Dayton James Cox DAY Airport Overview
The Airpport carries on an aviation legacy that dates back to the original flight pioneers, Orville and Wilber Wright, who were Dayton residents.
DAY Airport is located in Vandalia, just six minutes from Interstate Hwys 75 & 70 (Exit 32) and 9 miles north of the central business district of the city of Dayton.
With three runways and 10 milion passengers in 2016, Dayton International Airport is served by major airlines, including low-fare carriers, offering nonstop flights to cities throughout the US and Canada, with connections around the world. The Airport has seen a gradual decline in general air traffic in the past years. American Airlines now account for half of the Airport's 50 daily departures. With Allegiant adding flights during 2017. (Southwest Airlines no longer serves the Airport).
Dayton International has one passenger terminal. The Information desk is open 6am-9pm.
Current & future Airport developments:
- Preliminary work started on the 3.75M project which will include re-alignment and re-construction on a portion of Perimeter Road; demolition of 10 buildings, asbestos abatement work, utility removals, capping work and site improvements (fencing, gates and electrical work).
- The first phase of the terminal renovation project started Summer 2016 - involving replacement of current facade for the entrance with glass wall & canopy - to be completed by Spring 2018. Subsequent phases include a second level with a new food court, remodeling of concourses and reconstruction of economy parking lot.
- A new heating & cooling system can now be paid for by the approval of the City's $1.3M grant.