International travelers pass through O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5 on July 20, 2022. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

O’HARE — Delta Air Lines is getting a new home at O’Hare International Airport next week.

The airline will move from its longtime home in Terminal 2 to the newly expanded Terminal 5 on Oct. 12, the Chicago Department of Aviation announced Wednesday.

Delta will now be housed in gates M2 to M11 in Terminal 5’s western concourse, officials said. United Airlines and Alaska Airlines will take over Delta’s former Terminal 2 gates.

The Delta Sky Club will close Tuesday and relocate from Terminal 2 to 5. Its new home, between gates M11 and M14, will hold about four times as many customers with a capacity of nearly 400, officials said.

New signs and Delta staff will be stationed at Terminal 2 to redirect any Delta customers, officials said.

The move comes as the aviation department wraps a $1 billion renovation of Terminal 5. Formerly reserved for international flights, Terminal 5 is not directly connected to the main airport and is only accessible via the internal transit system. 

Terminal 5 will open in phases through 2023, officials said.

Since June, the terminal has opened seven new permanent gates and will service a mix of domestic and international passengers moving forward, officials said.

Once complete, the terminal’s gate capacity will increase by 25 percent and its passenger amenity space by about 85 percent, officials said.

As Terminal 5 expands, crews have also broken ground on a new, six-story parking garage that will double the parking spaces available at the terminal, officials said. The garage is scheduled to be completed in 2024.

Delta customers driving to the airport should park in the main garage or one of the economy lots and transfer to Terminal 5 on the airport transit system, officials said. 

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