March 18, 2011
Authorities in Chicago have reached an agreement that will allow the modernization of O’Hare International Airport to proceed after a decade of delays, according to breakingtravelnews.com.
The first stage of the $1.17-billion plan will see two new runways built at the airport, as well as a runway extension and a new air traffic control tower – all of which have been designed to reduce delays, good news to meeting and event planners taking groups through the airport.
The plan has been on the drawing board for a decade, with the two largest carriers operating at the airport – United Airlines and American Airlines – originally enthusiastic and committed to picking up the majority of the costs, according to the travel site.
Yet, a slowdown in traffic growth as the airline industry entered a period of uncertainty saw the carrier back away from their support, suing in January to stop the city from pushing forward without airline backing.
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