CDA announces the opening of new state-of-the-art ground transportation center at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today (11/07/2018) joined the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) to cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art ground transportation center serving O’Hare International Airport. The new Multi Modal Facility (MMF) directs rental car operations, public parking and other modes of ground transit into one centralized… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Southwest Airlines’ new, nonstop service from Midway International Airport to California and Mexico

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation(CDA) announces that Southwest Airlines has launched new, nonstop service today (11/04/2018) from Midway International Airport (MDW) to California and Mexico, just in time for the upcoming holiday travel season. As of today, Southwest now has daily service between Midway and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). The airline also began service from Midway to sunny Cabo San Lucas Aeropuerto… Read the full press release

All car rental facilities at O’Hare International Airport will operate from one centralized location

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting this Wednesday, October 31, 2018, all car rental facilities at O’Hare International Airport will operate from one centralized location. The new Multi Modal Facility (MMF) consolidates the airport’s rental car operations into a sleek, modern facility that will improve the experience and level of service for all rental car users at O’Hare. The facility will serve both large and small market operators,… Read the full press release

CDA unveils new photo exhibit featuring images of BCIA and various landmarks in Beijing at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Oct-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (October 23, 2018), the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) , representatives from Sister Airport Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) and Choose Chicago joined CDA representatives for the unveiling of a new photo exhibit at O’Hare International Airport. The exhibit, consisting of 24 panels, is on display in O’Hare’s Terminal 5 International Arrivals Hall and… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport named the best connected U.S. airport in the nation for 2018 according to OAG’s latest report

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today (09/18/2018) announced O’Hare International Airport (ORD) has been named the best connected U.S. airport in the nation for 2018, and a leading international hub second only to London’s Heathrow. According to the latest report by OAG, the global authority on air service information, the… Read the full press release

CDA issues a request for proposal to lease, finance, construct, and operate new concession at the O’Hare International Airport Multimodal Facility

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (09/11/2018) issued a request for proposals (RFP) for qualified businesses to lease, finance, construct, and operate a dual purpose convenience and vending concession at the O’Hare International Airport Multimodal Facility that is set to open this fall. As part of its commitment to enhancing participation across airport… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes the return of a herd of grazing animals to O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (08/23/2018) 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 announces the Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull on Sept. 22 at O’Hare International Airport

Participants test ‘tug-of-war’ skills by pulling 90-ton plane Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — This July Chicago welcomed Special Olympics athletes from all around the world for the organization’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The excitement continues this fall at O’Hare International Airport with the Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull. Teams of local law enforcement agencies and the general… Read the full press release

CDA to host a free “How to Open a Concession at O’Hare or Midway Airport” workshop on August 8, 2018

Chicago, IL, 2018-Aug-07 — /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 on Wednesday,… Read the full press release

CDA releases findings confirming no evidence of health risks in connection with the Residential Sound Insulation Program window

Independent testing finds screens as source of odors; CDA will develop a mitigation solution for homes affected by odorous windows  Chicago, IL, 2018-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today released findings by two independent experts that confirm there is no evidence of health risks in connection with the Residential Sound… Read the full press release

CDA to exhibit at the 2018 Vendor Fair on Thursday, July 12, 2018

CHICAGO, 2018-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will be one of 120 exhibitors at the 2018 Vendor Fair on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 12-4 p.m. at the UIC Forum. This annual event is hosted by members of the Government Procurement Compliance (GPC) Forum, which is administered by the City’s Department of Procurement… Read the full press release

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