Opened as Chicago Municipal Airport in 1927, Midway was the world's
busiest airport from 1932 until 1961, when O'Hare claimed the title.
The Board of Education owned this property long before there was
an airport here. Until 1955, the Nathan Hale School stood right
in between runways 4L and 4R. Takeoffs and landings were prohibited
on those runways during school hours.
In 1998, Midway became the fastest growing airport in North America
when it served 11.4 million passengers, breaking a 1959 record.
A brand new terminal opened here in 2001.
To get to Midway Airport, take the Orange Line to the end of the
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