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O’Hare Named North America’s Best Airport for 19th Consecutive Year

Global Traveler magazine has named O’Hare International Airport as the “Best Airport in North America” for the 19th consecutive year and “Best Airport Dining” for the third consecutive year. Midway International Airport was also named “Best Family-Friendly Domestic Airport” by Wherever Family, a division of Global Traveler.  

“Critical investments and ongoing improvements to the travel experience at both O’Hare and Midway will ensure that Chicagoans and visitors alike can enjoy world-class dining, shopping, passenger amenities and family-friendly facilities for decades to come.” said Jamie L. Rhee, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation. 

The award rounds out a strong year for O’Hare, which was also named the most connected “megahub” airport in the world this past September by aviation research firm OAG. This is O’Hare’s first return to the top spot in OAG’s rankings since 2016. 


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