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Private Jet Charter Services - Chicago Midway International Airport (KMDW)

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Chicago Midway International Airport is a great option to avoid the chaos at Chicago O’Hare International, the city’s major airport.

As a reliever airport – a big reliever airport – it allows elite travelers who want to charter a jet at Chicago Midway to get in and out of the city in a flash.

Located only eight miles from Chicago’s Loop, Midway handles more than 22 million passengers on 250,000 flights annually. And, the best thing is that the private section of the airport has amenities that go above and beyond those of many other smaller airports.

Chicago Midway’s airport code is MDW. Its ICAO code is KMDW.

Whether you rent a private jet to MDW on business, charter a private jet out of MDW after meeting up with your Northwestern, Loyola, University of Chicago or other college buddies or hire a private jet at MDW to go shopping and see the sights, you’ll find that Chicago Midway is indeed your best option.

For while it’s smaller than O’Hare, MDW is by no means a small airport. According to the Federal Aviation Commission, Chicago Midway, in 2016, was the 25th busiest airport in the country.

Chicago Midway International Airport

Aerial View of Chicago Midway International Airport. Picture Source.

Airport Information for Chicago Midway International Airport (KMDW, MDW)

AIRPORT INFORMATION
ICAOKMDW
IATAMDW
LOCATIONChicago, IL, United States
FACILITY TYPEAIRPORT
Runway Length (ft) Width (ft) Surface Type Elevation (ft)
04L/22R 5507 150 ASPH-G 620
04R/22L 6446 150 ASPH-CONC-G 620
13C/31C 6522 150 CONC-G 620
13L/31R 5141 150 ASPH-G 620
13R/31L 3859 60 CONC-G 620

Cockpit View of Cessna Citation II Landing at Chicago Midway

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FBOs at Midway

There are two fixed-base operators at Chicago Midway International Airport to meet the needs of elite travelers in their own or chartered private jets. They are:

Atlantic Aviation

Atlantic Aviation MDW has recently renovated its facility to better serve all aircraft. In addition to standard services such as crew cars and heated hangars, Atlantic Aviation MDW also has valet parking, ramp Wi-Fi and a concierge who will arrange anything you need.

Amenities include:

Atlantic Aviation FBO

Atlantic Aviation FBO at Midway. Picture Source.

  • Heated hangar space (up to Gulfstream G650)
  • Wi-Fi in facility and on ramp
  • Charter, international, cargo, ground handling and forklift services
  • Air stairs
  • Type I & IV de-icing
  • Pilot’s lounge, snooze rooms and showers
  • Crew cars
  • 24-hour surveillance
  • Public notary
  • Conference rooms with teleconferencing
  • Customs and immigration

Signature Flight Support

Everything you need – and an Egg McMuffin, too. A reviewer on Signature’s website talks about skipping the breakfast they had planned after their guests showed up earlier than expected for the flight. They loaded up the plane and got ready to go and just as they were ready to leave, a Signature employee ran up and handed them a bag of McDonald’s breakfast sandwiches. A kindness they appreciated. If you don’t need a Sausage Biscuit, here are some of the other amenities Signature offers:

Signature Flight Support

Signature Flight Support FBO at Midway. Picture Source.

  • 24-hour surveillance
  • Agricultural clearance
  • Conference rooms
  • Customs and immigration
  • Fireplace
  • Passenger lounge
  • Snooze room
  • Vending machines
  • WiFi
  • 200,000 sq. ft. hangar
  • 275,000 sq. ft. ramp

Midway has had its ups and downs

Chicago Municipal Airport, which opened in 1927, was renamed Chicago Midway in 1949 in honor of those who fought and served during the Battle of Midway in 1942. (The Battle of Midway took place on a tiny cluster of islands, the Midway Atoll, in the Pacific Ocean. These islands are roughly midway between Tokyo and San Francisco.

Before 1962, when O’Hare International and its longer, larger runways took over as Chicago’s major airport, anyone who was anyone, flew into Midway. There are photos showing the rich and famous – and elected – getting on and off planes there. Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Richard Nixon and even Prince Charles used the famous airport.

