Pretty soon you won’t have to drive to Midway Airport to fly Southwest Airlines. The budget airline will begin flying out of O’Hare Airport next year. Southwest will continue to fly out of Midway, but will shift some service to O’Hare in the first half of 2021. Southwest is one of the region’s largest employers, with about 4800 workers in the Chicago area.

More information about schedules and destinations will be announced at a later date.