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 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

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 and partners host summer blood drive at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — On Monday, July 22, the Chicago Department of Aviation, United Airlines, HMSHost, Alderman Matt O’Shea (19th Ward) and Versiti Blood Center of Illinois will host a summer blood drive at O’Hare International Airport. Stop by the donation stations in Terminal 2, lower level baggage claim area between 8:30… 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 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 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

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

HMSHost announces winner of the fifth annual Channel Your Inner Chef competition at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

5th annual competition takes flight discovering and celebrating emerging culinary talent CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 2 was abuzz today (March 26, 2019) as aspiring chefs faced-off in the fifth annual Channel Your Inner Chef – an innovative culinary competition created by global restaurateur HMSHost in partnership with the Chicago Department of… 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 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

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 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

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

Frontier relocates operations from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2018-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation and Frontier Airlines announce that effective Saturday, May 12, 2018, Frontier will relocate its operations from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 at O’Hare International Airport, including ticketing, check-in, gate assignments and baggage claim. Frontier passengers are advised to follow airport signage into the airport and take the Bessie… 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

O’Hare International Airport ranked in the top 20 airports worldwide for both passenger volume and cargo tonnage by ACI world

Chicago, IL, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — ​Airports Council International (ACI) World today released its preliminary airport traffic rankings​ showing that O’Hare International Airport ranked sixth for total passenger traffic in 2017 and was among the top 20 airports in the world for total cargo volume. O’Hare is among only a few airports worldwide that rank in the… 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

Department of Transportation (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) data: on-time performance at O’Hare International Airport has dramatically improved in recent years

Chicago, IL, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Data available from the  Department of Transportation (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)shows that on-time performance at O’Hare International Airport has dramatically improved in recent years. The last four years of statistics for the nation’s 30 major airports show that O’Hare has steadily moved up in the rankings… Read the full press release

United Airlines and American Airlines support the city’s transformational proposal to modernize O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, IL, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, United Airlines and American Airlines today announced that both major airlines support the city’s transformational proposal to modernize O’Hare International Airport. The plan will be considered by the City Council Aviation Committee on March 15. The number of gates assigned to each airline remains the… Read the full press release

O’Hare International Airport ranked among top 20 mega airports in the world for on-time performance

Chicago, IL, 2018-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — O’Hare International Airport was ranked among the top 20 mega airports in the world for on-time performance according OAG, the authority on aviation information around the globe. With an on-time percentage just shy of 80 percent, O’Hare ranked seventh among international airports that had 30 million or more… Read the full press release

Frango, InMotion Entertainment and Pop Gallery open pop-up stores at O’Hare International Airport

CHICAGO, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Just in time for holiday shopping, three retailers, Frango, InMotion Entertainment and Pop Gallery have opened pop-up stores at O’Hare International Airport, adding to the airport’s lineup of nearly 90 retail locations. Since 1929 Chicagoans have enjoyed Frango confections and for a limited time Frango has launched a holiday… Read the full press release