About Chicago Midway International Airport
Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW), also commonly known as Midway Airport, Chicago Midway or just Midway, is an international major airport located outside of Chicago in Illinois, US. The airport is the second-largest airport in the Chicago metropolitan area and also in the state of Illinois, after O'Hare International Airport. 2018 saw Midway serve 22,027,737 passengers and 243,322 aircraft operations.
Chicago Municipal Airport was established in 1927, after a history of being called Chicago Air Park since 1923. The first association with the name Midway was after its renaming in 1949, due to being renamed after the Battle of Midway. The airport has undergone many changes and renovations over the years, with different management and ownership.
The airline Southwest Airlines has it's largest focus city there, resulting in most of the traffic to the airport being dominated by the low-cost airline.