The next phase of Dayton International Airport’s Terminal Modernization Project begins in January of 2018, focusing on the airline ticketing end of the terminal and the outside of the parking garage across from baggage claim. This phase is expected to be completed in August and will affect the flow of traffic in front of the terminal.
“This phase begins the dramatic improvements to our passenger’s overall experience, said Terry Slaybaugh, director of Dayton International Airport. “Updates here include reconstructing the drive curb to follow the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), installation of the front glass walls to showcase more natural light, and construction of a new passenger assistance center that will include restrooms.”
The airline ticket counter entrance to the terminal will be closed during this phase and traffic will be redirected to the main and baggage claim entrances. A construction fence will begin along the entrance drive directly after the Short-Term Parking Lot entrance and continue to the edge of the second terminal entrance doors. The inside of the terminal will be protected by a dust wall. Additional signage and personnel will help direct traffic and passengers.
The United Service Organizations (USO) will continue to serve military families at a temporary location adjacent to the TSA entrance. Signage will direct military and guests to that area. The meditation room will be temporarily closed and a new space will open in August of 2018.
Porter, skycap, and wheelchair services will continue to be offered at the front of the terminal. Please call your airline to request a wheelchair in advance. Curbside check-in will not be available.
Dayton International Airport and the City of Dayton will keep the public informed of the project status and new phases of work through news releases, Twitter @DAY_IntlAirport, and at headlines.flydayton.com.