Gary/Chicago International Airport (IATA: GYY, ICAO: KGYY, FAA LID: GYY) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northwest of the central business district of Gary, in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The airport, which serves the Chicago metropolitan area, is 25 miles (40 km) southeast of the Chicago Loop. It is operated by the Gary Chicago Airport Authority, the basis for which was formed by the Chicago Gary Airport Compact signed in 1995. Nearby highway connections include I-90, I-80, I-94, I-65 and the Chicago Skyway.
GARY CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
Gary/Chicago is operating as the “third airport” for the Chicago metropolitan area, supplementing Chicago’s major airports, O’Hare and Midway. Gary/Chicago Airport has been designed with an eye towards growth, and the administration is courting the airlines aggressively. Numerous businesses, including Boeing, Menards and White Lodging Services, base their corporate aircraft here. A National Guard installation has also been constructed.
Federal funds were secured in January 2006 to move railroad tracks away from the northwest corner to allow extension of the main runway to 9,000 feet, as well as add gates to the existing passenger terminal building. The recent creation of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority is expected to draw more state and local dollars for infrastructure improvements and additions.
GARY CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
GARY CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 591 ft.
Runway length available: 02/20 3603×100 ft. :: 12/30 7003×150 ft.