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Chicago Midway International Airport | MDW

Search for flights to or from Midway International Airport using the search bar above. Read on to discover information about this airport, including it's location, runway and terminal specifications, airlines that fly there and to which destinations and the passenger facilities.

About Chicago Midway International Airport

Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW), also commonly known as Midway Airport, Chicago Midway or just Midway, is an international major airport located outside of Chicago in Illinois, US. The airport is the second-largest airport in the Chicago metropolitan area and also in the state of Illinois, after O'Hare International Airport. 2018 saw Midway serve 22,027,737 passengers and 243,322 aircraft operations.

Chicago Municipal Airport was established in 1927, after a history of being called Chicago Air Park since 1923. The first association with the name Midway was after its renaming in 1949, due to being renamed after the Battle of Midway. The airport has undergone many changes and renovations over the years, with different management and ownership.

The airline Southwest Airlines has it's largest focus city there, resulting in most of the traffic to the airport being dominated by the low-cost airline.

Chicago Midway International Airport Location

The airport is located southwest of Chicago, eight miles from the Loop. The exact location can be found on the map below:

MDW Facilities

Chicago Midway Airport offers travellers plenty of things to do while they wait for flights or have a layover. Choose from dining, retail and service options.

Facilities Include:

Nearby Hotels with free airport shuttles

Free timed WiFi


Baby care rooms

Baby change facilities

Children's meals

Family security fast lane


Retail Shops

Food options including 24-hour concessions

Mobile charging stations

Yoga room

Lounges Include:

USO Military Lounges: This airport lounge is for active members of the military and their families. It includes free food and drinks, lounge with TV, cyber canteen, gaming station and a library area with reading materials.

MDW Runways

Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
4L/22R 1,679 55,07 Asphalt
4R/22L 1,964 6,445 Asphalt/Concrete
13C/31C 1,988 6,522 Concrete
13L/31R 1,567 5,141 Asphalt
13R/31L 1,176 3,859 Concrete


There is one main terminal at Midway Airport, with three connected concourses. Passengers can access all concourses without having to reenter security.

Concourse A

This concourse has 17 gates. It was renovated in 2009 to add a new walkway and food court to the concourse, as part of the modernization program.

Concourse B

This concourse has 23 gates.

Concourse C

This concourse has 3 gates.

Airlines that fly to Chicago Midway International Airport

Delta Air Lines Delta Connection
Porter Airlines Southwest Airlines
Ultimate Air Shuttle Volaris

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations

The two below tables summarise the busiest domestic and international routes from the airport. Data taken from mayo 2018 - abril 2019.

Rank Aeropuerto Pasajeros Aerolíneas
1 Atlanta, Georgia 452,180 Delta, Southwest
2 Las Vegas, Nevada 420,530 Southwest
3 Denver, Colorado 419,910 Southwest
4 Orlando, Florida 373,180 Southwest
5 Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 364,220 Delta, Southwest
6 Phoenix-Sky Harbor, Arizona 363,340 Southwest
7 Dallas-Love, Texas 295,660 Southwest
8 Los Angeles, California 288,450 Southwest
9 Houston-Hobby, Texas 287,550 Southwest
10 Kansas City, Missouri 275,220 Southwest

Popular International Destinations

Rank Aeropuerto Pasajeros Aerolíneas
1 Toronto-Billy Bishop, Canada 168,723 Porter Airlines
2 Cancún, Mexico 167,180 Southwest
3 Morelia, Mexico 88,323 Volaris
4 Guadalajara, Mexico 82,210 Volaris
5 Montego Bay, Jamaica 79,222 Southwest
6 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 71,169 Southwest
7 León/Del Bajío, Mexico 44,691 Volaris
8 Zacatecas, Mexico 36,375 Volaris
9 Durango, Mexico 24,023 Volaris
10 Querétaro, Mexico 21,369 Volaris

How to get to Chicago Midway International Airport

By Road

It is easy for passengers to make their own way to the airport, with a variety of parking options. As you drive towards the airport, look out for signs on the roads to guide you to the airport and then to the specific parking lot.

By Public Transport

There are both train and bus services which provide transport to the airport from the City of Chicago. Look out for the CTA Orange Line, the CTA Buses, the Pace Buses for transport to and from the airport.

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