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Chicago Midway International Airport Code MDW

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Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 41°47'9"N / -87°-45'-8"W


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Station ID: KMDW
Observation Time: 05/03/2021 3:09 am

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About Chicago Midway International Airport Code

Chicago Midway International Airport code is MDW. This state-of-the-art facility is located 13 km from the main business district Loop in Chicago, Illinois at a height of 189 meters above sea level. 

About Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Located in the heart of Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Midway International Airport is one of the most popular commercial airports. It is regarded as the second-largest airport in the state with over 20 million passenger traffic in 2019 alone. Midway Airlines was named after this airport. 

Chicago Midway International Airport derived its name from the Battle of Midway. The facility owns a plush terminal complex with 43 gates having next-gen facilities to make the travel experience of passengers unforgettable. The CTA Orange Line and Stevenson Expressway are two prime features of the airport that add to the popularity of the airport immensely. 

Before deriving its name from the Battle of Midway, Chicago Midway International Airport was originally named Chicago Air Park when it was first built in 1928. The airport had to undergo many transformations over a period of time. It had twelve 12 hangars and four next-gen runways in 1928. 

The airport is spread across an area of just one mile flanked by five runways and other buildings. 

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) Runways

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is spread across an area of just one square mile. In this area, this facility encompasses five state-of-the-art runways: 

13C/31C : 6,522 ft × 150 ft (1,988 m × 46 m), air carrier runway, ILS-equipped

4R/22L: 6,445 ft × 150 ft (1,964 m × 46 m), air carrier runway, ILS-equipped

4L/22R: 5,507 ft × 150 ft (1,679 m × 46 m), general aviation and air taxi

13L/31R: 5,141 ft × 150 ft (1,567 m × 46 m), general aviation and air taxi. Used as an emergency runway for commercial aircraft.

13R/31L: 3,859 ft × 60 ft (1,176 m × 18 m), light aircraft only. Used as an emergency runway for commercial aircraft.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) is located at the center of buildings and other developments, which is why the runway threshold is slightly misplaced to provide clear landings and take-offs to airlines. 

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) Terminals

This facility features a single terminal building with 43 gates and other amenities: 

Concourse A : 19 gates

Concourse B : 26 gates 

Concourse C : 03 gates 

Nearest Airports to Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Chicago O’Hare International Airport : 31 miles 

General Mitchell International Airport : 98 miles 

Fort Wayne International Airport : 178 miles 

Gerald R. Ford International Airport : 189 miles 

Indianapolis Interntional Airport : 194 miles

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Allegiant Air 

Delta Air Lines 

Delta Connection 

Porter Airlines 

Southwest Airlines 

Ultimate Air Shuttle 


Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
04R-22L 6,446 ft 150 ft Partially concrete, asphalt or bitumen-bound macadam Yes
04L-22R 5,507 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
13C-31C 6,522 ft 150 ft Concrete Yes
13R-31L 3,859 ft 60 ft Concrete Yes
13L-31R 5,141 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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