Chicago Department Of Aviation
Jetliners roared down O’Hare’s newest runway as Chicago officials cheerfully touted the latest piece of a decade-long overhaul as a tipping point that could cut delays in half and dramatically improve the reputation for bottlenecks at one of the nation’s busiest airports. But in the year and a half since that celebratory event, delays have been even more common than in the five years before the strip opened.
City officials broke ground Thursday on a new consolidated rental car facility at O’Hare International Airport, designed to bring every rental car agency under one roof, and reduce traffic congestion on airport terminal roadways.
Ginger Evans is the vice president of engineering for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
Chicago’s airports have experienced five breaches of perimeter security over the past 11 years, including one this January when a man armed with a pistol drove past a checkpoint.
The hotline issue emerged after city aviation officials rolled out new numbers showing monthly complaints to it had soared between September, 2013 — the last full month before new flight paths debuted — and July 2014.
At a City Council budget hearing on Friday, Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino had to handle several pointed questions about the noise at O’Hare International Airport.
Going to the airport can be enough of a chore in and of itself, but on Thursday, travelers at O’hare International Airport will have to endure the extra headache of listening to fire alarms going off all day.
In 2013, Midway International Airport recorded its highest passenger total in its 86-year history.
The Transportation Security Administration plans to stop paying for the security officers who staff exits from secured areas at O’Hare and Midway airports next year.
Don’t bet on slot machines at Chicago’s airports anytime soon, despite the support of the city’s aviation commissioner and O’Hare International Airport’s alderman.
The City of Chicago’s inspector general says the Department of Aviation wasted at least $171,000 on GPS tracking that didn’t work and vehicle tracking capability that it almost never used.
Chicago may be a known as a beer-and-a-shot kind of town, but now, oenophiles can look for that elusive hint of eucalyptus and blackcurrants in their cabernet as they await their flights off to faraway destinations.
Plans are underway for two new green projects at O’Hare and Midway international airports.
Chicago aldermen are pushing for a measure that would require a so-called living wage to be paid to all the workers at O’Hare and Midway international airport concessions.
The Aviation Department cut the ribbon on the world’s first aeroponic garden in an airport on Friday.
Rain and cloudy conditions resulted in lengthy delays for flights at O’Hare International Airport.
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