O’Hare International Airport named “Favorite Airport in North America”

O’Hare International Airport Named Favorite Airport in North America, Favorite Airport Dining and Favorite Airport Shopping; Midway International Airport Declared Best Family-Friendly Domestic Airport CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Aug-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) proudly announces that O’Hare International Airport was named “Favorite Airport in North America” for the second consecutive year… Read the full press release

CDA honors Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman and the first Native American to earn an aviation license

CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (07/30/2021) recognized the monumental achievement of Bessie Coleman – the first African American woman and the first Native American to earn an aviation license. This year marks the centennial anniversary of the runway that Bessie paved for a new generation… Read the full press release

10 new concession agreements at O’Hare International Airport to offer passengers with a variety of new low touch amenities

Chicago, IL, 2021-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — At City Council today (July 21, 2021), Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot introduced an ordinance providing for 10 new concession agreements at O’Hare International Airport. The agreements follow a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) issued in July 2020 to provide passengers with a variety of new low touch… Read the full press release

New Hudson Nonstop store opens at Chicago Midway International Airport

Second Hudson Nonstop Opening Accelerates Hudson’s Entrance Into Contactless, DigitallyPowered Stores East Rutherford, N.J., 2021-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Hudson, a Dufry company and travel experience leader with more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks and tourist destinations across North America, today (06/08/2021) celebrates the highly anticipated opening of its new Hudson… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes planned expansion of Northeast Cargo Facility at O’Hare International Airport

Phase III of Aeroterm’s development will create jobs and increase O’Hare’s cargo capacity, which is bursting at the seams CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (01/27/2021) lauded City Council approval of a lease agreement between the City of Chicago and Aeroterm… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Air India’s new direct service between O’Hare International Airport and GMR Hyderabad International Airport

First-ever nonstop flight between U.S. and India’s fourth-largest city – an emerging tech hub CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Air India, the flag carrier of the Republic of India, announced today (01/13/2021) CDA welcomes Air India’s new direct service between O’Hare International Airport and GMR… Read the full press release

CDA and AAAE to host Airports Going Green 2020 on November 18, 2020

Chicago, IL, 2020-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) invite you to Save the Date for Airports Going Green 2020. Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CST (UTC -6) There is no fee to attend this event, but registration… Read the full press release

Midway International Airport welcomes the Big City Chicken

Lettuce Entertain You brings in ultimate comfort food as part of overarching modernization effort CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Fried chicken lovers rejoice! The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Midway Partnership today officially opened the latest new concession offering at Midway International Airport, Big City Chicken. ​Named Chicago’s “Best Fried Chicken… Read the full press release

CDA invites chefs to join the Channel Your Inner Chef competition at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), in partnership with global restaurateur HMSHost, is calling all chefs – aspiring, connoisseur, or otherwise – from across the country to enter Channel Your Inner Chef competition at O’Hare International Airport. O’Hare’s Terminal 2 has been home to this first-of-its-kind, live cooking competition for the past five… Read the full press release

The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services to host its 8th annual Construction Summit on February 19, 2020

Chicago, IL, 2020-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services (DPS) will host its 8th annual Construction Summit on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd,, Chicago, Illinois 60612. This event will feature over 75 exhibitors providing information… Read the full press release

City of Chicago announces key designers for O’Hare 21 expansion and modernization program

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — With the O’Hare 21 expansion and modernization program already well underway, the City of Chicago today announced a critical milestone, securing the services of its three key designers. The City’s contract with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP (SOM) to design two new satellite concourses immediately west of… Read the full press release

Coronavirus Screening Program implemented at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The City is working in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal, state and local agencies to implement a screening program at O’Hare International Airport for travelers from a specific region of China in response to cases from that country of… Read the full press release

CDA announces the opening of new Chicago Police Department facility at O’Hare International Airport

New facility increases airport safety, marks progress on transformative O’Hare 21 project CHICAGO, IL, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (01/14/2020), the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) cut the ribbon on a new facility for CPD personnel assigned to O’Hare International Airport. Built by BOWA Construction, a local… Read the full press release

CDA successfully hosted its first Concessionaire, Small Business & Vendor Expo

Chicago, Illinois, 2019-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — In an ongoing effort to expand opportunity and showcase its diverse workforce needs, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) hosted its first Concessionaire, Small Business & Vendor Expo yesterday, drawing more than 200 attendees and 75 exhibitors and concessionaires. The event was designed to connect small businesses and entrepreneurs… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Viva Aerobus’ new services from O’Hare to five cities in Mexico

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Dec-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mexican ultra low-cost carrier Viva Aerobus will start seasonal service from O’Hare International Airport to five cities in Mexico beginning tomorrow, December 7, 2019, through January 13, 2020. The new routes include daily service to Guadalajara; 3x weekly service to Morelia and 2x weekly services to Leon, Monterrey and Zacatecas using an… Read the full press release

CDA recognized with 2019 Peggy G. Hereford Award

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) was recently awarded the 2019 Peggy G. Hereford Award for Overall Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Programs. This top honor is the “best in show” award for Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA) Marketing and Communications awards programs. Deputy Commissioner Castalia Serna accepted… Read the full press release

CDA: TSA screening lanes to permanently relocate to the new north bridge at Midway International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announces that beginning today (10/29/2019), several TSA screening lanes will be permanently relocated to the new north bridge of the security checkpoint at Midway International Airport, The lanes are located approximately 100 feet from their current positions. The new checkpoint opens Friday morning, November 1, marking a key… Read the full press release

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