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Chicago O'Hare International Airport

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O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is United’s hometown hub and the fifth busiest airport in the world. United operates more flights out of ORD than any other airline and occupies nearly 950,000 square feet of terminal space at the airport. O’Hare has been voted the Best Airport in North America by readers of Global Traveler for 14 consecutive years. In 2013 O’Hare was deemed to have the best connections to other airports, large and small, in the U.S. and around the world, according to the Airport Connectivity Quality Index.

Average daily flights

United, together with United Express,® operates nearly 550 daily flights out of O’Hare:

  • United Mainline – 215
  • United Regional – 317

International service

United serves nearly 50 daily nonstop flights to more than 40 international destinations from ORD:

  • Nine daily nonstop flights to ten cities in Europe
  • Four daily nonstop flights to four cities in Asia
  • 11 daily nonstop flights to 20 destinations across Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 24 daily nonstop flights to nine destinations in Canada

Domestic service

United operates nearly 500 daily flights to 140 airports across the United States from ORD, including frequent daily service to top business travel markets in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and Houston.

Enplaned passengers

  • Annual – 15.8 million
  • Average daily – 43,000


Approximate total in Chicago area – 15,100

United ClubSM
Four United Clubs located in Terminal 1, Concourses B and C and Terminal 2, Concourse F

United Global First Lounge
One United Global First Lounge in Terminal 1, Concourse C

Select community partners

  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Shedd Aquariam
  • After School Matters
  • Chicago Urban League
  • Girls in the Game
  • Junior Achievement of Chicago
  • Teen Living Programs
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago Public Library Foundation

Sports sponsorships

  • Chicago Bears
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago White Sox

General airport amenities

More than 50 food and beverage shops, automated teller machines in each terminal, Wi-Fi throughout all terminals, electronics charging stations in Terminals 1 and 2, full-service post office in Terminal 2, full-service medical clinic in Terminal 2.

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