Here are some important dates in the history of Midway International Airport from the Chicago Department of Aviation:

  • 1927: Chicago Municipal Airport, built on land owned by the Board of Education, is dedicated by Mayor William H. Thompson just months after Charles Lindbergh made his historic transatlantic flight. The first airmail flight arrives from Omaha, Neb.
  • 1928: 41,660 passengers use the airport flying on 14,498 flights.
  • 1929: Chicago Municipal Airport is recognized as the busiest in the world.
  • 1936: The first non-stop flight to New York is made. The flight took four hours; today it takes about two.
  • 1941: Pearl Harbor is attacked and Chicago Municipal Airport joins the war effort with the largest aircraft of the time, including the B-17 “Flying Fortress,” using its runways.
  • 1945: American Overseas, TWA and Pan American airlines begin flights to Europe.
  • 1947: Hertz opens a rental car office.
  • 1949: The airport is renamed Midway.
  • 1955: Chicago O’Hare opens.
  • 1961: O’Hare overtakes Midway as the “World’s Busiest Airport.”
  • 1967: Midway is expanded to add three new concourses, providing 28 gates.
  • 1973: Oil and fuel shortages cause all major carriers to cease operation at Midway and make O’Hare their only Chicago destination.
  • 1978: Deregulation opens the market to smaller airlines and discount fares.
  • 1979: Midway Airlines is born, the first commercial airline to use Midway, post deregulation.
  • 1982: The City of Chicago purchases Midway Airport from the Board of Education for $16 million.
  • Southwest Airlines begins service. It is now Midway’s largest commercial carrier. One in four planes landing or taking off at Midway are Southwest flights.
  • 1991: Midway Airlines, which accounted for 72 percent of traffic coming through the airport, declares bankruptcy, threatening Midway Airport’s future.
  • 1992: Midway Airport is saved by Southwest Airlines after it signs a contract with the City of Chicago, increasing the use of the Southwest side facility.
  • 1993: The Chicago Transit Authority opens the Orange Line rail service from downtown to Midway.
  • 1996-2001: The airport is enlarged and remodeled; a new terminal is built, an airport parking garage opens and a pedestrian walkway is built over Cicero Avenue.
  • 2002: Direct international service returns after a 40-year absence, thanks to the opening of a new Federal Inspection Service facility.
  • 2006: An arrestor bed is installed at the end of Midway Airport’s Runway 31 Center. The material is a bed of cellular cement designed to crush under the weight of an overrun aircraft on the relatively short runway, providing controlled deceleration. Arrestor beds were later added to the ends of Runways 13C, 4R and 22L.
  • 2012: Midway records its highest passenger total in the airport’s 85-year history, with more than 19.5 million passengers. That record was short-lived when Midway broke its own record, serving more than 20 million passengers.

Events worthy of a private jet trip

There are so many things for A-list travelers to do and see in the Windy City – which it was nicknamed, by the way, more than 100 years ago, not because of environmental gusts but because of boasting and “windy” politicians.

Among the honors it received in 2017, TripAdvisor ranked The Art Institute of Chicago one of the top five museums in the world; Paste Magazine called Chicago theater “one of the most thriving theatre scenes on the planet”; Condé Nast Traveler called Chicago the “best restaurant city in America”; Bon Appétit magazine called it the “Restaurant City of the Year.”

Go to the theater

Chicago has five Tony Award-winning regional theater companies:

  • Steppenwolf Theatre
  • The Goodman Theatre
  • Victory Gardens Theater
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
  • Lookingglass Theatre Company

You can find out what’s playing here.

Visit at Christmas

Every year in mid-November, Chicago kicks off the holiday season with the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival.

Come for a sporting event

The Cubs, the Bears, the Bulls and the White Sox oh my.

The Chicago Auto Show

First staged in 1901, The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and one of the oldest. Held annually in February in the McCormick Place complex, the show has nearly 1,000 domestic and imported cars, trucks and SUVS, concept cars and antique and collector cars on display.

Come for Lollapalooza

There is the Chicago Blues Festival and the Chicago Jazz Festival but nothing rocks the Windy City like Lollapalooza. It began in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction leader Perry Farrell with Chicago being one of 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada chosen for his band’s farewell tour. Farrell claimed that he chose the festival’s name—an archaic word meaning “extraordinarily impressive”—after he heard the word used in a Three Stooges film, according to Britannica.com. The festival has stopped and started over the years – it was losing money – until 2005 when it became an annual Chicago destination festival. It’s held in August in Grant Park. If you really want to be treated like a rock star, buy platinum tickets and get front row and side-stage views, complimentary food and beverage and access to VIP lounges.

The Oscars of Food

The James Beard Foundation handed out its awards to restaurants and chefs in New York City for more than two decades before moving the ceremony, held every years during the first week of May, to Chicago – one of the nation’s hottest restaurant cities – in 2015.

