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

CDA releases schedule of career fairs for 2019

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today released a schedule of career fairs it will host throughout the City of Chicago in 2019. A series of citywide career fairs will help connect residents with job and career opportunities powered by O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The 2019 career… Read the full press release

CDA celebrates LATAM Cargo’s inaugural flight from Santiago International Airport to O’Hare International Airport

Newest Cargo Carrier Launches New Service to Chile, Further Increasing Chicago’s Leading International Connectivity CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (02/20/2019) LATAM Cargo, the City’s newest cargo carrier, to celebrate its inaugural flight from Santiago International Airport (SCL) to O’Hare International Airport (ORD). Beginning today, LATAM will… Read the full press release

CDA and HMSHost announce the grand openings of Burger Federation and Starbucks at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, Il, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and HMSHost are pleased to announce the grand openings of two new concessions at O’Hare International Airport: Burger Federation and Starbucks. The addition of these two internationally known food and beverage brands will bring O’Hare travelers more options on the newly-built L Concourse extension at Terminal 3 of O’Hare. Burger… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Volaris’ new direct service from Chicago Midway International Airport to Aguascalientes, Mexico

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Volaris;Airlines today (02/19/2019) announced new direct service from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) to Aguascalientes, Mexico (AGU) ), a new destination from Chicago. This new service from Midway begins on June 16, 2019 and will operate twice weekly on A-319 aircraft seating 144 passengers. “We are pleased to welcome Volaris’ new route from Midway ahead… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Norwegian Air’s new nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare to Barcelona

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation and Norwegian Air today ( 02/15/2019) announced new nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) just in time for the busy summer travel season. This new service from O’Hare begins on June 7, 2019 and will operate four times weekly until October 26, 2019, by… Read the full press release

People with Disabilities (MOPD) launches new advisory committee to optimize accessibility features at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — People with Disabilities (MOPD) have convened a new advisory group aimed at optimizing accessibility features at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The Airport Advisory Committee brings together 10 members of government and advocacy groups to seek input from travelers with disabilities and identify opportunities for removing barriers,… Read the full press release

CDA: New Aviation Futures Training Center in Chicago to launch in March 2019 as an extension of Olive-Harvey College’s TDL Center

CHICAGO, Illinois, 2018-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined City Colleges of Chicago and AAR to announce the new Aviation Futures Training Center to train students in aviation sheet metalworking. AAR, a global leader in aviation aftermarket services, will partner with Olive-Harvey College to prepare students for in-demand jobs in aviation, heavy… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes inaugural Air New Zealand flight from Auckland to Chicago

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Air New Zealand today (11/30/2018) celebrated the inaugural flight between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and New Zealand’s Auckland International Airport (AKL). This new service marks the first time Chicago is linked to New Zealand with scheduled, nonstop passenger service. This new… Read the full press release

CDA and TAP Air Portugal announce nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Portugal’s Lisbon Airport from June 2019

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation and TAP Air Portugal today (11/29/2018) announced nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Portugal’s Lisbon Airport (LIS) beginning in June 2019. The new service to Lisbon will be the first time Chicago will be linked to Portugal by a nonstop,… Read the full press release

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