FAA air traffic controllers continued to handle high volumes of traffic into and out of Chicago-area airports this weekend. The number of arrivals and departures at O’Hare were more than 90 percent of the two-month average for a Saturday, while total operations at Midway reached more than 95 percent. By noon CDT today, the number of flights at the two airports was running almost 95 percent of the two-month average for a Sunday.
The weather forecast for Monday calls for a chance of rain showers in Chicago, which could affect arrival and departure rates into both major airports. Passengers should check flight information with their airlines.
FAA technical teams expect to complete the removal of all remaining fire-damaged equipment and cabling from the Chicago En Route Center in Aurora, IL, by tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, replacement equipment continues to be installed and tested.