Dayton International Airport

Dayton International Airport

Coordinates: 39°54′09″N 084°13′10″W / 39.9025°N 84.21944°W / 39.9025; -84.21944

James M. Cox
Dayton International Airport
Dayton International Airport Logo
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator City of Dayton
Location Dayton, Ohio
Elevation AMSL 1,009 ft / 308 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6L/24R 10,900 3,322 Asphalt/Concrete
6R/24L 7,285 2,220 Concrete
18/36 8,502 2,591 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 58,327
Cargo tonnage 8,597
Landed weight (1,000 pound units) 1,534,727
Total passengers (2011) 1,269,106
Sources: FAA, airport website, ACI

James M. Cox Dayton International Airport (IATA: DAY, ICAO: KDAY, FAA LID: DAY), also referred to as simply Dayton International Airport, is a public airport located nine miles (14 km) north of the central business district of Dayton, a city in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. The airport is owned and operated by the City of Dayton. The Dayton International Airport is the third busiest and third largest airport in Ohio behind Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Port Columbus International Airport. In 2009 the Dayton International Airport is also one of the nation's 10 fastest growing airports. The airport is also home to the annual Vectren Dayton Air Show.

Dayton International Airport handled 1,264,650 passengers in 2010 and made 59,573 combined take offs and landings in 2010. Dayton ranked No. 76 in U.S. airport boardings in 2008. The airport serves direct flights to 16 markets.

It currently serves as the headquarters for US Airways Express carrier PSA Airlines. Dayton has emerged as an attractive destination for more airlines and more airline destinations in recent years, notably from low fare carriers. AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines have emerged as significant competitors at Dayton to the "legacy" carriers. On August 12, 2012, Southwest Airlines began serving Dayton International Airport with service to Denver International Airport. This change is a major boost to the airport and is expected to increase passenger traffic at the airport by at least 15 percent.

Expansion room exists, with plenty of open gates, though Concourse D, which was built in 1978 and used by Piedmont Airlines and US Airways for their mini-hub operation until its closure in 1991, will be demolished in 2013.

Dayton International is separate from Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, a municipal airport south of the city in Springboro, Ohio that is also owned and operated by the City of Dayton.

Read more about Dayton International Airport:  History, Completed Construction Projects, Facilities, Terminals, Airlines and Destinations, Passenger Statistics, Cargo, In Popular Film, Accidents

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