August 22, 2013


Attention Pilots and All Other O'Hare Airfield Users

On August 22, 2013 another set of taxiway name changes will occur at O'Hare. These are part of an overall plan to reach new FAA regulartion and prepare the airfield for the implementation fo the O'Hare Modernization Program. All changes are on the south airfield:

  • Taxiway M b​ecomes N
  • Taxiways M1, M2, M3, M4, and M5 become N1, N2, N3, N4, and N5 respectively
  • Taxiway M7 becomes Y
  • Taxiway Q extends west to AA
  • Taxiway AA extends south to new ZZ
  • Taxiway BB extends south to the Southwest Cargo (FedEx) Ramp
  • New Taxiway ZZ becomes active
  • New Taxiway Q1 becomes active

Click here to view/download a full ORD aerial map that highlights the changes on ORD's South Airfield.


The changes are part of an overall taxiway renaming implementation plan for O'Hare that will evolve over the course of the next several months and beyond to encompass the full construction of the O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP). In order to accomplilsh these changes, a small group of taxiways will be re-deisgnated every 56 days beginning January 10, 2013.