Chicago Department of Aviation

Global Terminal


​New O'Hare Global Te​rminal Fast Facts:

  • The new O'Hare Global Terminal will be one of the largest and most cutting-edge terminals in the nation, dramatically improving the first impressions that tens of millions of travelers will have when visiting Chicago each year.
  • It will more than double the space of today's Terminal 2, replacing it with an expanded, light-filled arrivals hall.
  • The O'Hare Global Terminal is valued at $2.2 billion. The City will work with its airline partners to ensure a timely, cost-efficient delivery of the new O'Hare Global Terminal and throughout the entire $8.5 billion capital program.
  • While building the Global Terminal is a significant undertaking, at no time during construction will gate capacity be reduced. The new satellite concourses will provide enough gate capacity to shift activity from the existing Terminal 2 to the satellites, enabling the O'Hare Global Terminal to be constructed.
  • The Global Terminal will integrate domestic and international terminal operations and enhance passenger and baggage connectivity through:
    • Co-location of domestic and international arrival gates
    • More space for concessions, lounges, and public amenities
    • State-of-the-art baggage systems
    • Expanded immigration and customs facilities
    • Increased ability for airlines in alliances to consolidate operations within shared facilities, better positioning O'Hare to be a global alliance hub for all three major airline alliances

Pedestrian Tunnel Renovations ​(2021)

Our teams are committed to keeping planned construction at O'Hare on track. Three of our pedestrian walkways are temporarily closed for improvements. Thank you for your patience as we make repairs and improvements to our infrastructure.


Our new look:​

Terminal 1


Terminal 2


Terminal 3