Terminal 5 Expansion broke ground March 2019. The first phase of the plan is approximately $1.2 billion investment towards the modernization of O'Hare. At approximately 350,000 square feet the Terminal 5 expansion will:
Upon completion of the new gates, Delta Air Lines will relocate to Terminal 5 from its existing location in Terminal 2. The move enables Delta and its SkyTeam alliance partners to mix domestic and international arrivals for use by foreign and domestic carriers, consolidating their operations into the same terminal to provide a better traveler experience.
Delta's move from Terminal 2 to Terminal 5 will allow for the improvements to Terminal 2 and the consolidation of gate usage for United and American Airlines.
Later phases of this project will include the expansion of the parking garage, improve roadway capacity and will expand and enhance curbside capabilities including: