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New Rental Car Counter Opens Adjacent to Parking Garage

As Phase Two of the Airport Terminal Modernization Project at the Dayton International Airport (DAY) is progressing as two new areas recently opened to the public. The new rental car counter facility adjacent to the garage welcomed their first customers last week. Terrazzo flooring, floor to ceiling glass-paneled front curtain wall and restrooms in the common area give passengers a first-class experience when using the rental car services. DAY offers guests a choice of the following rental car companies: Avis, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, National, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty. After picking up their bags, passengers can go directly to the new facility for their transaction and car pick-up.

“Attaching the rental car area to the garage is a strategic customer service focused move,” said Terry Slaybaugh, Director of the Dayton International Airport. “It’s a user-friendly and efficient experience that we’re moving the whole terminal towards. And a beautiful working environment for the employees, several who have been here for over 25 years.”

The Atrium Friends & Family Assistance Center (FFAC) is a new enclosed space that will allow for meetings, seminars, and gatherings related to airport planning or emergency events. In the event of an elevated situation, the FFAC is a safe zone for family members to gather and receive information from a team lead by the Airport with the support from TSA, the Airlines, Red Cross and others. The FFAC area provides shelter from the media and the public eye. The 3,300 SF room is at the South end of the terminal near ticketing. New restrooms are currently being constructed adjacent to this space, and are set to open the end of December.

Both areas will be showcased on Thursday, November 15 for an Open House. Construction continues along the front terminal, inside and out, now focused near the center main entrance doors. Both the North and the South entrances are open, providing walkways to the Garage and the new rental car facility. Additional signage and concierge staff will continue to be present, ensuring smooth terminal operations and a positive passenger experience.