Awards


2016

  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Project of the Year award for Runway 10R-28L at O’Hare
  • Construction Managers Association of America (CMAA) National Project of the Year Award and Project Achievement Award for Runway 10R-28L at O’Hare

2015

  • Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • 2015 Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award for CDA’s sustainability accomplishments
  • Airport Revenue News (ARN) magazine “Best Local/Regional Retail Store” - The Field Museum Store at O'Hare
  • International Association of Airport and Seaport Police 9/11 Medal – Awarded to several members of CDA Safety and Security Section

2014

  • Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) Infrastructure Project of the Year award for Runway 10C-28C at O’Hare
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois 2014 Honor Award for Runway 10C-28C at O’Hare
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (National) 2014 Engineering Excellence Award for Runway 10C-28C at O’Hare
  • Future Travel Experience “Best Immigration Initiative” award for Automated Passport Control at O’Hare
  • Balchen/Post for Excellence in Snow and Ice Control award by the American Association of Airport Executives, Northeast Chapter – First Place - O’Hare
  • Balchen/Post for Excellence in Snow and Ice Control by the American Association of Airport Executives, Northeast Chapter - Honorable Mention – Midway
  • Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Large Airport Concessions Management Team” - CDA at O’Hare
  • Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Restaurant Design Large Operator” for Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi at O’Hare
  • Airport Council International Best New Food and Beverage Concept for ICE Dishes & Drinks at O’Hare

2013

  • Construction Service Industry Corporation (CISCO) Public Body of the Year - CDA
  • Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Anna.aero US ANNIE Awards “Airport With The Most New International Routes”, “Airport With The Most New Routes” and “Airport With the Most New Airlines” – O’Hare
  • Airport Business magazine's “Top 40 Under 40” for Jonathan Leach, General Counsel, CDA

2012

  • Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Great Lakes Region Airport Safety Award – O’Hare
  • Make-A-Wish Illinois “Leader in Joy” award for the CDA's role in granting kids’ wishes at Chicago’s airports
  • Bronze Quill Award for public artwork – Midway
  • Moodie Food & Beverage conference "Best Fast Food/Quick Service Restaurant" award - O'Hare's Tortas Frontera restaurant
  • Chicago magazine “Best Airport Wine Bar” - O’Hare’s Bubbles wine bar
  • Sweet Beginnings Tea “Creating a Community That Works” award for the O’Hare apiary project
  • Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) “Environmental Achievement Award” for the O’Hare apiary project
  • Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Greater Chicago Chapter Innovative Transportation Solutions Award for Sustainable Airport Manual

2011

  • Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Budget Travel’s 2011 Readers Choice Award - O’Hare voted Favorite Airport
  • Anna Aero “Fastest Growing Airport” in the passenger category - Midway

2010

  • Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare

2009

  • Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest -1st Place - Creative Innovations – Technology - O’Hare
  • Bentley “Be Inspired” Award – OMP African American Contractors Association Community Outreach Award – OMP

2008

  • Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • J.D. Power and Associates Annual Airport Satisfaction Study - 1st Place – Medium-size Airport Division - Midway
  • Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) Excellence in Concessions Contest - 2nd Place - Best New Retail Concept – Midway
  • Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest - 1st Place - Public Relations Campaign- O’Hare
  • Federation of Women Contractors Innovation in Transportation Award - OMP
  • Illinois Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award - OMP
  • HACIA LEED Project of the Year - OMP

2007

  • Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA) - Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest - 3rd Place – Creative Innovations – Technology - O’Hare
  • Illinois Safety Council 2007 Safety Public Outreach Award - O'Hare Safety Expo
  • Illinois Safety Council 2007 Safety Awareness Focus on Excellence Award - O'Hare International Airport- Monthly Safety Meetings, First Aid and CPR Programs
  • Illinois Safety Council 2007 Environmental Outreach Award - O'Hare and Midway International Airports – “Month of Environment” Program
  • Hispanic American Construction Industry Association Project of the Year – OMP
  • Mayor Daley’s Greenworks Award - OMP

2006

  • Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Concessions Design”  - Midway
  • Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Customer Service Airport-Wide” - Midway
  • Federal Aviation Administration - Great Lakes Region Runway Safety Promotion Award - O'Hare
  • International Right of Way Association of Illinois - OMP
  • Mayor Daley’s Greenworks Award - OMP
  • United States Green Building Council’s Small Feet, Large Feat award - OMP

2005

  • Global Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • American Public Works Association Chicago Metropolitan Chapter Project of the Year Award - Transportation Over $10 Million - Midway International Airport for the Midway Terminal Development Program
  • Illinois Landscape Contractors Assn. Excellence in Landscape Gold Award - O'Hare
  • Federal Aviation Administration - Airport Partnership Award - O’Hare
  • International Right of Way Association of Illinois - OMP

2004

  • Business Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Government Assistance Program Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Public Innovator Award - 1st Place - Physical Space Design - Midway International Airport- Terminal Development Program
  • Federal Aviation Administration - FAA Great Lakes Region - Runway Safety Promotion Award - O’Hare

2003

  • Business Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Redeveloped Concessions Program, Large Airport” First Place Award - O'Hare International Airport
  • Airport Revenue News magazine  “Best Single Terminal, Terminal 1” First Place Award -  O'Hare
  • Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Redeveloped Concessions Program, Medium Airport” First Place Award - Midway
  • Airport Revenue News magazine “Best Concessions Program Design, Medium Airport” First Place Award - Midway
  • Nickelodeon magazine “Most Awesome Airport Children’s Play Area” - O'Hare

2002

  • Business Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Skytrax Airport Passenger Survey “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Federal Aviation Administration - Great Lakes Region Partnership in Runway Safety - O'Hare
  • World Travel Awards “Best Airport in North America” - O’Hare

2001

  • Business Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Skytrax Airport Passenger Survey “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare
  • Airline Pilot Association - Air Safety Award, Pilot-Friendly Airport - O'Hare
  • World Travel Awards “Best Airport in North America” - O’Hare

2000

  • Business Traveler magazine “Best Airport in North America” - O'Hare

1999, 1989, 1988, 1978

  • Balchen/Post Award for Excellence in Snow and Ice Removal, Large Commercial Airport - O’Hare


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