The FAA is redesigning airspace and addressing airspace inefficiencies, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Chicago Metroplex airspace more efficient and improving access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Aurora Municipal (ARR), DuPage (DPA), Gary/Chicago International (GYY), Chicago Midway International (MDW), General Mitchell International (MKE), Chicago O'Hare International (ORD), Chicago Executive (PWK), Chicago Rockford International (RFD), and Waukegan Regional (UGN).

All results are reported by Fiscal Year (FY), October 1 — September 30.

Chicago Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY13)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)

View as: Chart Table

Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Military
Average Daily Traffic
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 3,325 1,102 29 4,455
2010 3,503 1,089 34 4,626
2011 3,538 1,043 27 4,608
2012 3,409 1,019 31 4,460
2013 3,354 967 21 4,341

Average Daily Scheduled Flights

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)/Air Carrier Statistics Database

View as: Chart Table

Average Daily Scheduled Flights
FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Scheduled Flights 3,067 3,229 3,253 3,139 2,812

Download Data as PDF