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O’Hare now nation’s second-busiest airport

O’Hare International Airport is no longer the nation’s busiest.

The facility fell to second place, based on total flights in 2015, according to data from the Federal Aviation Administration.

O’Hare logged 875,136 flights — the total number of both arrivals and departures — in 2015. That reflected a drop of about 0.8 percent over 2014, according to the data.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which was also the busiest in 2013, regained the top spot among airports with ticketed passengers, with 882,497 flights.

In response to the news, the Chicago Department of Aviation, which operates O’Hare and Midway airports, issued a statement calling O’Hare “a world-class airport and a global leader in operations and passenger amenities, which is reflected in the airport’s continuous passenger growth since 2008.”

The statement continued: “The city of Chicago looks forward to continuing the important work of expanding the airport’s capacity and strengthening its role as the economic engine of Chicago.”

Midway Airport was 26th, with 253,519, up 1.7 percent from 2014.