Runway 9C/27C is scheduled to open on November 5, 2020. It is the last full runway to be built as part of the O’Hare Modernization Program.
In addition to this new runway, a runway extension on the north side of the airport is scheduled for completion at the end of 2021.
Runway 9C/27C is located on the north side of O’Hare Airport and will be the sixth east/west parallel aligned runway at O’Hare. The new runway creates more balance for the airport with three parallel runways north of the terminals and three south of the terminals.