Global Traveler Awards Chicago O'Hare

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The airport wins Best Airport in North America for the 10th consecutive year.

Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for business and luxury travelers, awarded Chicago O’Hare International Airport the award for Best Airport in North America. Francis X. Gallagher, president and CEO, Global Traveler, presented the award to Rosemarie Andolino, commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport won Best Airport in North America in Global Traveler’s 10th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, a yearly survey of the magazine’s readers, an elite group of frequent luxury business travelers. More than 22,000 people voted for the best in a variety of travel-related categories. GT readers are frequent premium travelers averaging 16 international and 16 domestic round-trip flights a year, with an average household income of $368,900 per year. Global Traveler’s elite readers spend an average 100 nights per year in hotels. A whopping 76 percent regularly travel in business class. Chicago O’Hare International Airport has won this award for 10 consecutive years. As recognition of the achievement, the airport was also inducted into Global Traveler’s 10-Year Hall of Fame.

“Congratulations to Chicago O’Hare, consistently the best airport in North America,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. “In the past few years, the airport has made a number of significant infrastructure improvements, and there are more developments and updates in the pipeline. I can’t wait to see all the ways in which this great airport improves even more.”

Since Commissioner Andolino’s appointment, Chicago O’Hare International Airport welcomed a number of new air passenger services. United launched service to Edinburgh, Scotland and Shannon, Ireland. The airport welcomed Avianca, Hainan Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Qatar Airways, airberlin, Copa Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Air India and Etihad Airways. A number of airports also increased services, including All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, WestJet, Spirit Airlines, Virgin America and Aeromexico.

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About the Survey

Global Traveler conducted an open-ended survey of its readers to determine the best in more than 70 travel-related categories. The survey was conducted from Jan. 1, 2013 to Aug. 31, 2013. Questionnaires were available in subscriber copies of the magazine, online at and through direct mail and email. Only questionnaires with more than 50 percent of the questions answered were considered. An outside accounting firm, Citrin Cooperman LLP, tabulated the results. Employees of the magazine and members of the travel industry were barred from participation.

About Global Traveler/FXExpress Publications, Inc.

Global Traveler, the only ABC-audited U.S.-based magazine for the international business traveler, is a business travel and lifestyle publication with an AAM paid circulation of 109,000+. FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pa., is a privately held company publishing Global Traveler, eFlyer; eFlyerAsia and several annuals; and also operating, and

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