Chicago Department of Aviation

O’Hare Global Terminal


O'Hare Global Te​rminal Fast Facts:

  • The $2.2 billion O'Hare Global Terminal will be one of the largest and most cutting-edge airport facilities in America, dramatically improving the first impressions that tens of millions of travelers will have when visiting Chicago each year.
  • It will more than double the space of today's Terminal 2, replacing it with an expanded, light-filled arrivals hall.
  • The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) will work with its airline partners to ensure a timely, cost-efficient delivery of the new terminal with minimal disruption to existing operations.
  • While building the Global Terminal is a significant undertaking, at no time during construction will gate capacity be reduced.
  • Two planned satellite concourses will provide enough gate capacity to shift activity from the existing Terminal 2 to the satellites, enabling the O’Hare Global Terminal to be constructed
  • The O’Hare Global Terminal will integrate domestic and international terminal operations and enhance passenger and baggage connectivity through:
    • Co-location of domestic and international arrival gates
    • More space for concessions, lounges, and public amenities
    • State-of-the-art baggage systems
    • Brand new immigration and customs facilities
    • Increased ability for airlines in alliances to consolidate operations within shared facilities, better positioning O'Hare to be a global alliance hub for all three major airline alliances