The event draws thousands of chefs, restaurateurs and food writers to Chicago. Tickets sell out quickly.

The event includes the James Beard Eats Week, in which some 100 top chefs in area restaurants create James Beard-inspired dishes.

Dance and nosh with celebs

Looking to hang with the rich and famous? Check out these places celebrities frequent:

The Underground is the place to go to see and be seen after the bars close. At 11 p.m., you may be the only one in the place but a few hours later, the place is packed with crowds dancing to house music and hip hop.

Spotted there: Dave Chappelle.

RM Champagne Salon is located in a lofted building at the end of a cobbled alley that leads straight to its courtyard. Its food as well as its brick walls, fireplaces, candles and chandeliers are very Parisian.

Spotted there: Gwen Stefani.

Three Dots and a Dash is a rocking tiki bar in a back alley in River North. Its VIP service includes a private back entrance. You can order one drink or a beautiful bowl of drinks to share with your friends. Reservations accepted – and recommended.

Spotted there: Mick Jagger.

Hub 51 has food to suit any taste. It boasts about its brunch but, later in the day, it has tacos, sushi, salads and an enormous cocktail menu, which includes Hub Punch. After your meal, head downstairs to Hub 51’s sister lounge, Sub 51.

Spotted there: Mila Kunis.

While Chicago is known for its steaks, there’s no place quite like the Chicago Cut Steakhouse to enjoy your favorite cut. Inside, you’ll find luxurious leather couches and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over Chicago Riverwalk and downtown Chicago.

Spotted there: Barack Obama.

There’s nothing Old World about the RPM Italian, a sleek and modern restaurant where you can sit in the main dining room or ask for your own private dining room. The restaurant is owned by reality TV stars, Bill and Giuliana Rancic.

Spotted there: Michael Jordan.

Popular Chicago Private Charter Flights

There’s so much to see and do in at Chicago that it will come as no surprise that Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) finds itself in our list of the top 10 US airports.

Originally a small trading post located at the Chicago River’s mouth, Chicago has grown into one of the most popular cities in the US. It’s easy to see why, too. It might not be widely known for Michelin star cuisine but the Chicago Pizza is one of the most famous in the world. The Chicago Bulls play in the Windy City, and the Chicago River is dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day in another tourist-drawing activity. The state also has a strong association with jazz, dating back to the 1920 gangsters like Al Capone, as well as the Sears Tower and a multitude of museums.

If you’re flying to Chicago Midway International Airport, you may want to consider hiring a private jet. If so, we have some information which can help you. Below you’ll see a graphic which shows you some of the most common routes from MDW. It includes the times, distances and prices for each route to give you an idea of how much you can fly for.

Top 10 Routes Chicago Midway Airport

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How much does cost to charter a jet from Chicago Midway International Airport

ROUTE ONE WAY ROUND TRIP
Rank FROM TO Sample Aircraft Dist (NM) Time of Flight Price (USD) Dist (NM) Time of Flight Price (USD) Round Trip Price Notes
1 KMDW, MDW
Chicago Midway International Airport,
Chicago, IL, USA
KTEB, TEB
Teterboro Airport,
Teterboro, NJ, USA
Hawker 800XP (8 seats) 619 1:54 $16,759 1238 3:48 $16,759 Same day return
2 KMDW, MDW
Chicago Midway International Airport,
Chicago, IL, USA
KLUK, LUK
Lunken Field International Airport,
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Citation V (7 seats) 222 1:02 $7,356 444 2:04 $7,356 Same day return
3 KMDW, MDW
Chicago Midway International Airport,
Chicago, IL, USA
KHPN, HPN
Westchester County Airport,
White Plains, NJ, USA
Citation CJ3 (7 seats) 633 2:02 $14,604 1266 4:04 $15,206 Next day return
4 KMDW, MDW
Chicago Midway International Airport,
Chicago, IL, USA
KSTL, STL
Lambert-St Louis International Airport,
St. Louis, MO, USA
Falcon 50EX (9 seats) 219 0:57 $11,859 438 1:54 $11,859 Same day return
5 KMDW, MDW
Chicago Midway International Airport,
Chicago, IL, USA
KIAD, IAD
Dulles International Airport,
Washington, DC, USA
Learjet 60 (8 seats) 501 1:35 $14,303 1002 3:10 $14,303 Same day return
6 KMDW, MDW
Chicago Midway International Airport,
Chicago, IL, USA
KPTK, PTK
Oakland-Pontiac Airport,
Pontiac, MI, USA
Beechjet 400A (6 seats) 200 0:57 $7,043 400 1:54 $7,043 Same day return
7 KMDW, MDW
Chicago Midway International Airport,
Chicago, IL, USA
KVNY, VNY
Van Nuys Airport,
Van Nuys, CA, USA
Gulfstream 450 (8 seats) 1514 3:33 $50,965 3028 7:06 $53,373 2 Overnights
8 KMDW, MDW
Chicago Midway International Airport,
Chicago, IL, USA
KCVG, CVG
Greater Cincinnati International Airport,
Covington, KY, USA
Hawker 900XP (9 seats) 217 1:00 $9,933 434 2:00 $9,933 Same day return
9 KMDW, MDW
Chicago Midway International Airport,
Chicago, IL, USA
KPIT, PIT
Pittsburgh Internatiional Airport,
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Citation V (7 seats) 349 1:29 $10,173 698 2:58 $10,173 Same day return
10 KMDW, MDW
Chicago Midway International Airport,
Chicago, IL, USA
KASE, ASE
Pitkin County Airport,
Aspen, CO, USA
Challenger 300 (9 seats) 884 1:22 $16,338 1768 2:44 $16,338 Same day return

