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Chicago Department of Aviation

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) administers all aspects of two major airports – Chicago O’Hare and Midway International Airports.

The CDA is committed to enhancing the connectivity and economic development of the City of Chicago through the accountable administration and continued growth of one of the world’s largest and best airport systems, the dual hubs of O’Hare and Midway. The CDA’s mission is to provide safe, secure, efficient, environmentally sustainable, and passenger-friendly facilities that foster the growth of Chicago while working to ensure the economic opportunities created by Chicago’s airports can improve the lives of all Chicagoans, particularly the next generation. As steward of Chicago’s gateways to the world, the CDA remains forever committed to creating safe, passenger-centric facilities that reflect the rich, diverse and unique character of Chicago and its people.

The CDA is self-supporting, using no local or state tax dollars for operations or capital improvements at O’Hare and Midway International Airports. Together Chicago’s airports generate more than $45 billion in annual economic activity and create 540,000 jobs for the region.

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