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Dayton International Airport

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Dayton International Airport (IATA code: DAY) is short for James M. Cox Dayton International Airport. DAY is a small airport north of downtown Dayton, in Montgomery County, Ohio (USA).

There are currently five US airlines that operate from Dayton: Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, and United Express.


DAY is ten miles north of downtown Dayton


Facilities Include:

WiFi: Available

Mobile Charging: Available for free at charging stations, attached to seats located in front of each boarding gate

Duty Free Shopping: Duty Free is not available. There are convenience stores and newspaper outlets for souvenirs and travel essentials.

Food and Drink: There are a number of eating concessions for snacks and light meals. Vending machines provide 24 hour snacks and soft drinks.

Banking: ATMs available both Landside and Airside

Baby Care: Mothers Care Rooms are available in both Concourse A and B

Meditation Room: Interfaith Chapel is available

Postal Services: Airside mailbox available for letters only

Phones: Free courtesy phones available to make local calls

Water: Re-fill stations available

TSA PreCheck: Available

Lounges Include:

USO Lounge: A free to access lounge for active members of the US military, as well as their families. The lounge is located to the right of the main entrance, near to the ticketing counters. Complementary amenities include snacks and beverages, computer access, printers, TV, newspapers and magazines, and comfortable chairs.


Dayton International Airport has three paved runways:

6L/24R: 10,901 ft (3,323 m) × 150 ft (46 m)

6R/24L: 7,285 ft (2,220 m) × 150 ft (46 m)

18/36: 8,502 ft (2,591 m) × 150 ft (46 m)


Dayton Airport consists of one primary terminal building, with two concourses (A and B). Both Concourse A and B house various options for dining and shopping.

Airlines that fly to DAY

Airline Destinations
Allegiant Air Punta Gorda (FL), St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Seasonal: Myrtle Beach, Orlando/Sanford
American Eagle Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York–LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Washington–National
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Delta Connection Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark (ends January 2020),Washington–Dulles

Top Destinations

September 2017 - August 2018

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Atlanta, Georgia 158,850 Delta
2 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 166,000 American, United
3 Charlotte, North Carolina 92,450 American
4 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 91,760 American
5 Washington–National, D.C. 55,060 American

How to get to Dayton International Airport

By Bus

The RTA bus route 43 operates a route from Dayton Airport to a number of key city locations.

By Car Rental

There are a number of car rental agencies with on-sight facilities, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, National, Enterprise.

By Taxi

From the airport's ground transportation area, taxis can be picked up 24hrs. Taxis are metered, and reservations not required.