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Chicago O'Hare International Airport


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 545 daily flights out of O’Hare:

  • United Mainline – 232
  • United Regional – 313

International service

United operates 45 daily nonstop flights to more than 40 international destinations from ORD:

  • Nonstop flights to ten cities in Europe
  • Nonstop flights to four cities in Asia
  • Nonstop flights to 19 destinations across Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Nonstop flights to seven destinations in Canada

Domestic service

United operates 501 daily flights to 150 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 – 17.2 million
  • Average daily – 47,000


Approximate total in Chicago area – 14,200

United ClubSM

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

United Polaris lounge

One United Polaris lounge in Terminal 1, Concourse C

Select community partners

  • The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • After School Matters
  • Chicago Urban League
  • Youth Guidance 
  • Junior Achievement of Chicago
  • Boys & Girls Club of Chicago
  • 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.