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Chicago O'Hare

  • PAX: 76,949,000

About The Airport

O’Hare International Airport is a major North American international gateway airport, hosting United and American Airlines’ dual hubs and offering service to approximately 200 domestic and international destinations.  O’Hare is among the top five busiest airports in the world, handling nearly 67 million passengers and over 878,000 aircraft operations in 2011.  The Airport is also a premiere North American gateway for inter-alliance connecting opportunities – served by 17 member airlines from two of the largest global airline alliances, Star Alliance and oneworld. 

Handling over 1.5 million metric tons of cargo in 2011, O’Hare is unmatched among U.S. Midwest airports as an international air cargo gateway due to the diversity of industry in the surrounding area and a robust network of allied service providers supporting air cargo operations (freight forwarders, ground handlers and regulatory inspections).  Nearly 50 percent of all North American consumers are located within a two-day truck drive from the Airport.  

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Facts and Figures

  • List of Top 5 Airlines: Air Choice One, American Airlines, United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines
  • Number of Terminals: 4
  • Number of Runways: 8
  • Length of Main Runway (m): 3,962
  • Passenger Numbers (mppa): 76,949,336
  • Cargo Tonnes (p.a.): 1,742,500.8
  • Ownership: City of Chicago
  • Operational Opening Hours: 24/7