O’Hare International Airport’s Automated Transit System returns to service in time for the 2019 holiday travel season

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — O’Hare International Airport’s Automated Transit System (ATS) – the People Mover – will return to service in time for the 2019 holiday travel season, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its construction partners announced today (08/15/2019). This announcement comes on the heels of a mediated supplemental settlement… 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 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 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

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

O’Hare International Airport inaugurates its first dedicated deicing facility

New Centralized Deicing Location at O’Hare is Largest in the U.S.; New Technology Improves Gate Capacity, Reducing Delays CHICAGO, Il, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its airline partners have opened a new Central Deicing Facility (CDF) at O’Hare International Airport. The airport’s first dedicated deicing facility will support… 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

Chicago Department of Aviation invites the public to review and share their opinions on the new designs of the future O’Hare Global Terminal

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel today (01/17/2019) joined the Chicago Department of Aviation in taking the next step forward in selecting a lead architect for O’Hare International Airport’s $8.5 billion expansion. The City has unveiled the designs of five architecture finalists with renderings and models representing the potential future O’Hare… 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 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

Chicago Department of Aviation expects more than 2 million passengers this Thanksgiving holiday travel week

CHICAGO, IL, 2018-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (11/19/2018) announced that O’Hare and Midway International Airports are expected to be among the busiest airports in the nation for Thanksgiving holiday travel this year, with more than 2 million passengers expected over the next seven days. Passenger volume is projected… Read the full press release