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Chicago OHare Airport officially opened itself to commercial flights in 1955.It was once known as the busiest airport in the world for decades.

However it’s currently the worlds third busiest airport.

In 2010 over 67,000,000 passengers passed through O’Hare airport.

It’s the nation’s only dual hub airport. It has four operational passenger terminals. They are terminals 1,2,3 and 5.

Additional expansion is planned for in the future. It has seven runways. United Airlines is the largest airline there, and the second largest airline is American Airlines.

These airlines have the dual hub at O’Hare. O’Hare is located in Chicago Illinois, just 17 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop. Chicago’s airports generate approximately 514,000 jobs for the region and nearly $37 billion a year in economic development.

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More than 76.5 million passengers passed through the airport in 2005 while over 972,000 flight operations took place.

A Modernization Program has been approved that will create parallel runway system at O’Hare which will help decrease flight delays, and increase flight capacity.

More than 1.7 million tons of freight and mail are moved through the airport every year.

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Since this is an international airport, they have multi-lingual information representatives stationed through out the airport system.

They have a wide variety of restaurants and retail vendors where you can get a tasty snack or meal.

The airport has a convenient Airport Transit System (ATS) that helps passengers get through the airport quickly.

The ATS is a free, 24-hour rail system that operates between the three domestic terminals, the international terminal, long-term parking, the Metra station and PACE stop.

Travelers moving through ORDV(© Box5). It’s an automated system that is 2.7 miles long, and it accommodates up to 2,400 passengers per hour.

From beginning of Terminal 1 to Lot E the travel time is nine minutes and it is accessible to disabled persons.

So this means you can get quick access to your next destination.

You have to contact your specific Airline Terminal for your flight information.

The CTA is a cost saving mode of transportation between OHare International and Midway Airport but it may take up to 2 hours of travel.

The CTA Blue Line serves O’Hare (located at the lowest level of the Main Parking Garage, next to elevator center 4, and is accessible by pedestrian tunnels located in Terminals 1, 2, and 3), and the Orange Line serves Midway.

For Traveler’s Aid please call 773-894-2427.

Hours: Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hours: Saturday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Information booths are also available at various locations.

Parking information call: (773) 686-7530

Emergency contact: 773-894-9111

Customer Service: 1-773-686-2200

Address: Chicago OHare Airport or (ORD)
10000 Bessie Coleman Dr Chicago, IL 60666

References: 2011.