James M. Cox Dayton International Airport, DAY, is about 9 miles north of the business district of Dayton, Ohio. The airport is owned and operated by the city of Dayton and is the third largest and busiest airport in the state of Ohio. Being centrally located, over half of the country’s population can travel to the airport within 90 minutes. It is one of the nation’s fastest growing airports.
The airport has 3 runways and serves over 2.6 million passengers each year. Carriers offer non-stop flights to 21 markets throughout the US and Canada. In recent years, DAY has become a popular airport for low fare airlines. AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines are now significant competitors to the long-time carriers at Dayton International Airport. US Airways Express carrier PSA Airlines is headquartered at DAY. Recently Southwest Airlines announced that they would begin serving passengers at Dayton as well.
Dayton International Airport has one passenger terminal building with three concourses, B, C & D. Concourse B has 8 jet bridges, C has 12, and D is currently closed but when re-opened can operate 6 jet bridges. The layout of the concourses allow for quick transfer from entrance to gates. Parking is conveniently located close to the terminal building, the ticket counters are located in close proximity to the security screening area and the boarding area is not too far from the screening area.
The airport offers an Arts at the Airport program with scheduled live entertainment as well as various art displays. Orville and Wilber Wright, pioneers of flight, were Dayton residence at one time. One of their airplanes can be viewed at Dayton Airport.
Dayton Airport also has several restaurant options including Starbucks, Max and Erma’s, and Quiznos. Throughout the terminal building several gift shops and newsstands can be found as well. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the terminal.
Parking at Dayton Airport includes a parking garage with Level 1 housing rental cars and levels 2 and 3 for both long term airport parking and short term parking. Valet parking service is available at the Valet Booth located in front of the Terminal. The Blue Lots is for long term parking and has convenient access to the Terminal via a pedestrian walkway. The Economy Lot is the least expensive parking option and offers a courtesy shuttle to the Terminal. Other parking options include a Credit Card Lot, Cell Phone Lot and an Overflow Lot.
Ground transportation from the airport includes rental cars, shuttles, and Taxi service. Airport rental car desks are located in the baggage claim area and the rental cars are available for pick up on the parking garage first level across from the terminal.