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At DAY, we offer a wide variety of restaurants, shops and areas to relax.

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General Tour Information

  • Three tours to choose from!
  • Tuesdays, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Fridays, at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance
  • 90 min tours
  • Includes a welcome gift
  • Personnel Airport Escort
  • Groups of 12-15 people*
  • Group ages:
    • 7-11
    • 12-14
    • 15 & up

*Tour requests for over 15 people will require special arrangements. All tour requests must be submitted 2 weeks prior to your tour date.

Any special needs for your group must be submitted with your tour request, so that we can make any necessary arrangements prior to your arrival.

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If you need further assistance, or to cancel your tour, please call (937) 454-8200.

Experience Tour


  • Welcome
  • General airport information
  • TSA general information
  • In-line baggage system
  • Airline back office
  • Tour through Concourse B/Gate area


Fire Station Tour


  • Personnel/Equipment
  • Major Duties
  • Alerts
  • Emergency Calls
  • Emergency exercises


Bomb Dog Demo Tour

  • Training
  • Daily routine
  • Mutual aide
  • K-9 Airport Unit




Environmental Tour (coming soon)


  • What it means to go Green at DAY
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Sustainable Investment
  • Resiliency/Adaptation
  • De-Ice Pads
  • Lagoons


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The Dayton International Airport offers free wireless internet service throughout the Terminal Building. You can now access the internet using your wireless-ready handheld devices by following these simple directions:

  • Select the Fly DAY Public wireless network and connect. (SSID / Service Set Identifier is “public”)
  • Ensure that encryption is turned off as this is an open network connection. This includes all authentication methods (WEP, WAP, etc.).
  • Once connected, open a web browser and surf freely or launch your VPN (virtual private network) client to connect to work.

SmarteCarte luggage carts are available throughout the terminal as well as curbside at a cost of $3 per cart.

ATM machines are located in the ticketing lobby and post-security across from The Heritage Book Store.

Pay Phones
New pay phones offering complimentary local service have been placed throughout the terminal.

Vending Machines
Beverage and snack machines are located throughout the terminal.

FedEx has a drop off box and a full-service office located at 3605 Concorde Drive, Vandalia, Ohio 45377. Please visit their website for more information.

Post Office
Postage Stamps are available through the Fifth Third Bank ATM located pre-security. A mail drop is located in the Terminal Building, at post-security across from Boston Stoker.

The Shoe Shine stand is located just past the security checkpoint.

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There are water bottle refilling stations adjacent to the restrooms in each concourse.

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There is a charging station located centrally in each concourse.

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The Dayton International Airport provides assistance to those with disabilities. Wheelchair assistance is available to all passengers. Please contact your airline for specific requests.

Companion assisted restrooms are available in the pre-security area as well as across from the bookstore. Elevator access is provided in both concourses.

Handicapped parking is available in the Garage, Long Term, Short Term and Economy Lots. Customers with disabilities can take advantage of the lowest hourly/daily parking rates by notifying the cashier upon exiting the parking lot and showing an official disabled license plate or permit. While parked in a handicapped space, vehicles must have an official disabled license plate or a permit prominently displayed. DAYrider shuttle service is available from the economy parking lot and is lift-equipped. Further information can be obtained by contacting the parking lot operator at (937) 898-1555.

The Airport Information Center is located in the baggage claim area and can provide you with airport information, paging assistance and a variety of printed materials on local attractions.

Paging Assistance
To page a passenger, please call (937) 454-8225.

Mon-Fri: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sun: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Located in the Airport Police Offices in the B Concourse.

(937) 454-6526

U.S. Customs & Border Protection is located in the general aviation area at the Dayton International Airport.

(937) 890-7633


Traveler FAQs

Q: Where is the Economy Parking Lot located?

A: The entrance to the Economy Parking Lot is located off Boeing Drive at the traffic light.


Q: How do I arrange transportation from the Dayton International Airport to Columbus or Cincinnati?

A: Charter Vans offer one way transportation to Columbus and Cincinnati. They can be reached at (937) 898-4043, (800) 847-0934, or on their website. Taxi service is also available in the front of the terminal.


Q: Who do I call to arrange for wheel chair service?

A: Call the airline and make sure the notation for wheel chair service is attached to the ticket for the passenger.


Q: What identification is needed for children at the checkpoint?

