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O'Hare International Airport

O'Hare International Airport is an airport in Chicago, Illinois. It is a hub to American Airlines and United Airlines. Its IATA airport code is ORD, its ICAO airport code is KORD.

O'Hare rivals Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as the world's busiest airport in terms of passengers served annually. Both airports serve mainly domestic passengers.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Terminal 1
3 Terminal 2
4 Terminal 3
5 Terminal 4
6 Terminal 5
7 External link


The airport was originally named Orchard Field, but it was renamed in 1949 after Lt. Cmdr. Edward "Butch" O'Hare, a World War II flying ace.

On May 25, 1979, American Airlines Flight 191 crashed upon takeoff enroute to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California from Chicago, killing everyone on board and two people on the ground.

On May 8, 2002, alleged Al-Qaida terrorist Jose Padilla was arrested after his plane landed at the airport for allegedly being a scout for a plot to plant a dirty bomb as an act of terrorism.

O'Hare International has five terminals, although only four are currently in use by aircraft. Two additional terminal buildings are planned.

Terminal 1

Concourses B and C

Terminal 2

Concourses E and F

Terminal 3

Concourses G, H, K, and L

Terminal 4

Terminal 4 is O'Hare's original international terminal, located underneath the main parking garage. International passengers would check in at terminal 4 and be taken directly to their aircraft by bus. Since the opening of terminal 5, terminal 4 has been changed into the airport's terminal for CTA buses and hotel shuttles.

Terminal 5

Concourse M

External link