Chicago Department of Aviation and City Colleges Host Aviation Job Fair to Connect Jobseekers with Career Opportunities in the Industry

The Jan. 31 event will connect jobseekers with aviation professionals and industry-leading companies (IN SHORT) The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and City Colleges of Chicago are partnering to host an Aviation Job Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Olive-Harvey College. The fair, open to individuals of all backgrounds and experience levels, aims to connect… Read the full press release

Chicago Airports Ready for a Merry Holiday Travel Season with Helpful Tips

(IN SHORT) The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is gearing up to welcome an estimated 3.4 million passengers at O’Hare and Midway International Airports during the holiday season, running from December 20 to January 2, according to projections from airlines. O’Hare expects a 4.6% increase in passengers compared to the same period in 2022, with… Read the full press release

Chicago Airports Prepare for Over 1.65 Million Thanksgiving Passengers

Sunday, Nov. 26 is projected to be the busiest day, with nearly 300,000 passengers expected between O’Hare and Midway International Airports (IN SHORT) The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is gearing up to welcome more than 1.65 million passengers at O’Hare and Midway International Airports during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. O’Hare is expected to see… Read the full press release

Chicago Airports to Delight Travelers with ‘Chi on the Fly’ Entertainment This Holiday Season

Featured Artists to Shine a Spotlight on Chicago’s Entertainment Scene (IN SHORT) The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has announced the return of its popular “Chi on the Fly” entertainment series at O’Hare and Midway International Airports, starting on November 16, to spread holiday cheer among travelers. The program will feature a diverse lineup of… Read the full press release

Midway International Airport to Introduce Its First Lounge in 2024, Enhancing Traveler Experience

‘The Club MDW’ Will Offer Expanded Amenities and Additional Places to Work, Relax for Travelers Aboard All Carriers CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time in the airport’s 95-year history, Midway International Airport will offer a lounge to its customers starting in 2024, Mayor Brandon Johnson and the Chicago Department… Read the full press release

Direct Hong Kong-Chicago Air Service Resumes, Boosting Transpacific Travel

Thrice-Weekly Flight Between Two Global Cities Launches Oct. 3 CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Direct air service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) will resume next week, marking a pivotal step in the ongoing revitalization of the transpacific air service market at the world’s second busiest… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport Wins Fourth Consecutive ‘Favorite Airport Dining’ Award in Trazee Awards

Chicago, IL, 2023-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is proud to announce that O’Hare International Airport was named “Favorite Airport Dining” for the fourth consecutive year in the ninth annual Trazee Awards from trazeetravel.com, a division of Global Traveler written for and by travelers age 25-40. “On behalf of… Read the full press release

City Colleges of Chicago and CDA Launch Free Aviation Career Prep Course for Students and Professionals

There are many career opportunities in the aviation sector that don’t involve flying, from operations and sales to management positions CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — City Colleges of Chicago, in partnership with the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), announced today a new collaboration that will offer a free Continuing Education course through… Read the full press release

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Seeks Multilingual Customer Service Ambassadors to Enhance Passenger Experience

Job Posting Issued This Week Seeks Multilingual Applicants for New Union Position Chicago, IL, 2023-Jul-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is seeking to hire 15 customer service professionals as Airport Information Ambassadors as part of an ongoing effort to improve the passenger experience at the world’s second busiest airport,… Read the full press release

Contour Airlines Expands Operations with New Service from O’Hare International Airport to Three Midwest Destinations

Tennessee-Based Carrier to Fly From O’Hare For First Time With Service to Marion, IL (MWA), Kirksville, MO (IRK) and Owensboro, KY (OWB) Chicago, IL, 2023-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Contour Airlines and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced that the regional carrier will launch new daily service next month from O’Hare International Airport… Read the full press release

The Dearborn Brings Local Flavor to O’Hare Terminal 5

Chicago Favorite and Women-Owned Business Brings Local Flavor to Newly-Opened Terminal Expansion Chicago, IL, 2023-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — An airport outpost of The Dearborn, a favorite local eatery in Chicago’s Loop, is coming to the newly-expanded Terminal 5 at O’Hare International Airport, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Airports announced…. Read the full press release

Chicago Department of Aviation introduces ordinance to aid small business concessions at O’Hare and Midway airports hit by COVID-19 pandemic

Ordinance provides for amended agreements with small businesses proving services to passengers at O’Hare, Midway Chicago, IL, 2023-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) introduced an ordinance that would permit the CDA to continue to provide relief to concessions operators at O’Hare and Midway International… Read the full press release

Chicago O’Hare Airport Resumes Secure Airside Bus Service for Easier Terminal Transfers

Chicago, IL, 2023-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Secure airside bus service between Terminal 5 and Terminals 1 and 3 will resume operation on Wednesday, March 1, further simplifying layovers for the millions of passengers who connect through the nation’s second-busiest airport each year, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today (02/22/2023). “After having… Read the full press release

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Terminal 5 named Public Project of the Year at HACIA awards banquet for diversity and inclusion

