Report: United wants to delay new O'Hare runways

December 20, 2010 3:13:40 PM PST
It appears United Airlines wants to slow down the expansion of O'Hare Airport.

Crain's Chicago Business reports United is pressing Mayor Daley to scrap the 2014 target completion date for the project.

The project was launched when air travel was expected to grow. But. because of the recession. air traffic at O'Hare remains far below forecasted levels when the project began.

United wants to delay construction of two new runways until air traffic increases.