A traveler enters the Dayton International Terminal, which is under renovations. KARA DRISCOLL/STAFF

Parking will get more expensive at Dayton’s airport

Traveling just got a bit more expensive for people flying out of Dayton International Airport — the hub has increased daily parking garage prices by about 10 percent.

On May 14, parking garage rates will increase to a $20 maximum daily from $18, and to $3 per half hour from a previous $2, according to the airport’s website. The rate increases come in the midst of renovations and ambitious plans at Dayton’s travel hub.

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The rate increases will help to improve other airport services, Dayton International Airport Director Terry Slaybaugh said in a statement.

“These changes will support the long-term goals of the airport while we continue to improve our service,” Slaybaugh said. “Once travelers experience how convenient parking on the airport property is, they’ll continue to think of the Dayton International Airport first every time they travel.”

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Recent changes to the airport include a concierge service, a new nonstop flight and millions in proposed renovations.

Dayton International Airport had a rough year in 2017, when Southwest Airlines cancelled service to and from the hub. Still, the hub has managed to maintain its numbers despite the loss of Southwest, pulling in 70,361 enplanements in January compared with 70,690 in the same month of 2017 when Southwest was still servicing the airport.

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