International Airport named the most-connected airport in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (09/23/2019) announced that O’Hare International Airport (ORD) has once again been named the most-connected airport in the United States for 2019 – the fourth consecutive year it’s earned the distinction. O’Hare was also named the third… Read the full press release

CDA to hold 2019 O’Hare Plane Pull on Saturday, September 28

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is partnering with Chicago law enforcement and businesses to challenge all comers to pull 180,000 pounds, the distance of 12 feet, and help support year-round training and competition for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities. Benefiting Special Olympics Illinois, the 11th Annual O’Hare… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Hainan Airlines’ inaugural service from O’Hare International Airport to Chengdu, China

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — History will be made just after midnight tonight when the inaugural Hainan Airlines flight 706 departs O’Hare bound for Chengdu. This route between O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chengdu’s Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) will make Chicago the first and only interior city in the United States to offer nonstop scheduled passenger… Read the full press release

CDA and O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission announce the finalization of the Interim Fly Quiet (IFQ) Runway Rotation Plan

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC), an inter-governmental agency representing over 2.1 million residents, announce the finalization of the Interim Fly Quiet (IFQ) Runway Rotation Plan for O’Hare International Airport. The IFQ, which has recently secured approvals by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will work… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes American Airlines new service from Chicago to Alaska next summer

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — American Airlines announced today (08/30/2019) that new service from Chicago to Alaska will begin next summer. The airline will begin daily seasonal service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and Fairbanks International Airport (FAI). Additionally, based on this year’s success, American… Read the full press release

CDA: O’Hare and Midway International Airports gear up for busy Labor Day travel period

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (08/27/2019) announced its airline partners predict more than 1.4 million passengers will travel through O’Hare and Midway International Airports during the Labor Day travel period that runs from Thursday, August 29th to Monday, September 2nd. More than 1.1 million passengers are projected… Read the full press release

CDA, Special Olympics Chicago and Southwest Airlines team up for the 7th Annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk fundraiser

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation, Special Olympics Chicago and Southwest Airlines are teaming up for the 7th Annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk fundraiser on September 8, 2019 at Midway International Airport. The event offers runners and walkers of all fitness levels the opportunity to run/walk directly on… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes American Airlines’ new international routes from O’Hare to Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and American Airlines today (08/08/2019) announced new international routes from O’Hare International Airport to Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic starting Summer 2020. Chicago – Krakow, Poland (John Paul II International Airport) begins May 7 Chicago – Budapest, Hungary (Budapest Ferenc Liszt… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes JAL’s new cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (08/01/2019) joined with Japan Airlines (JAL) and Kalitta Air at O’Hare International Airport to celebrate JAL’s new lease to utilize Kalitta Air’s wide body freighters for multiple, weekly cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport. “O’Hare is one… Read the full press release

CDA announces first-ever direct flight to Brisbane from Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), Qantas Airlines and American Airlines today (07/24/2019) announced new, nonstop international service from O’Hare International Airport to Brisbane – the largest city and capital of the Australian state of Queensland. It is the twelfth international route O’Hare has added in 2019, and… Read the full press release

CDA and partners host summer blood drive at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — On Monday, July 22, the Chicago Department of Aviation, United Airlines, HMSHost, Alderman Matt O’Shea (19th Ward) and Versiti Blood Center of Illinois will host a summer blood drive at O’Hare International Airport. Stop by the donation stations in Terminal 2, lower level baggage claim area between 8:30… Read the full press release

CDA awarded the 2019 Civil Rights Advocate and Partner Award for DBE/ACDBE Programs at O’Hare and Midway International Airports

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) was awarded the 2019 Civil Rights Advocate and Partner Award for DBE/ACDBE Programs at O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The presentation was made to CDA representatives during the 10th annual Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Civil Rights Training conference for Airports in… Read the full press release

City of Chicago selects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to lead the design of two new satellite concourses at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago today (07/08/2019) announced the selection of an architect team to lead the design of two new satellite concourses at O’Hare International Airport – an integral part of the airport’s $8.5 billion Terminal Area Plan expansion. Following a competitive process, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP… Read the full press release

CDA celebrates the opening for the newest food and beverage offerings at Midway International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (06/21/2019), the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Midway Partnership celebrated the grand opening for the newest food and beverage offerings landing at Midway International Airport. Hubbard Inn, located near Gate B7​, is the 18th concession location to open at the airport as part of the 70 new food… Read the full press release