What are the most popular routes to and from Chicago Midway International Airport

TOP 10 ROUTES FROM CHICAGO MIDWAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FLIGHTS BY AIRCRAFT CATEGORY FLIGHT TOTALS
Rank Departure Airport Destination Airport Very Light Jet Light Jet Midsize Jet Super Mid Jet Large Jet Ultra Long Range Jet Total Flights Flights/ Month
1 KMDW, MDW Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, IL, USA KTEB, TEB Teterboro Airport Teterboro, NJ, USA 0 72 185 143 259 36 695 58
2 KMDW, MDW Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, IL, USA KLUK, LUK Lunken Field International Airport Cincinnati, OH, USA 2 23 17 17 378 0 437 36
3 KMDW, MDW Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, IL, USA KHPN, HPN Westchester County Airport White Plains, NJ, USA 1 30 42 38 82 19 212 18
4 KMDW, MDW Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, IL, USA KSTL, STL Lambert-St Louis International Airport St. Louis, MO, USA 0 19 36 78 13 0 146 12
5 KMDW, MDW Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, IL, USA KIAD, IAD Dulles International Airport Washington, DC, USA 0 22 45 39 27 11 144 12
6 KMDW, MDW Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, IL, USA KPTK, PTK Oakland-Pontiac Airport Pontiac, MI, USA 0 36 63 16 28 1 144 12
7 KMDW, MDW Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, IL, USA KVNY, VNY Van Nuys Airport Van Nuys, CA, USA 0 1 16 26 79 15 137 11
8 KMDW, MDW Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, IL, USA KCVG, CVG Greater Cincinnati International Airport Covington, KY, USA 0 6 8 2 104 0 120 10
9 KMDW, MDW Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, IL, USA KPIT, PIT Pittsburgh Internatiional Airport Pittsburgh, PA, USA 0 60 14 35 5 2 116 10
10 KMDW, MDW Chicago Midway International Airport Chicago, IL, USA KASE, ASE Pitkin County Airport Aspen, CO, USA 0 7 42 10 36 7 102 9

FBOs and Handlers at Chicago Midway International Airport, KMDW, MDW

NAME ADDRESS PHONE WEBSITE
Atlantic Aviation Services  6150 S. LARAMIE AVE.  (773) 582-5720   
Duncan Avionics    (773) 284-4600   
Million Air  5320 W 63RD ST  (773) 284-2867   
Signature Flight Support  5821 SOUTH CENTRAL AVE  (773) 767-4400   

METAR Weather Data at Chicago Midway International Airport, KMDW, MDW

STATIONKMDW
OBSERVEDMon Oct 21, 17:38 UTC
NOWMon Oct 21, 17:52 UTC
AGE14 min ago
WINDS at 16 mph, gusting to 26 mph
VISIBILITY8 miles
CONDITIONSlight rain
CLOUDSovercast
TEMP63°F (17°C)
DEWPT57°F (14°C)
HUMIDITY83%
BAROMETER998 hPa (29.46 in Hg)
METARKMDW 211738Z 17014G23KT 8SM -RA SCT013 OVC021 17/14 A2946 RMK AO2 PK WND 16028/1726 RAB31 P0000 T01670139

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