Chicago Department of Aviation

Satellite Concourses


Two new satellite concourses, Satellite 1 and Satellite 2, will play a significant role in transforming the face of O'Hare—providing modern new concourses designed with flexible gates to accommodate both narrow and wide-body airplanes. The design for the new satellite concourses will double the width of the existing passenger concourse at O'Hare while enhancing the passenger experience. Designed to provide for the needs of all O'Hare travelers, the concourses incorporate a variety of passenger amenities and will optimize domestic and international blended passenger experience with operational efficiency. O'Hare will not lose any gate capacity while Terminal 2 is being rebuilt as the new Global Terminal.