This may look like pure growth for United, but it’s not. No audio.Source: Better Government Association. Priester said: "There are not going to be cargo flights in the airport, period.". (c)2020 Pioneer Press Newspapers (Suburban Chicago, Ill.), Visit Pioneer Press Newspapers (Suburban Chicago, Ill.) at www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs. (It’ll also be offset a bit to the west presumably to allow for added clearance needed for widebodies operating from Terminal 2 to taxi out at the same time.) There will be a new concourse built (#4) that extends the existing C gates (westernmost blue gates) down to the south. "We don't want to end up like O'Hare where it's too late to do anything," she said. "The opening of the additional east-west runway will clearly add to the noise and air pollution burdens O'Hare Airport continues to place on the neighborhoods that surround it," Mazzuca said. (Little Air Choice One and its subsidized flights move over too.) There is currently a 9-gate expansion (#1) in progress that will open in 2021. Earlier this year, airport officials embarked on a study that could lay the groundwork for dramatic changes to the airfield – including a 2,000-foot extension to an existing 5,000-foot runway. An existing nearby runway is being extended and work is anticipated to continue into 2021, the department said. Mary Papantos, an expansion opponent who plans to run for the Wheeling village board, said even if decision-making on Chicago Executive is years away, residents are gearing up now. that we've already decided" what's going to happen. Investigations, perspectives, analysis. But he said there's a lot of "misinformation . The airfield's owner, the City of Chicago, prevailed over suburban opponents. The end result could mean few if any changes to the airfield or, among other things, longer and reconfigured takeoff and landing space to accommodate corporate jets carrying more fuel for international travel, airport officials said, acknowledging a longer runway could lead to more flights and noise, and the demolition of an unknown number of homes and businesses. The east-west runway, known as 9C/27C, will open Thursday, Nov. 5, according to the Chicago Department of Aviation and the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The new 9C/27C runway will be the airport's sixth parallel runway, and at 11,245 feet long and 200 feet wide will be O'Hare's second largest. Then there will be another concourse built to the west (#5). (There’s currently a premium to operate in Terminal 5.) It ranks third in per-capita spending. All rights reserved. This story was written and reported by the Better Government Association's Robert Herguth, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 821-9030. Airport board meetings, once relatively quiet affairs with few in attendance, are now livelier with sometimes-vocal residents and, at times, a police presence. He acknowledged that the city will not know the actual impact of the runway until after it opens, but residents are being warned that "they're going to experience something that they haven't had to experience in the past.". All the international airlines that are not aligned with American or United will remain in Terminal 5. O'Hare International Airport Master Plan - February 2004 FAA Master Plan Comments ( PDF ) - September 16, 2004 City of Chicago Response to FAA Comments ( PDF ) dated September 16, 2004 - December 6, 2004 Photo: InSapphoWeTrust via Flickr The details. Robert Herguth oversaw investigative projects at the BGA from 2010 to 2016. And the airport would be better positioned to lure into the north and northwest suburbs more companies looking for accessible corporate travel. United Airlines at Chicago O’Hare International. Delta will move in there from Terminal 2, joining its SkyTeam and joint venture partners Air France/KLM/Virgin Atlantic/Korean. "This place is landlocked, let's do the best within the confines of what we have," said Englehardt, a retired United Airlines pilot. This should dramatically reduce the time and hassle needed to make connections. Similar issues are surfacing as in the once-contentious debate over O'Hare, which is in the thick of a multi-billion-dollar project to reconfigure runways and complete other infrastructure work that Chicago contends will "reduce flight delays and increase capacity well into the future.". But a new runway battle is brewing about six nautical miles to the north – at Chicago Executive Airport, a less-known but busy facility geared toward corporate fliers, flight schools and small-aircraft owners. Any major improvements would also have to get OK'd by the Prospect Heights city council and Wheeling village board, said Wheeling Village President Dean Argiris, adding he's supportive of the study, but not supportive of any runway extension "that would take out parks, schools and homes" in his town. I’m assuming Alaska will join them over there, but I suppose it’s also possible Alaska could find a home in Terminal 3 with American. The low cost carriers will all leave Terminal 3 for Terminal 5. Chicago O’Hare Takes Steps Toward the Future With Massive Expansion That American Can’t Derail. More than 200 airplanes are based there. But he acknowledged that, if it's determined runways should be altered, private buildings could be in the path and might need to be razed. Investigative journalism for a better government. The airfield's owner, the City of Chicago, prevailed over suburban opponents. Oct. 20--A new O'Hare Airport runway that is expected to send flights over southern Park Ridge neighborhoods is scheduled to open next month. Over in Terminal 3 (the red one), American is already building a little 5 gate addition (#2) that opens this summer, but it’ll grow even further when all the cats and dogs move out to Terminal 5. With O'Hare Airport expansion well underway, the long, bitter fight over new runways there is over. An unprecedented investigation of court data finds systematic effort to keep Judge James Linn from deciding sex charges after a controversial ruling he made years ago.