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Lori E. Lightfoot

On behalf of the City of Chicago, I am honored to welcome you to our great city. It is exciting to see people traveling and visiting Chicago again.


The past year and a half have brought many challenges to our airports, but the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) have made great strides in making improvements to our world-class facilities and ensuring the safety and security of our employees and travelers. As travel rebounds, we are focused on increasing Chicago’s connectivity to the world and positioning our city as a global destination for leisure and business travelers.



Jamie L. Rhee

Welcome back to flying!

On behalf of Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) welcomes you to Chicago!

The past year and a half has been unlike any we have experienced in recent history. Despite the substantial impact of the pandemic, the air travel industry remains resilient. As restrictions relax and places reopen, Chicago’s airports are eager to help people visit loved ones they haven’t seen, transform business connections from a virtual wave to an actual handshake, and take a much-needed vacation.


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Autumn 2021

Long before the pandemic arrived, employees at O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport excelled at serving travelers from around the world. Whether it was working in the culinary arts, selling forgotten phone chargers, cleaning all areas of the airports, or flying jets to the next destination, their work was performed for the benefit of others. Their brief encounters with the public through a simple smile or excellent customer service could make a passenger’s day — and vice versa, too.

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