Gary/Chicago International Airport:
A Full Service Airport

GCIA is ideally located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, with easy access to three major interstate expressways. With its newly expanded runway, it has quickly become the airport of choice for busy corporate executives, global logistics companies and weekend flyers.

Three major interstates (I-80, I-65 and I-90)

Class I Industrial Rail Lines

International shipping via Lake Michigan


GCIA boasts some of the lowest fuel and landing fees in the region. Located outside of ORD and MDWs airspace, GCIA offers less congestion and air traffic delays.


GCIA’s newest tenant is UPS, having begun air cargo operations in 2020. We are a strategic economic intermodal transportation hub, situated minutes from I-80, I-65, and I-90 as well as cargo and rail shipping. Our main runway was expanded to nearly 8,859 feet and can accommodate nearly any plane and serve a wide range of destinations, including non-stop international flights


GCIA is home to two state-of-the-art FBOs and a passenger terminal.  With 24-hour Airport Security, GCIA is the ideal airport for weekend flyers.


Gary/Chicago International Airport is proud to offer a wide-range of amenities to users to ensure the best possible general and corporate aviation experience.

B. Coleman Aviation

Gary Jet Center


Beyond serving the broader aviation community, GCIA maintains important government partnerships with the federal government, state of Indiana and local governmental authorities.

FAA Air Traffic Control Tower

GCIA has a staffed air traffic control tower, ensuring airport users and tenants another layer of comfort and safety.

Indiana National Guard

GCIA is home to an Indiana National Guard readiness and flight facility and staging site for mission-critical exercises.  GCIA is considered a potential Power Projection Platform, giving the Guard easy access to the resources needed to launch critical training and combat missions.

The Guard’s activities highlight the airport’s growing capabilities.  Click here to view a video about a recent Guard mission from GCIA.

New U.S. Customs Facility

GCIA is now home to a state-of-the-art, permanent general aviation U.S. customs facility. The facility is staffed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, and allows airport users to fly into Gary from anywhere in the world. The facility is adjacent to the terminal, and near the airport’s fixed-base operators. Click here for more information.


GCIA is situated in a multi-modal transportation hub with immediate access:

With an expanded 8,859 foot primary runway, Gary/Chicago International Airport can accommodate a variety of cargo aircraft. GCIA’s FBOs can assist with users’ cargo transportation needs.