Chicago Midway Airport Guide to Midway Airport

Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)

Use this website to quickly find the most important information about Chicago Midway International Airport: Flights (Departures, Arrivals and Delays), Parking, Car Rentals, Hotels near the airport and other information about Midway airport. Plan your travel to MDW Airport with the information provided in this site.


The airport has currently 5 runways, two of them equipped with ILS and used for Air Carrier. There are also two runways for general aviation and air taxi.


In 2017, Chicago Midway airport handled 22.4 million passenger, reaching a new record. The airport is the 27th busiest airport in the US.

Terminals + info

Midway Airport has only one passenger terminal building divided in 3 concourses:

Concourse A: It has 17 gates and serves the following carriers: Delta, Porter Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Avianca and Volaris Airlines.

Concourse B: It has 23 gates and only serves Southwest Airlines.

Concourse C: It has only 3 gates and serves North Country Sky operated by CFM.

Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier in the airport.

Midway Airport in numbers

- Located 8 miles (13 km) from Chicago’s Loop

- 5 runways

- 1 Terminal with 3 concourses (A, B, C)

- 22 Million travelers in 2017

- 43 Gates

- More than 60 non-stop destinations

- Top 5 destinations from Midway: Atlanta, Las Vegas, Denver, Minneapolis, Orlando.

- Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier at the airport

- It was the busiest airport in the world during the 1950 decade

Contact Information

Address: 5700 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638, U.S.
Telephone: +1 800-832-6352



The airport was built in 1923 and was originally named Chicago Air Park. In 1949, the airport was renamed to its current name and peaked 10 million passengers in 1959, being the world’s busiest airport. O’Hare was inaugurated in 1955 and a new terminal was finished in 1962; almost all flights were moved from Midway to O’Hare. The airport began a new expansion with low cost carriers in 1980’s with Midway Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The airport has growth rapidly with Southwest Airlines after some renovations in 2010.

Transportation + info

See below all the available means of transportation at Midway Airport:


- Train: The Orange Line of the Chicago Transit Authority links the airport with downtown Chicago. See more info


- Taxis: Taxi are located on the lower level of terminal. The average fare to Chicago downtown is around $28 - $30. See more info


- Bus: Pace Buses company provides service with 7 different routes to several destinations, also CTA Buses serves the airport with 9 routes. See more info


- Car Rental: Check rental car page on-line for availability.

Check the transportation page to get more information.

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