A new $8.5 billion plan to expand Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport ran into turbulence on Wednesday due to a gate dispute involving the airport’s two major carriers. American Airlines Group Inc said it cannot sign a new lease needed for the project, citing a “secret provision, inserted at the last minute” that gives additional gates to United Airlines Inc [UALCO.UL]. “The United gate deal would undermine competition, allowing the largest airline at O’Hare to expand its size advantage for years into the future,” American said in a statement.
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