CDA welcomeS the return of a herd of grazing animals to manage natural vegetation at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (06/07/2019) welcomed the return of a herd of grazing animals to manage natural vegetation at one of the world’s busiest airports.  The grazing herd—comprised of a mix of 30 goats, sheep, and a donkey named Jackson—will be on hand at O’Hare International… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes the opening of Ink by Hudson stores at Midway International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (06/04/2019), the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Midway Partnership cut ribbons for the newest retail offerings taking off at Midway International Airport. Ink by Hudson stores on Concourses A and B are the 16th and 17th concession locations to open at the airport as part of the 70… Read the full press release

CDA and AAAE open registration for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference! The conference, returning to Chicago November 3-6, will convene global aviation and airport professionals for this year’s theme, Destination: Sustainable Airports, highlighting… Read the full press release

O’Hare and Midway recognized with the 2018-2019 Balchen/Post Award for expertly maintaining safe and operational airfields this winter

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — O’Hare and Midway International Airports have been recognized with the 2018-2019 Balchen/Post Award for excellence in the performance of airport snow and ice removal by the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). Chicago’s airports were among only 19 airports across the country to be recognized for expertly maintaining safe and operational airfields during snow and ice events this past winter season…. Read the full press release

Green Concessions Make Every Day Earth Day at Chicago’s Airports

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Those who work in the sustainability departments of airports frequently talk about their vision for sustainable airports. It starts with passengers taking public transportation to the terminals and using paperless check-in processes, before enjoying a cup of sustainably-sourced coffee, served in a compostable cup, stirred with a bamboo… Read the full press release

CDA: The 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference will return to Chicago this fall, November 3-6

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the  American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) today (04/23/2019) announced the 12th Annual Airports Going Green (AGG) Conference will return to Chicago this fall, November 3-6.  The conference will convene aviation and airport professionals from around the world for this year’s theme, Destination: Sustainable Airports,… Read the full press release

CDA announces upcoming groundbreaking of its first-ever publicly accessible fuel station at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) continued its Earth Week celebrations today (04/25/2019) by announcing the upcoming groundbreaking of its first-ever publicly accessible fuel station at O’Hare International Airport. This travel plaza will provide airport users and the surrounding communities access to an increased selection of sustainable and… Read the full press release

CDA awarded LEED Gold certification on the South Air Traffic Control Tower (SATCT) at O’Hare International Airport

South Air Traffic Control Tower One of the First LEED Gold-Certified Air Traffic Control Towers in the U.S. CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) celebrated Earth Day today ( 04/22/2019) by joining the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to… Read the full press release

CDA, Enterprise, and Hertz to host an Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach Vendor Fair on Tuesday, April 30

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), along with Avis Budget Group, Enterprise, and Hertz, is hosting an Airport Rental Car (RAC) Supplier Diversity Outreach Vendor Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. The CDA is joining with nearly 40 other airports nationwide in an effort to… Read the full press release

CDA will again offer flights to Veterans for the 12th season of Honor Flight Chicago

Chicago, IL, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced it will once again welcome military veterans from the Chicago area to Midway International Airport for day-trips to Washington, D.C., to visit the National Monuments.  For the first time, the 12th season of Honor Flight Chicago (HFC) will include Vietnam War… Read the full press release

Garrett Popcorn Shops opens third location at O’Hare International Airport

O’Hare’s 3rd Garrett shop brings passengers a taste of Chicago tradition CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Garrett Popcorn Shops today (March 29, 2019) joined airport officials for the opening of the third location at O’Hare International Airport. Garrett, “A Chicago Tradition Since 1949,” is currently operating out of Terminals 1 and 3, and is expanding… Read the full press release

CDA: Studio ORD selected to design new O’Hare Global Terminal and historic $8.5 billion expansion

Studio ORD selected to design new O’Hare Global Terminal and historic $8.5 billion expansion​​ CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago is announcing the selection of an architect team to lead the design of the unprecedented $8.5 billion expansion program for O’Hare International Airport. Following a competitive process that shortlisted five… Read the full press release

CDA celebrates the groundbreaking on a $1.2 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport Terminal 5

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today (03/20/2019) joined the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and airline officials at O’Hare International Airport for a groundbreaking on the first phase of a $1.2 billion expansion of Terminal 5. By 2021, the expansion of 25-year-old Terminal 5 will increase total building area… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes EL AL Israel Airlines’ new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its newest air carrier partner, EL AL Israel Airlines, announced today (03/19/2019) new nonstop service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) beginning in March 2020. This is the first nonstop service… Read the full press release

CDA announces the opening of FAO Schwarz’s newest retail outlet at Midway International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (03/11/2019) joined with Hudson Group, airport partners, and iconic retailer FAO Schwarz to open the newest retail outlet at Midway International Airport, located near Gate A5 on the A Concourse. The oldest toy store in the United States, FAO Schwarz has… Read the full press release