Dayton International Airport's terminal modernization project begins this month, with interior work. Construction is expected to last approximately 18 months and will not disrupt passenger travel. Additional concierge personnel will be available in late fall and winter in and around the terminal to assist passengers if needed. A series of updates will renovate multiple sections of the terminal. These include the pre-security area, from the airline ticket counters to baggage claim and continuing to the outside front drive. The front wall of the terminal will be transformed fully into glass and steel, to bring in natural light, with a new glass canopy to the parking garage. New LED lighting, functional illuminated bollards, and a redesigned front curb will ensure accessibility and safety for passengers and visitors.
"This project will completely change the front of the terminal," said Terry Slaybaugh, Dayton International Airport director. "Completing the updates in phases will ensure we provide the same excellent level of customer service to our passengers. Our goal of LEED Silver for parts of this project continues our focus on airport sustainability."
As construction for the first phase begins, passengers will be protected from potential construction disturbance by a dust wall installed around the pre-security Boston Stoker cafe and the directly adjacent baggage claim carousel. The remaining three baggage claim carousels will remain in full use throughout the renovation. Internal updates during the first phase include:
* New location for the USO to better serve military passengers.
* Sustainable, clean upgrades throughout the terminal including LED lighting, terrazzo tile, and HVAC systems.
* Construction of new men's, women's and family restrooms with glass tile and water-efficient utilities.
Boston Stoker will close its pre-security location to focus on other Dayton opportunities, but full coffee service will still be available to pre-security passengers at the CNBC Express until the project is completed and a new coffee kiosk opens (Boston Stoker will continue to operate its post-security location). The current restrooms will remain open until the new restrooms are completed and opened.
For more information about Dayton International Airport, visit www.flydayton.com.