The International Airport Chicago O'Hare ( IATA : ORD) also known simply as O'Hare or O'Hare Airport, is one of the main airports located in the northwest corner of Chicago, Illinois, United States, 27 kilometers (17 miles) northwest of Downtown Chicago. It is the largest hub center of United Airlines, whose headquarters is located in downtown Chicago, and the second largest hub center for American Airlines, after the International Airport in Dallas-Fort Worth. It is operated by the Aviation Department of the City of Chicago, associated with the regional authority.
O'Hare has non-stop flights to 228 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania. The O'Hare ranked fourth in 2018 in the United States in terms of international airports just behind the John F. Kennedy International Airport of New York , Los Angeles International Airport and Miami International Airport , serving more foreign destinations. it is the world's sixth-busiest airport in the world, serving 83 million passengers in 2018
Although O'Hare is Chicago's main airport, Midway International Airport, the city's second airport, is 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Downtown Chicago, the main business and financial district.
The Midway International Airport ( MDW )
The Midway International Airport ( MDW ) is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, United States, located at Southwest side of the city, 13 miles from the Chicago Loop . The current IATA MDW code has been used since 1949 when the Chicago Municipal Airport was renamed by Airport Chicago Midway, 3Despite the fact that the scheduled flights continued to name him CHI until the flights began at O'Hare Airport. It is surrounded by 55th Street, Cicero Avenue (terminal entrance), 63rd Street, and Central Avenue. The northern part of the airport is within the Garfield Ridge community area and the southern part in the Clearing neighborhood. The airport is managed by the Chicago Airport System, which also oversees the activities of the O'Hare International Airport and the Gary-Chicago International Airport. 4 The airport is named after the Battle of Midway during World War II.
Midway is dominated by the low cost airline Southwest Airlines . Frontier Airlines and Delta Air Lines are the other main operators. Both the Stevenson Highway and the Orange Line of the Chicago Transit Authority provide passengers with access to downtown Chicago. Midway Airport is the second largest passenger airport in the Chicago Metropolitan Area , as well as the State of Illinois , after O'Hare International Airport.