Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)

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Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW), also known simply as Midway Airport is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, located on the city's southwest side, eight miles from Chicago's Loop.

Midway Airport is the second largest airport in Chicago, after O'Hare Airport. The airport is dominated by low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines, being the largest focus city of the carrier, offering up to 60 destinations.

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The airport has currently 5 runways, two of them equipped with ILS and used for Air Carrier. There are also two runways for general aviation and air taxi.
In 2015, Chicago Midway airport handled 22.2 million passenger, reaching a new record. The airport is the 30th busiest airport in US.


Midway Airport has only one terminal building divided in 3 concourses:


Concourse A: It has 17 gates and serves the following carriers: Delta, Porter Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Volaris Airlines.


Concourse B: It has 23 gates and only serves Southwest Airlines.


Concourse C: It has only 3 gates and serves North Country Sky operated by CFM.


Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier in the airport.


The airport was built in 1923 and was originally named Chicago Air Park. In 1949 the airport was renamed to its current name and peaked 10 million passengers in 1959, being the world's busiest airport. O'Hare was inaugurated in 1955 and a new terminal was finished in 1962 and almost all flights were moved from Midway to O'Hare. The airport began a new expansion with low cost carriers in 1980's with Midway Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The airport has growth rapidly with Southwest Airlines after some renovations at the airport in 2010.

Midway Airport in numbers

- Located 8 miles (13 km) from Chicago’s Loop

- 5 runways

- 1 Terminal with 3 concourses (A, B, C)

- 22 Million travelers in 2015

- 43 Gates

- More than 60 non-stop destinations

- Top ten destinations from Midway: Atlanta, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Dallas-Love, New York, Kansas City, Houston

- Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier at the airport

- It was the busiest airport in the world during the 1950 decade


Car Rental

Check rental car page on-line for availability.


- Train: The Orange Line of the Chicago Transit Authority links the airport with downtown Chicago. 7 days a week from 4am to 1am.

- Taxis: Are located on the lower level of terminal. Use the taxi stands to ensure licensed taxi driver. The average fare to Chicago downtown is $30.

- Bus: Pace company provides service with 7 different routes to several destinations. There are also regional buses and shuttle buses.


Check the transportation page to get more information.


Contact information

Address: 5700 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638, U.S.
Telephone: +1 800-832-6352

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