|Gary/Chicago International Airport|
|IATA: GYY – ICAO: KGYY – FAA: GYY|
|Owner||Gary/Chicago Airport Authority|
|Elevation AMSL||591 ft / 180 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
Gary/Chicago International Airport (IATA: GYY, ICAO: KGYY, FAA LID: GYY) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the central business district of Gary, a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many The ICAO (ˌaɪˌkeɪˈoʊ Airport code or location indicator is a four-letter Alphanumeric Code designating each airport around A location identifier is a symbolic representation for the name and the location of an Airport, navigation aid, or Weather station, and is used for manned The term above mean sea level ( AMSL) refers to the Elevation (on the ground or Altitude (in the Air) of any object relative to the A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A runway ( RWY) is a strip of land on an Airport, on which Aircraft can take off and land. A runway ( RWY) is a strip of land on an Airport, on which Aircraft can take off and land. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Asphalt ( is a sticky black and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid that is present in most crude Petroleums and in some natural deposits sometimes termed asphaltum The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many The ICAO (ˌaɪˌkeɪˈoʊ Airport code or location indicator is a four-letter Alphanumeric Code designating each airport around The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of A location identifier is a symbolic representation for the name and the location of an Airport, navigation aid, or Weather station, and is used for manned An airport is a location where Aircraft such as airplanes, Helicopters and blimps take off and land The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand A central business district ( CBD) is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city Lake County is a county located in the US state of Indiana. In 2000 its population was 484564 making it Indiana's second-most populous county The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  The airport, which serves the Chicago metropolitan area, is 25 miles (40 km) southeast of the Chicago Loop. The Chicago metropolitan area is the Metropolitan area associated with the city of Chicago in the United States and its suburbs Population According to the 2000 Census, 16388 people live in the 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. Gary/Chicago International Airport was a hub for seasonal carrier SkyValue Airlines from December 2006 to April 2007. An airline hub is an Airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination SkyValue, formally known as SkyValue USA, was a Seasonal American low-cost Airline that was headquartered in Fort Lauderdale Nearby highway connections include I-90, I-80, I-94, I-65 and the Chicago Skyway. Interstate 90 (I-90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3100 miles (5000 kilometers Interstate 80 (I-80 is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States (after I-90) Interstate 65 (I-65 is a major Interstate Highway in the United States. The Chicago Skyway also known as Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge System is a 7
A long-standing proposal to turn the Gary/Chicago International Airport into Chicago's third major airport received a boost in early 2006 with the approval of $48 million in federal funding over the next ten years. 
Expansion plans include a new multi-level Intermodal Terminal combining three modes of transit – passenger rail, passenger vehicles, and air travel. The rail system is designed to combine both commuter and high-speed lines. 
Gary/Chicago is operating as the "third airport" for the Chicago area, supplementing Chicago's major airports, O'Hare and Midway. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Chicago Midway International Airport, also known simply as Midway Airport or Midway, is an Airport in Chicago Illinois, United States 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. The Boeing Company is a major Aerospace and defense corporation originally founded by William E Menards is a chain of Home improvement stores in the Midwestern United States. A National Guard installation is also under construction. For the National Guard of a State and other countries' National Guard see National Guard.
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. See also Federal Reserve System This article is about funds maintained by the U The recent creation of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority is expected to draw more state and local dollars for infrastructure improvements and additions.
Expanding Gary/Chicago Airport is considered an alternative to expanding O'Hare and/or constructing a new airport north east of Peotone, Illinois, 30 miles south of Chicago. Proposed Chicago south suburban airport, Abraham Lincoln National Airport or Lincoln National Airport is a proposed airport in. Peotone is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States. Advantages of expanding the Gary airport include its proximity to downtown Chicago and its expandability. This plan is backed by the mayors of Gary and Chicago, while the Illinois state government is in favor of construction at Peotone. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. Tax revenues from a new airport at Peotone would go to the Illinois state government, while those from an expanded Gary airport would go to a regional airport authority, and thus to the cities of Chicago and Gary.
In the past, Gary/Chicago International Airport has been served by PanAm, Southeast Airlines, SkyValue Airlines, Skybus Airlines and Hooters Air, with flights to locations such as Hartford, Connecticut, St. Petersburg, Florida, Greensboro, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Pan American Airways was a United States airline that operated scheduled services in the eastern USA, as well as charters for tour operators and services to the Southeast Airlines, will be a low fare public Charter airline in the United States, headquartered in Chicago Illinois, intending to operate regular service SkyValue, formally known as SkyValue USA, was a Seasonal American low-cost Airline that was headquartered in Fort Lauderdale Skybus Airlines Inc was a privately-held Airline based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Hooters Air was an Airline headquartered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. St Petersburg (often shortened to St Pete) is a city in Pinellas County Florida, United States. Prior to its bankruptcy problems in 2004, ATA Airlines had planned turboprop service to several Indiana cities. ATA Airlines Inc, formerly known as American Trans Air, was an American low-cost scheduled service and Charter airline based in Indianapolis The State of Indiana ( was the 19th US state admitted into the union This service was to be operated by its subsidiary, Chicago Express/ATA Connection, but the proposed service was never started as Chicago Express was grounded in March 2005. Chicago Express Airlines Inc was a Regional airline formerly based at Chicago Midway International Airport located in Chicago Illinois. (C8 ATA Connection For the defunct certificated airline see Chicago Express. Chicago Express Airlines Inc was a Regional airline formerly based at Chicago Midway International Airport located in Chicago Illinois. Before ultimately choosing to serve Chicago O'Hare International Airport in 2006, JetBlue Airways considered adding service to Gary/Chicago International Airport. However, the airline reports it may add Gary/Chicago Airport to its route system in the future.
Skybus Airlines served the airport until the airline folded on April 4, 2008. Skybus Airlines Inc was a privately-held Airline based in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
A new start-up airline called MetJet has intentions of adding service from Gary/Chicago to Green Bay, Wisconsin, and other popular destinations. Green Bay is a city in and the County seat of Brown County in the U  On September 13, 2007, the airport announced that Cape Air is interested in starting flights to Indianapolis International Airport by early 2008. Hyannis Air Service Inc, operating as Cape Air, is an Airline based in Massachusetts, USA. Indianapolis International Airport is a public Airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the Central business district of Indianapolis
Viva Aerobus has applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin service to Monterrey, Mexico on July 1, 2008. The United States Department of Transportation ( DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with Transportation This article is about the Mexican city for other uses see Monterrey (disambiguation. 
The South Shore Line serves the Gary/Chicago International Airport. History Chicago and Indiana Air Line Railway The oldest predecessor of the line was the Chicago and Indiana Air Line Railway, chartered on December 2 The station, which is also known as Clark Road Station, is located near Second Avenue, approximately one mile south of the terminal.
|Preceding station||NICTD||Following station|
toward Millennium Station
|South Shore Line|
toward South Bend