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MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 6:30 am

Today March 1st 2002 Chicago Midway airport is now an international airport. ATA and Mexicana have recieved their first flight into the new customs facility and are now serving international destinations. Read the link for more details
http://www.chicagoairports.com/doa/avi_news/doa_avi_news_pr_80.shtm
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 6:35 am

Is now an international airport AGAIN.
 
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 6:43 am

Yeah I know "celebrated the return of direct international service to Midway Airport after more than 40 years"

The reason I said now was they have a new customs facility and new areas that are being constructed and some that are.
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 6:56 am

I was in MDW Wed. night and it was nice. The first ATA concourse reminded me of CVG. The Southwest and Air Tran concourses weren't beautiful but decent with nice gate areas for WN.
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:12 am

CP had YYZ-MDW flights in the 80's, so it's really been less than 20 years since MDW was an international airport thanks to US Pre-Clearance in Canada.
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:24 am


Canada doesn't really count.  Wink/being sarcastic

 
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:27 am

I don't see the Stars and Stripes flying over the Houses of Parliament in Ottawa! Better tell our Canadian friends the "don't really count" as another country  Big thumbs up
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 7:35 am

I'm still wondering... which airlines are now occupying the new gates? I know that ATA took over six gates on the new A Concourse, and that ATA, National and Northwest are using the three gates on the new B Concourse that opened in October. However, who is using the three new C Concourse gates?

Also, what will the next phase of construction include? My guess is that the H Concourse (formerly the C Concourse) will be torn down, allowing the construction of the next leg of the B Concourse, and some new gates for Southwest.
 
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 8:47 am

ATA, National, and Northwest are occupying the new gates now.
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 11:59 am

MDW has never stopped being an international airport. Scheduled flights are, as has been mentioned numerous times, not what makes an airport international.
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 12:15 pm

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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sat Mar 02, 2002 1:16 pm

Mexicana is using US Airways Metrojet's old ticket counters. I don't know who will take HP's old gates too. Mabye Jet Blue? Mabye not but I hope they do come to MDW!!!!!!!!!
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sun Mar 03, 2002 10:10 am


ATA took over HP's gate, while I guess their old ticket counter is still empty. Right now the rumors are that jetBlue is indeed coming to Chicago. However it'll be ORD and not MDW. Sorry Carl.

 
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RE: MDW Is Now An International Airport

Sun Mar 03, 2002 10:29 am

Maybe Grupo Taca should consider a flight into MDW, That would make it easier for the Central American dwellers to travel there.
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