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Editorial: South Suburban Airport needed to regain aviation market


U.S. House Rep. Robin Kelly addresses the media at Bult Field, future site of the South Suburban Airport.

In 2000, O’Hare and Midway airports reached operational capacity, and Illinois has been losing aviation market share ever since.

United and American Airlines have shifted much of their domestic hub operations away from O’Hare to Denver and Dallas, respectively. O’Hare’s cargo ranking has dropped from 12th in the world in 2001 to 21st today, a stark statistic underscoring the need for a plan to reverse the decline.

I believe the most viable option is to build a third airport in the south suburbs…Please click here to read U.S. House Rep. Robin Kelly’s opinion piece in the Sun-Times.

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