Chicago Midway airport (MDW)

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Midway International Airport, opened on December 12, 1927, concentrates most domestic flights in the state of Illinois. It also operates with some international flights to Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.

Official Website: flychicago.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 22.5 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +1 773 838 0600. E-mail: [email protected] There is an information desk next to the terminal main entrance.

Location

The airport is located 16 km (10 miles) to the southwest of Chicago's financial district.

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Car rental offices are found in a dedicated facility outside the terminal, accessible via a courtesy shuttle that leaves every 15 minutes from door 3, outside the baggage reclaim area.

Alamo (Tel +1 800 327 9633 / 888 826 6893 - 5:00 am to 1:00 am)
Avis (Tel +1 800 331 1212 / 773 948 7001 - 6:00 am to 2:00 am)
Budget (Tel +1 800 527 7000 / 773 948 7002 - 6:00 am to 2:00 am)
Corporate Rent A Car (Tel +1 331 208 5100)
Dollar (Tel +1 800 800 4000 / 866 434 2226 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)
Enterprise (Tel +1 800 566 9249 / 773 735 8860 - Sunday to Friday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm)
Hertz (Tel +1 800 654 3131 / 773 735 7272 - 6:00 am to 1:30 am)
National (Tel +1 800 227 7368 / 888 826 6890 - 5:00 am to 1:00 am)
Thrifty (Tel +1 800 527 7075 / 877 283 0898 - 6:00 am to 0:00 am)

 

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The airport has a currency exchange bureau (Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, the rest of the week from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm), ATMs, mailboxes, plugs for electric devices and free Wi-Fi access. Several nearby hotels, such as the Chicago Marriott Midway, offer meeting and conference rooms. The USO Lounge is found in concourse C and opens from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm; it offers computers, printers, Wi-Fi, food and beverages, TV, reading material, entertainment (accessible for military and their families).

Food and Drinks- There is a good amount of restaurants, bars, fast food outlets and coffee shops in the three concourses of the terminal, but especially in the area called Midway Boulevard, past the security control. Dunkin Donuts, Gold Coast Dogs, Jetbox and Pegasus on the Fly are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- The enclosure offers several shops with souvenirs, toys, books and newspapers, electronics, sweets, jewellery, accessories, sports, clothing, most inside the Midway Boulevard.
Baggage- Carts available throughout the terminal. Items lost in the public area should be accounted for at the communication center (Tel +1 773 838 0656).
Other Services- Chapel, yoga room, nursing area, shoeshines, art exhibits.

 

There are several parking options inside the grounds. The first 10 minutes have no charge. To the south of the main airport entrance, 4 min. away from the terminal, there is a free passenger pick-up zone (Cell Phone Lot). More information: Tel +1 773 838 0756. Rates

Main Garage - Multi-storey facility adjacent to the terminal. Spaces for short stays on level 1 and for long-term parking on levels 2 to 6.
Daily Lot - Outdoor sector for short stays, with shuttle service.
Economy Garage - Covered car park for long periods, connected to the main building through shuttles.
Economy Lot - Uncovered area for long stays, with free shuttles to the terminal every 10-15 min.

 

Ramps, lifts, moving walkways, adapted toilets and telephones, reserved parking spaces, special lanes through security controls and a relief area for service animals are available. Public transport vehicles and airport shuttles are accessible for people with reduced mobility. Travellers that require special assistance or wheelchairs should get in contact with their airline before their arrival.