Chicago O'Hare International Airport, also known as O'Hare Airport, O'Hare Field, or simply O'Hare, is a major airport located in the northwestern-most corner of Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. It serves as the primary and largest hub for United Airlines. Following United's merger with Continental Airlines, O'Hare will become the second largest hub for United after Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. O'Hare is also a hub for American Airlines. It is operated by the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, associated with an umbrella regional authority.
In 2008, the airport had 881,566 aircraft operations, an average of 2,409 per day (64% scheduled commercial, 33% air taxi, 3% general aviation and <1% military). Prior to 2005, O'Hare was the world's busiest airport in terms of takeoffs and landings. Mainly due to limits imposed by the federal government to reduce flight delays at O'Hare, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport became the busiest by that metric in 2005. O'Hare currently accounts for over a sixth of the nation's total flight cancellations even after the limitations. O'Hare International Airport is the third busiest airport in the world with 64,397,782 passengers passing through the airport in 2009, a −9.07% change from 2008. It is the world's second busiest airport in terms of aircraft movements. O'Hare has a strong international presence, with flights to more than 60 foreign destinations. O'Hare is the fourth busiest international gateway in the United States with only John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, Los Angeles International Airport and Miami International Airport serving more international passengers.
O’Hare International Airport has been voted the "Best Airport in North America" for 10 years by two separate sources: Readers of the U.S. Edition of Business Traveler Magazine (1998–2003) and Global Traveler Magazine (2004–2007). Travel and Leisure magazine's 2009 "America's Favourite Cities" ranked Chicago's Airport System (O'Hare and Midway) the second-worst for delays, New York City's airport system (JFK, Newark Liberty, and LaGuardia) being the first.
Most of O'Hare Airport is in Cook County, but a section of the southwest part of the airport is in DuPage County. Although O'Hare is Chicago's primary airport, Chicago Midway International Airport, the city's second airport, is about 10 miles (16 km) closer to the Loop, the main business and financial district.
Facts about flying to Chicago OHare
It takes approximately 7 hours 30 minutes to fly to Chicago O'Hare from the UK.
The IATA airport code for Chicago O'Hare Airport is ORD. This will appear on your ticket.
The average temperature of Chicago O'Hare in May is 15°C.
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