O'Hare International Airport

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O'Hare International Airport, typically referred to as O'Hare Airport, Chicago O'Hare, or simply O'Hare, is an international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 mi northwest of the Loop business district; operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation and covering some 7627 acres, O'Hare has non-stop flights to 228 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.wikipedia
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Chicago

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O'Hare International Airport, typically referred to as O'Hare Airport, Chicago O'Hare, or simply O'Hare, is an international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 mi northwest of the Loop business district; operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation and covering some 7627 acres, O'Hare has non-stop flights to 228 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Chicago is the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the US, with a small portion of the northwest side of the city extending into DuPage County near O'Hare Airport.

Illinois

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O'Hare International Airport, typically referred to as O'Hare Airport, Chicago O'Hare, or simply O'Hare, is an international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 mi northwest of the Loop business district; operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation and covering some 7627 acres, O'Hare has non-stop flights to 228 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports.

Midway International Airport

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Designed to be the successor to Chicago's "busiest square mile in the world", Midway Airport, O'Hare began as an airfield serving a Douglas manufacturing plant for C-54 military transports during World War II.
Established in 1927, Midway served as Chicago's primary airport until the opening of O'Hare International Airport in 1955.

Edward O'Hare

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It was named for Edward "Butch" O'Hare, the U.S. Navy's first Medal of Honor recipient during that war.
On September 19, 1949, the Chicago, Illinois airport was renamed O'Hare International Airport to honor O'Hare's bravery.

United Airlines

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O'Hare is unusual in that it serves as a major hub for more than one of the three U.S. mainline carriers; it is a large hub for both United Airlines (which is headquartered in Chicago) and American Airlines.
United has eight hubs, with Chicago–O'Hare being its largest in terms of passengers carried and the number of departures.

Spirit Airlines

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It is also a focus city for Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines. ConcourseL is also used by non-affiliated airlines Air Choice One, Cape Air, and Spirit.
The airline operates bases at Atlantic City, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, and Orlando.

Douglas C-54 Skymaster

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Designed to be the successor to Chicago's "busiest square mile in the world", Midway Airport, O'Hare began as an airfield serving a Douglas manufacturing plant for C-54 military transports during World War II.
Of the C-54s produced, 515 were manufactured in Santa Monica, California and 655 were manufactured at Orchard Place/Douglas Field, in unincorporated Cook County, Illinois, near Chicago (later the site of O'Hare International Airport).

Kennedy Expressway

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The expressway link to downtown Chicago, now known as the Kennedy Expressway, was completed in 1960.
The John F. Kennedy Expressway is a 17.8 mi freeway in metropolitan Chicago, Illinois, in the United States that travels northwest from the neighborhood of West Loop to O'Hare International Airport.

Airport Transit System

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Its location, on the site of the original cargo area and east of the terminal core, necessitated the construction of the Airport Transit System people-mover, which connected the terminal core with the new terminal as well as remote rental and parking lots.
The Airport Transit System (ATS) is an automated people mover system at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Jet bridge

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As the first major airport planned after World War II, O'Hare's innovative design pioneered concepts such as concourses, direct highway access to the terminal, jet bridges, and underground refueling systems.
The first operational "Aero-Gangplank", as it was dubbed by inventor Lockheed Air Terminal, was installed by United at Chicago's O'Hare Airport in 1958.

International airport

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O'Hare International Airport, typically referred to as O'Hare Airport, Chicago O'Hare, or simply O'Hare, is an international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 mi northwest of the Loop business district; operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation and covering some 7627 acres, O'Hare has non-stop flights to 228 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
At some U.S. international airports, such as O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, some seating and waiting areas are located away from the terminal building, with passengers being shuttled to terminals.

62nd Fighter Squadron

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Although not its primary base in the area, the Air Force used O'Hare as an active fighter base; it was home to the 62nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron flying F-86 Sabres from 1950 to 1959.
The squadron began performing air defense missions in 1950 with its relocation to O'Hare Air Reserve Station, Chicago in 1950.

United Express

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The large consolidating mergers in the airline industry from 2008 to 2014 left O'Hare's domestic operations simplified: the airport found itself primarily with United mainline in Terminal1, United Express, Air Canada and Delta in Terminal2, and American and smaller carriers in Terminal3.
On May 1, 1985, United formally partnered with Air Wisconsin, Aspen Airways, and WestAir as United Express, feeding its hubs at Chicago-O'Hare, Denver-Stapleton, and San Francisco International Airports.

Orchard Place, Illinois

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The site was then known as Orchard Place, and had previously been a small German-American farming community.
In 1942, Orchard Place was selected as the site of a new air base and aircraft manufacturing facility, Orchard Place Airport/Douglas Field.

Frontier Airlines

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It is also a focus city for Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines.
In early 2016 Frontier announced major route expansion from airports nationwide including Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Orlando, and Philadelphia.

Air Choice One

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ConcourseL is also used by non-affiliated airlines Air Choice One, Cape Air, and Spirit.
It operates as a regional airline offering commuter flights from St. Louis Lambert International Airport, O'Hare International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport to smaller regional airports, subsidized under the Essential Air Service program.

List of hub airports

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O'Hare is unusual in that it serves as a major hub for more than one of the three U.S. mainline carriers; it is a large hub for both United Airlines (which is headquartered in Chicago) and American Airlines.

Blue Line (CTA)

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The CTA Blue Line's north terminus is at O'Hare and provides direct service to downtown via the Dearborn Street subway in the Loop and continuing to west suburban Forest Park.
The Blue Line, also known as the O'Hare-Congress Line and the West-Northwest Line, is a 26.93 mi Chicago "L" line which extends through the Loop from O'Hare International Airport at the far northwest end of the city, through downtown via the Milwaukee-Dearborn Subway and across the West Side to its southwest end at Forest Park, with a total of 33 stations (11 on the Forest Park Branch, nine in the Milwaukee-Dearborn Subway and 13 on the O'Hare Branch.) It is the longest line on the "L" system and second busiest, with an average of 186,796 passengers boarding each weekday in September 2012.

American Airlines

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O'Hare is unusual in that it serves as a major hub for more than one of the three U.S. mainline carriers; it is a large hub for both United Airlines (which is headquartered in Chicago) and American Airlines.

Michael Hayden (artist)

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The tunnel is illuminated with a neon installation titled Sky's the Limit (1987) by Canadian artist Michael Hayden, which plays an airy, slow-tempo version of Rhapsody in Blue.
His best-known commission is Sky's the Limit (1987) at O'Hare International Airport (see photograph).

Republic Airlines (1979–1986)

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Northwest likewise ceded O'Hare to the competition and shifted to a Minneapolis and Detroit-centered network by the early 1990s after acquiring Republic Airlines in 1986.
* Chicago — O'Hare International Airport (previously a hub immediately following the merger of North Central Airlines and Southern Airways in 1979)

O'Hare station

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The CTA Blue Line's north terminus is at O'Hare and provides direct service to downtown via the Dearborn Street subway in the Loop and continuing to west suburban Forest Park.
O'Hare is a Chicago 'L' station located at O'Hare International Airport, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop.

Airport terminal

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ConcourseC is a satellite terminal with gates on all sides, in the middle of the ramp, and is connected to ConcourseB via an underground pedestrian tunnel under the ramp.

North Central Service

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In addition, the Chicago-area commuter rail system, Metra, has a transfer station of its North Central Service (NCS) located at the northeast corner of the MMF; however, the NCS currently operates an occasional schedule on weekdays only.
The North Central Service serves O'Hare International Airport, but a limited number of trains.