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Chicago O’Hare International Airport Code ORD

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Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 41°58'42"N / -87°-54'-17"W


Weather Observations

Station ID: KORD
Observation Time: 05/03/2021 3:17 am

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About Chicago O’Hare International Airport Code

Chicago O’Hare Airport code is ORD. This IATA code has been derived from the Orchard Field site where this state-of-the-art facility is currently located. In fact, Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) was originally named Orchard Field Airport until the Chicago City Council renamed it to honor World War II hero Lt. Cmdr. Edward H. Butch O’Hare in 1949.  

About Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD)

Located 23 kilometers northwest of the Loop district, Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) is also regarded as “the  busiest square mile in the world”. It is equipped with 8 parallel runways that can handle passenger traffic of more than 83 million annually. 

Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) Terminals

Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) has four world-class terminals with 191 gates in total: 

Terminal 1 has 50 gates for two concourses. 

Terminal 2 has 41 gates for two concourses. 

Terminal 3 has 79 gates for four concourses.

Terminal 5 has 21 gates for one concourse.  

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD)

Aer Lingus


Air Canada Express

Air Choice One

Air France

Air New Zealand 

Alaska Airlines


Nearest International Airports to Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD)

Chicago Midway International Airport: 31 miles

General Mitchell International Airport: 73 miles

Austin Straubel International Airport: 197 miles

Fort Wayne International Airport: 198 miles

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
04R-22L 8,075 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
04L-22R 7,500 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
09R-27L 7,967 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
09L-27R 7,500 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
15-33 9,686 ft 200 ft Asphalt Yes
14L-32R 10,005 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
18-36 5,332 ft 150 ft Asphalt Yes
10L-28R 13,000 ft 150 ft Concrete Yes
10C-28C 10,801 ft 200 ft Concrete 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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