O’Hare

The World’s Busiest Airport? Yes, It’s Atlanta (Again)

Once again, Atlanta has taken the crown.
The world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – saw over 107 million passengers last year, allowing it to hold that title for the 21st year in a row.
Three U.S. airports were in the top ten, namely Los Angeles International and Chicago O’Hare International, in addition to Atlanta.
Airport Council International said Monday in its world traffic report that Atlanta saw a 3.3% increase in …

United Express Carrier ExpressJet to Open Base at Chicago O’Hare

United Express Carrier ExpressJet to Open Base at Chicago O’Hare

United Express carrier ExpressJet Airlines announced plans to open a flight crew base at Chicago O’Hare International Airport for its new fleet of Embraer E175 aircraft.
ExpressJet is in the process of hiring 600 pilots in 2019, in part to operate the E175s.
The Embraer E175 is a stretch version of the E170 and can seat 76 passengers in a dual-class configuration. It competes with the Bombardier CRJ900. The version delivered is …

Chicago O’Hare to Get New Runways, Other Upgrades

Chicago O’Hare to Get New Runways, Other Upgrades

Chicago O’Hare International Airport will receive new runways and other upgrades as part of a $65 million investment from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The investment in the world’s fourth busiest airport was unveiled by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao.
“These construction of runways will help Chicago maintain its status as one of the busiest in the world,” said Federal Aviation Administration Assistant Administrator Bailey Edwards.
In total, the FAA will …

Chicago O’Hare Overtakes Atlanta as World’s Busiest Airport by Number of Flights

Chicago O’Hare Overtakes Atlanta as World’s Busiest Airport by Number of Flights

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the world’s busiest airport by number of flights, besting Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which retains the title of world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic, however.
O’Hare last held that title in 2014.
The busy Chicago airport reported 903,747 flights last year, while Atlanta had only 895,502.
“Chicago is proud to be the home of the best connected airport in the U.S., and now the busiest airport for total …

American to Begin New Flights from Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas

American to Begin New Flights from Philadelphia, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas

American Airlines announced that it plans to launch new service from four major hubs on June 7.
American will launch three new routes from Philadelphia to Fort Wayne, Indiana; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Pensacola, Florida.
The airline will also begin service from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Finally, American will launch flights from both Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to South Bend, Indiana.
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American to Launch New Shuttle Between Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia

American to Launch New Shuttle Between Chicago O’Hare and New York LaGuardia

American Airlines announced that it plans to begin new shuttle service between Chicago O’Hare and New York’s LaGuardia Airport on April 4.
The carrier will offer hourly service between the two airports, with up to 15 flights per weekday.
Passengers in the main cabin will be offered complimentary beer and wine, and the service will have dedicated gates.
The American Shuttle operates between New York’s LaGuardia, Boston Logan International, and Ronald Reagan Washington …

CDC: Fewer Than Half of World’s Busiest Airports Are Smoke-Free

An overwhelming majority of the world’s busiest airports continue to offer smoking areas to travelers and employees, putting millions of other travelers as well as airport workers at risk for second-hand smoke exposure.
The findings were published in a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Smoke-Free Policies in the World’s 50 Busiest Airports,” published on Wednesday.
The report found that, as of August 2017, more than half of the …