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

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

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

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

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

CLEAR and United Airlines launch CLEAR lanes at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — CLEAR and United Airlines launched CLEAR lanes at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to help make travel easier and more enjoyable ahead of the busy holiday travel season.  CLEAR, the secure identity company that uses biometrics to build a frictionless and secure world, which recently opened lanes in United’s hubs… 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 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

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