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Chicago OHare International Airport

Chicago O'Hare International Airport

You have probably seen O'Hare Airport, even if you don't fly. Among airports, this is a very popular one that often appears in movies, etc. The Chicago O'Hare Airport is one of the best-rated airports in the world. It has received the Global Traveller Award for the Best Airport in North America in the United States for over a decade.

There are a total of 5 different terminals in the airport. It serves domestic, international, and cargo flights. The official airport code is ORD. It is operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation, which frees taxpayers from contributing to the construction and upkeep of this very large and very expensive airport.

This airport is located in the northwest corner of Chicago, Illinois. It is considered the world's second busiest airport. It sees nearly 900,000 flights per year. There are nearly 70 million passengers that pass through the airport annually.


The site for the airport to be built was chosen in 1945 and construction was started on the airport shortly after. It had its fifth runway by 1949.

In the 1960s, the Chicago O'Hare Airport became the busiest airport in the world for a time. It was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. It had 20 million annual customers by 1965, and 30 million by 1968. It hit 60 million annual customers in 1990.

In 2005, the O'Hare Modernization Program was initiated. This plan was started to modernize O'Hare and make it ready for the 21st century. The airport is constantly undergoing improvements even today under this plan.

* Transportation services - Shuttles
* General services - Disabled assistance, lost and found, WiFi services
* Medical center and first aid
* Traveller's aid
* Military facilities
* Dining and shopping - restaurants, cafes, bars, fast food, department stores, retail stores, souvenir shops
* Hotels - Several hotels are right on the premises and nearby


O'Hare has one main parking lot and a few smaller parking areas. The main parking lot has affordable pricing with restricted parking areas for special vehicles. There is also disabled accessible parking.
There is a drop off and pickup area called the Kiss 'n' Fly and a free of charge cell phone parking lot where you can wait to pick someone up from the airport. All payments are made with cash or credit. There is a number to contact as well if you are going to be parking for over a month.

Airport Surroundings

O'Hare International Airport is located in Chicago. You can get to the rest of the city by many different methods of transportation. There is an Airport Transit System. You can also call for a taxi cab or rent a car through the airport. There is a bus system as well that can take you into the city.

Once in the city, there are many different places to stay and much to do. Chicago is a very popular visitor location, for both short term and long term visitors.

Contact Information
Telephone: 777-686-3700
Fax: 773-686-3575

O’Hare International Airport,
PO Box 66142 Chicago,
Illinois 60666, USA
Number of Terminals: 4
Time Zone: GMT - 6 (GMT - 5 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)

Location: The airport is located 29km (18 miles) northwest of Chicago
Airport code: ORD