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New Runway 9C/27C to Open November 5, 2020

October 6, 2020 01:03 PM

Runway 9C/27C is scheduled to open on November 5, 2020. It is the last full runway to be built as part of the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP).

Runway 9C/27C is located on the north side of O’Hare Airport and will be the sixth east/west parallel aligned runway at O’Hare.  It is located approximately 1600 feet north of the existing runway 9R/27L and is designed primarily for use by arriving aircraft, although there will be times it’ll be used for departures. The extended centerline for 9C/27C crosses Park Ridge in an area south of Devon Avenue and north of Higgins Road (Granville Avenue).

The following video from the FAA includes further information on the new runways use:

And, for further FAQ, please follow this link provided by the Chicago Department of Aviation: 

In addition to this new runway, a runway extension for 9R/27L is scheduled for completion at the end of 2021, completing the OMP.

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