The Chicago Department of Aviation and retail specialist Westfield have unveiled the new look International Terminal 5 (T5) at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, marking the completion of a $26 million transformation by Westfield featuring 24 new retail and dining destinations, including 11 local Chicago brands and a redesigned TSA checkpoint.
The redevelopment is the first since the terminal’s construction in 1993. A key feature of the new Terminal 5 is a re-engineered layout designed to enhance the overall traveller experience. Previously, 95% of the options were located pre-security, making it difficult for passengers to access food and retail while waiting for flights. Of the 24 new dining and retail outlets, nine are airport “firsts” and 17 are Chicago airport debuts.
You can find more information about the Chicago T5 redevelopment in the June 2014 edition of Airports International magazine.