A: No identification is required for children. Adults 18 and over are required to present acceptable identification. For more information about ID requirements, click here.


Q: How long can I sit in my car in front of the terminal to wait for my passenger?

A: There is no parking (or sitting) in front of the terminal. You must be actively loading or unloading the vehicle. We have provided the first 30 minutes free in our Parking Garage as a courtesy waiting area. Also, the FREE Cell Phone Lot is available for customers picking up travelers and waiting for their flights to arrive. The Cell Phone Lot is also equipped with an arrival and departure board as well as free WiFi.


Q: Where can I exchange currency?

A: The Dayton International Airport does not currently have a currency exchange. We recommend you contact your local bank to exchange your foreign currency.


Q: How often does the parking shuttle for the outlying parking lots run?

A: DAYrider parking shuttles run every 8-10 minutes to the Economy and Long Term parking lots at the Dayton International Airport.


Q: What are the requirements for traveling with a pet?

A: Each airline at the Dayton International Airport sets its own requirements for traveling with pets. Check with your airline for size and carrier requirements.


Q: How do I get a job at the Dayton International Airport?

A: The Dayton International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Dayton. Job postings for positions at the Dayton International Airport may be found here.


Q: How do I contact Lost and Found at the Airport?

A: Call 1-937-454-6526 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Messages left after business working hours and over the weekend will be returned the following business day.


Q: How much does it cost to park at the Dayton International Airport?

A: For parking rates, please click here.


Q: How much does it cost to ship a pet?

A: Check with the individual airline you are traveling with or Wright Brothers Aero at (937) 669-8242.


Q: Who do I contact in regards to lost luggage/baggage?

A: All questions should be directed to the individual airline.


Q: What are the directions to the Dayton International Airport?

A: Directions to the airport may be found by clicking here.


Q: I purchased my tickets through the internet and did not print out the confirmation. Who do I contact to reconfirm my flight?

A: Contact your airline, or if you do not know which airline your booked with, contact the service you used for your itinerary.


Q: How early should I arrive at the airport before my flight?

A: We recommend arriving two hours before your flight to allow enough time for parking, check-in and clearance of the security checkpoint. For more information, please visit the TSA website.


Travel Tips

TSA Security Checkpoint 

The security checkpoint at Dayton International Airport is open daily from approximately 4 a.m.–8 p.m. This schedule may change slightly depending on any changes to outbound flight schedules.



Remember 3-1-1 for Liquids and Gels

You are permitted to carry through the security checkpoint small amounts of liquids, gels and aerosols in containers of 3 ounces or less. All liquids should fit comfortably into 1 quart-size, clear plastic, zip-top bag. Each passenger is permitted to bring 1 plastic zip-top bag.

Upon entering the security checkpoint, you must remove the plastic zip-top bag from your carry-on and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt for X-ray screening.

You may bring on board the aircraft larger-size liquid and gel items, including beverages, provided they are purchased beyond the checkpoint in the secure boarding area.

Your trip begins at home. Bringing prohibited items to the airport will cause delays in the screening process for you and other passengers. If you are not sure which items are prohibited, check out the Transportation Security Administration website.

For more travel tips, newsworthy items, current threat levels and contacts for Transportation Security Administration’s claims, click here.



Fly Rights: A Consumer Guide to Air Travel – release by the Department of Transportation

View the Guide Here

This guide provides air travelers with advice on how to:

  • Obtain the best airfare;
  • Prepare for and react to delayed or canceled flights;
  • Avoid travel scams; and
  • File official complaints against airlines.

The guide also includes detailed information on:

  • Federal airline regulations;
  • Accommodating air travelers with disabilities;
  • Rules for bumping;
  • Baggage compensation;
  • Airline safety; and
  • Air traveler health.



Additional helpful tips:

  • Passengers should arrive at least two hours prior to flight departure.
  • Plenty of parking is available at the airport. All lots are within walking distance.
  • If you need a wheelchair waiting for you at your final destination, please tell your airline.
  • Have identification on the outside and the inside of all your luggage.
  • Each airline has a maximum number of bags that you can take on board. Check with your airline when making your reservation
  • All flights within the United States are non-smoking flights. Also, Dayton International Airport is a non-smoking airport.
  • When checking in, passengers older than 18 years of age are required to present a photo ID.