Dayton airport debuts new rental car area as renovations continue

Travelers through the Dayton International Airport will see new features as the airport continues its more than $25 million terminal renovation.

As phase two of construction progresses, the airport’s new rental car check-in counter started operating last week. Adjacent to the parking garage,the facility has terrazzo flooring, floor-to ceiling glass-paneled walls and a new restroom. Avis, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, National, Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty all operate through the space.

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“Attaching the rental car area to the garage is a strategic customer service-focused move,” said Terry Slaybaugh, director of the Dayton International Airport. “It’s a user-friendly and efficient experience that we’re moving the whole terminal toward, as well as a beautiful working environment for the employees, several of whom have been here for over 25 years.”

There’s also a new Friends and Family Assistance Center for meetings related to airport planning and a private meeting space for families during elevated situations.

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Construction continues along the front side of the terminal near the main entrance doors. The first phase added a wider TSA exit lane, new restrooms, a United Service Organization office and a full glass and steel exterior with a glass canopy.


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