CHICAGO, December 3, 2012 - The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is pleased to announce that O'Hare International Airport has again won the Global Traveler Award for "Best Airport in North America". This is the 13th straight year that O'Hare has received "Best Airport in North America" award by a leading travel magazine.
O'Hare was awarded this honor by business travelers who participated in a survey conducted between January and August 2012. Global Traveler
magazine is a business travel and lifestyle magazine for international business travelers.
"On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we are very pleased to have O'Hare International Airport recognized by Global Traveler's readers as one of the best airports in the world," said CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino.
"O'Hare continues to be one of the busiest airports in the world and is increasingly becoming known for its outstanding dining and shopping options, and other innovative and environmentally-responsible passenger services and amenities. The future looks even brighter in 2013 as we add more international air service, transform O'Hare's International Terminal into a world-class experience and commission a new runway that will greatly enhance our operations."
The Global Traveler poll asked readers questions in 70 categories related to airlines, hotels, airports, loyalty programs and travel-related products, and the results determined the winners in each category.
More than 28,000 responses were received for the annual survey.
O'Hare has won "Best Airport in North America" award for nine consecutive years, between 2004-2012, from Global Traveler, and four years between 2000-2003 from Global Traveler's predecessor magazine, Business Traveler.