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Airport Overview

Officially James M. Cox Dayton International Airport, Dayton International Airport is a public airport in Dayton, Ohio. It is 10 miles north of downtown Dayton, in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States.

DAY airport covers an area of 4,200 acres (1,700 ha). It is owned by the City of Dayton and operated by the Dayton Department of Aviation.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems called DAY a primary commercial service airport.
  • Dayton Airport is the third busiest and third largest airport in Ohio.
  • In 2008, Dayton ranked #76 in U.S. airport boardings.
  • The airport has non-stop flights to 17 destinations.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • The security checkpoint at Dayton Airport is open daily from approximately 4 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • It is ideal to arrive at least 2 hours before a domestic flight departure, and 3 hours before an international flight, to account for TSA security wait times and any possible delays.
  • To ensure a hassle-free check-in process, passengers should pack carry-on luggage in a suitable manner, have photo ID ready, and read all the airline guidelines properly prior to arriving at the airport.
  • Each airline has a maximum number of bags that you can take on board. Check with your airline when making your reservation.
  • Before heading to the airport for a flight, have a look at the DAY Airport Map here.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be dropped off outside the terminal. Make sure you don’t park there or leave a vehicle unattended as it is for actively loading or unloading.
  • For picking up passengers from DAY airport, it’s recommended for visitors to wait in the Cell Phone Lot to maintain social distancing and refrain from entering the terminal.

Flight Status

  • Flight Arrivals tracks the status of all flights arriving into Dayton Airport and includes gate information, arrival times, delays, etc.
  • Flight Departures can be used to gather information on all flights departing from DAY.
  • Book a flight at DAY here, to avail the best deals.

Airport Terminals

Dayton International Airport has one main terminal with two concourses - Concourse A and Concourse B.

Concourse A

Concourse A has gates numbered from A-10 to A-18, and A-20 to A-26.

Concourse B

Concourse B has gates numbered B-11, B-13, B-15, B-17, B-18, and B-19.

To see the terminal location, and for more information, please refer to the DAY Terminal Map.

Airlines Served

The various airlines operating at Dayton International Airport include United Express, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Allegiant Air.

Airport Parking

Short-Term Parking

Short-term parking is a convenient parking option available next to the terminal.


0-30 minutes: Free

Daily max.: $18

Long-Term Parking

Long term parking is just a short walk, located adjacent to the terminal.


Per day: $9.95

Garage Parking

Enjoy the convenience of parking just steps away from the Terminal. Garage levels 2 & 3 are available for all parkings.


Half-hour: $3

Daily max: $20

Ground Transport

Dayton Airport has various Ground Transportation options available to serve passengers. From taxis, to shuttles and rental cars, the airport has a broad range of solutions to help you find the right fit for your travel needs.

Rental Cars

Check-in offices for each rental car company are conveniently located within the Baggage Claim area of the Terminal Building.


Dayton Airport has partnered with Dayton Express Cab Co. to provide an exclusive taxi service which includes a minimum fleet of 20 vehicles. The Taxi Starter is located in the valet booth directly in front of the terminal.


Buses are a convenient option to travel from DAY Airport. Route 43 serves the airport seven to eight times per day on weekdays, six times on Saturdays, and three times on Sundays.

Amenities & Services

Plenty of amenities and services for passengers are available at Dayton International Airport including:

  • Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
  • Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
  • Banks/ATMs.

Contact Information

Address: 3600 Terminal Drive, Vandalia, OH 45377, USA


Phone: (937) 454 8200

Dayton Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • On December 17,1936, the airport opened as the Dayton Municipal Airport.
  • In 1952 the city named the airport "James M. Cox-Dayton Municipal Airport" in honor of the former Governor of Ohio and Democratic candidate for President of the United States.
  • In 1989, a $50 million renovation of the airport's terminal building, designed by Levin Porter Associates, was completed.
  • In 1998, the airport started renovating the terminal building.
  • In 2002, the $25 million project was completed.
  • In 2013 Concourse D was demolished and Concourse C was renamed Concourse A.
  • On November 19, 2015 Dayton officials announced that Allegiant Air would add service in April twice a week to Orlando and Tampa.
  • In January 2018 the airport began another expansion focusing on the end of the airport with the ticketing counters and the parking garage. This work was completed in August 2018.

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Dayton James Cox Airport (DAY) Terminals

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Dayton James Cox Airport Q&A

Yes. While the official name is James M. Cox Dayton International Airport, it is also referred to by its IATA code DAY.
You can fly to many cities from MEM Airport. Please have a look at our direct flights page to see where you can fly.
Call the airline and make sure the notation for wheelchair service is attached to the ticket for the passenger.
Each airline at the Dayton International Airport sets its own requirements for traveling with pets. Check with your airline for size and carrier requirements.
No identification is required for children. Adults 18 and over are required to present acceptable identification.