American Airlines’ O’Hare gate expansion cleared for takeoff

American Airlines’ $75 million plan to add five new gates at O’Hare Airport was cleared for takeoff Wednesday, marking the first domestic gate expansion in nearly 30 years.
New restrooms, concessions and waiting areas will accompany the extension to Terminal 3 bankrolled by American that will allow O’Hare’s second-largest carrier to increase capacity, improve on-time performance and use smaller jets with seating for 75 passengers to serve the regional and Midwest markets.
“There are lots of places we’d love to fly to that we can’t now because we’re gate-constrained. There are too many [possible destinations] to count. Midwest. Non-Midwest. Our network

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