Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)

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Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW, FAA LID: MDW), also known simply as Midway Airport, is an airport in Chicago, Illinois, located on the city's southwest side, 8 miles (13 km) from Chicago's Loop.

 

 

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

Midway Airport (IATA: MDW) is 8 miles from Chicago Loop
Midway Airport (IATA: MDW) is 8 miles from Chicago Loop
The airport is mainly used by Southwest Airlines
The airport is mainly used by Southwest Airlines
Midway Airport served 22.2 million passengers in 2015.
Midway Airport served 22.4 million passengers in 2017.
There is one terminal divided in 3 concourses.
There is one terminal divided in 3 concourses.
It is the second largest airport in Chicago after O'Hare Airport.
It is the second largest airport in Chicago after O'Hare Airport.
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 2017, Chicago Midway airport handled 22.4 million passenger, reaching a new record. The airport is the 27th busiest airport in the US.

 

Terminals

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

 

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

 

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History

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; 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 in 2010.

 

Car Rental

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Transportation

See below all the available means of transportation at Midway Airport:

 

- Train: The Orange Line of the Chicago Transit Authority links the airport with downtown Chicago. See more info

 

- Taxis: Taxi are located on the lower level of terminal. The average fare to Chicago downtown is around $28 - $30. See more info

 

- Bus: Pace Buses company provides service with 7 different routes to several destinations, also CTA Buses serves the airport with 9 routes. See more info

 

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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 2017

- 43 Gates

- More than 60 non-stop destinations

- Top 5 destinations from Midway: Atlanta, Las Vegas, Denver, Minneapolis, Orlando.

- Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier at the airport

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

 

Contact information

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

Email: aviation@flychicago.com

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