Chicago Midway MDW Airport Overview

Chicago Midway Airport MDW is the second-largest Airport (after O'Hare) of both the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois - serving Greater Chicago and its surrounding counties.  It is becoming one of the fastest growing airports in North America.

MDW Airport is readily accessible from Chicago's center in less than 30 minutes via the Stevenson Expressway. It is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago, Illinois, and borders to the suburbs of Burbank & Clearing. The Stevenson Expressway (I-55) connects northeast to I-90/I-94, and southwest to I-294. between Interstates Hwys I-55.   The CTA's Orange Line connects the Airport with downtown Chicago.

With five runways and an estimated 20.3M passengers per annum, Chicago Midway Airport is served by regular & low-cost carriers - Southwest is the dominant one, offering direct and connecting flights to many points in the U.S. and Canada, with connections around the world. Southwest is the dominant carrier at Midway. 

NOTE:  The Lakeshore Express carrier operates out of private terminals at both ORD & MDW airports: Check-in & boarding at MDW is at Atlantic Aviation, 5200 W. 63rd St. It offers connections to Detroit on its Saab 340b.

The passenger terminal at Chicago Midway Airport has three concourses - A, B & C. 

Present and future Airport developments:  In August 2015 it was announced that Midway International will get a $248M upgrade, including an 80,000 sq.ft security hall, considerable expansion of concession faclities,  while the parking garage is to get 4 more levels with 1,400 premium parking spaces; also, the pedestrian bridge over Cicero Avenue is to increase from 60 to 300 feet.  No starting & completion dates are yet available, but  Request for Proposals are now ongoing.  It seems that actual work on the project will not start before year-end 2016. 

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