Chicago O'Hare Takes Back 'Busiest U.S. Airport' Title
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is once again the busiest airport in the U.S., at least when ranked by plane departures and arrivals.By Evan Thomas | January 22, 2015
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is once again the busiest air traffic hub in the U.S. — at least by one metric.
"When passenger and cargo traffic are combined, congratulations are in order again for Chicago. O'Hare back on top for the first time in a decade," said NBC's Brian Williams.
The metric that gave O'Hare its crown back was flight operations, which the Federal Aviation Administration defines as either a takeoff or a landing on an airport's runways.