AP: O’Hare opens first new gates in 25 years

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The AP is reporting, “O’Hare International Airport in Chicago has some new gates for the first time in a quarter century.

In a news release, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says the mayor joined American Airlines CEO Doug Parker for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday morning to mark American’s opening of five new gates.

The release says American’s investment of $78 million to extend the concourse of Terminal 3′s L-Concourse is the first major step the airport’s $8.5 billion terminal expansion plan. Between the new American gates and the planned addition of dozens of more gates, the mayor’s office says gate capacity will grow by 25 percent.

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