Chicago, IL, 2023-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The renovation and expansion of Terminal 5 at O’Hare International Airport was named the 2022 Public Project of the Year at the 43rd Annual Awards Banquet of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA), Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced this evening…. Read the full press release

Chicago Midway Airport Receives Upgrade to ‘A’ Rating from Standard & Poor’s, Signaling Strong Fiscal Stability

S&P Global Ratings Upgrades Chicago Midway International Airport Revenue Bond Ratings to ‘A’ From ‘A-” Touting Strong Passenger Recovery Chicago, IL, 2023-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot announced, today (02/06/2023), Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings has upgraded Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) revenue bonds to ‘A’ from ‘A-’ and rated its… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport Unveils Modernized Terminal 5 with 25% Increased Capacity and 75% More Amenities

Upgraded terminal improves efficiency and enhances passenger experience with expanded gate capacity, amenity space, security checkpoints, and more CHICAGO, IL, 2023-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (01/31/2023) to celebrate the grand opening of the new eastern extension of Terminal 5, a major milestone… Read the full press release

Chicago O’Hare International Airport Unveils New Travel Plaza with Chicago’s First Taco John’s and Sustainable Fueling Options

New Plaza Features Chicago’s First Taco John’s Franchise, 7-Eleven, Fueling Station Offering Sustainable Fuels With 16 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Chicago, IL, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) was joined today (01/13/2023) by representatives from Petroleum Marketing Group (PMG) and other dignitaries to celebrate the completion of the Chicago… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport installs ADA-accessible lactation pods

CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (12/17/2022) at O’Hare International Airport, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) visited one of the facility’s vacant newly-installed and ADA-accessible lactation pods that help make expressing breastmilk and pumping less complicated for traveling nursing parents. During her visit to the Mamava-developed pod that helps the travel hub… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport named “Best Airport in North America” by Global Traveler (GT) magazine for the 19th consecutive year

“Global Traveler” Magazine Names O’Hare “Best Airport in North America” for 19th Consecutive Year Chicago, IL, 2022-Dec-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is proud to announce that Global Traveler (GT) magazine has named O’Hare International Airport as the “Best Airport in North America” for the 19th consecutive year and… Read the full press release

O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission marks 25 years of serving their neighboring residents

The celebration was held in a hangar at O’Hare with ONCC members, Chicago Department of Aviation staff and elected officials Chicago, IL, 2022-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) hosted a celebration today (10/26/2022) marking the 25th anniversary of the commission, an international… Read the full press release

O’Hare and Midway International Airports ready for a busy Labor Day weekend

Lower Level Utilities and Pavement Work Completed, Arrival Lanes and Main Parking Garage Now Fully Open at O’Hare’s Main Terminals Chicago, IL, 2022-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is ready to welcome approximately 1.6 million travelers to O’Hare and Midway International Airports between Thursday, Sept. 1 and Tuesday, Sept…. Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport gears up for the busy Fourth of July travel season with seven renovated pedestrian tunnels

Design and Construction Contractors Used 3D Laser Scans of Tunnels to Facilitate Infrastructural Repairs and Interior Renovations. CHICAGO, IL, 2022-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) announced today (06/27/2022) the reopening of seven renovated pedestrian tunnels beneath the Lower Level Roadway at O’Hare International Airport… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Flair Airlines’ inaugural flight between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport

Edmonton, Alberta, 2022-May-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Flair Airlines, Canada’s everyday low fare airline, begins service to the Windy City today (05/17/2022), with the inaugural flight to Chicago O’Hare International Airport from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The non-stop flight will connect Toronto and Chicago three times weekly. “We’re excited to bring another incredible destination… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes Frontier Airlines’ services from Chicago Midway International Airport

To Celebrate, America’s Greenest Airline is Offering Fares as Low as $59* CHICAGO, IL, 2022-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines (NASDAQ: ULCC) today (April 28, 2022) launches service from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). Eight of the airline’s 11 new routes begin this week as MDW becomes Frontier’s primary airport in… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport named as the “Best Airport in North America” and “Best Airport Dining” by Global Traveler (GT) magazine

“Global Traveler” Magazine Names O’Hare “Best Airport in North America” for 18th Consecutive Year Chicago, IL, 2021-Dec-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is proud to share that Global Traveler (GT) magazine has named O’Hare International Airport as the “Best Airport in North America” for the 18th consecutive year and “Best… Read the full press release

CDA ready for a busy and safe holiday travel week at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports

Historically one of the busiest travel periods of the year, O’Hare and Midway expect to see more than twice the number of passengers that passed through last year CHICAGO, IL, 2021-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is preparing for a busy and safe holiday travel week at both O’Hare… Read the full press release

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

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

Chicago Department of Aviation gears up for busy and safe travel weekend this Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend expects to bring 565% more passengers at O’Hare and over 433% at Midway than the same time last year CHICAGO, IL, 2021-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is preparing for a busy and safe travel weekend this Memorial Day. While numbers still remain below 2019 travel… Read the full press release