Posted on November 7th, 2022
DuPage Airport is located about 29 miles west of downtown Chicago in DuPage County. A general aviation airport, it’s a designated reliever for O’Hare and Midway, with four runways and nearby proximity to Chicago’s western business centers. DuPage Airport has the second-longest runway in Chicago after O’Hare at 7,571 feet long and can accommodate corporate and private aircraft, including the Boeing Business Jet.
Located just one hour from the heart of Chicago, DuPage Airport is convenient for flying a private jet to Chicago. The airport is one of North America’s premier business aviation facilities and is the destination for all your corporate and private aviation needs.
KDPA provides comprehensive FBO and private jet services at its single location. The DPA airfield covers over 2,800 acres and has four long runways. Their FAA control tower operates 24-Hours; two runways are ILS (Instrument Landing System) equipped and have open space approaches. The main runway is 7,571 feet long, and the second runway is 6,443 feet in length. US Customs is onsite to provide clearance and preclearance for international flights. DuPage is a well-known corporate base of operations and has a world-class golf course within the airfield, Prairie Landing.
Airport Codes: DPA (FAA and IATA), KDPA (ICAO)
Lat/Long: N41-54.4 / W088-14.9
Operating hours: 24-Hours
FBO: There is one fixed-based operator (FBO) offering 24-hour services.
Runways: 2L/20R – 7,571 ft. long and 2R/20L – 6,443 ft. long
U.S. Customs: Yes, Including Preclearance
Address: 2700 International Dr, West Chicago, IL 60185
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The DuPage Airport is home to the Howard Aircraft Corporation, which built over 500 military aircraft during World War II. When the aircraft was finished, the employees would push them to the airport. At the close of WWII, Howard Aircraft ceased production after making many of the most famous racing and private aircraft of the Golden Age of Aviation. In 1946, the Navy sold the airport to DuPage County for $1. As the Chicago area experienced a post-war growth boom, the DuPage Airport authority decided to expand the airport. The expansion project included building a five-story control tower and an east-west runway.