The Chicago Municipal Airport opened in 1927 and first earned the title of "World's Busiest" in 1932. (O'Hare claimed the title in 1962). In 1949, it was re-named Chicago Midway Airport in honor of the men and women who served in the Battle of Midway. It was renovated in 2004 and now has the capacity to to handle 17 million passengers a year.
P.S. As you may have guessed, I am not in Chicago at the moment. But I will be posting and visiting with the dp family when my schedule allows. Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Great to learn why the airport is named Midway. How did you get away with taking pictures in an airport? I guess you went under their radar, or were surreptitious taking a few quick snaps:)ReplyDelete
Yeah, share your secret, Blue! If I tried to take pix in Logan I'd probably end up in jail.ReplyDelete
Stay cool and have fun!
I am amazed at how big it is now. Nice shots! and this is Chicago not Boston.... a few pics in an airport when there is so much other stuff to worry about is not a big deal.....but I might not try it at OHare! lolReplyDelete
Somehow in all my time in Chicago I never visited Midway. I am not even sure where it is exactly though I do know, very well, where O'Hare is located.ReplyDelete
That's quite a bit of history! There is a lot of history regarding airplanes and airports, when you think about it. Around 80 years ago, there weren’t a lot of airplanes flying around, at least not as much as today. Nonetheless, it was a time when flight was getting off the ground, so there's a bit of historical significance in that era to the evolution of planes and whatnot.ReplyDelete