Renovation to the check-in area of the Dayton Airport terminal has been completed with a new terrazzo floors, full glass and steel exterior with a glass canopy to bring more natural light into the terminal. The area by baggage check will begin construction as part of the final stage. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Dayton Airport adding coffee kiosk, concierge service in final renovations

Travelers will soon see a construction-free Dayton International Airport terminal.

The airport is moving into its final phase of construction amid several to improve the terminal. Renovations already completed include a full glass and steel exterior with a glass canopy to bring in more natural light, terrazzo flooring, wider TSA exit lanes, new restrooms and a new USO space for traveling military members, veterans and their families.

The airport has also recently opened Paradise Largardère CNBC Express News & Gift kiosk across from TSA, according to a statement.

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The renovations already completed on the center and south sections of the terminal will continue to the north side during the final phase, according to the statement. The third phase will also include a concierge and information desk, an Aviator Joe Café’ coffee kiosk that serves Starbucks near the center entrance and a glass shelter for valet parking. The coffee kiosk will be available within a few weeks.

Travelers can also expect intermittent shifts in the traffic flow as the work on ADA curbs continues.

“When a large construction project begins to reveal an outcome that is both beautiful and relevant to expectations, while maintaining operational and safety standards, you have a winner. That is what we have with this project to date,” said Terry Slaybaugh, the airport’s director. “The new glass curtain walls and canopy have truly surpassed our expectations, and we look forward to this fall when the project will come to fruition.”

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