James M. Cox Dayton International Airport , also referred to as simply Dayton International Airport, is a public airport located nine miles (14 km) north of the central business district of Dayton, a city in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. The airport is situated in Vandalia and it is owned and operated by the City of Dayton. The Dayton International Airport is the third busiest and third largest airport in Ohio behind Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Port Columbus International Airport. (Though much larger, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is located out-of-state in Hebron, Kentucky.) The Dayton International Airport is also one of the nation's 10 fastest growing airports. The airport is also home to the annual Vectren Dayton Air Show.
Dayton International Airport handled 1,264,650 passengers in 2010 and made 59,573 combined take offs and landings in 2010.
Dayton ranked No. 76 in U.S. airport boardings in 2008. The airport serves direct flights to 21 markets.
It currently serves as the headquarters for US Airways Express carrier PSA Airlines. Dayton has emerged as an attractive destination for more airlines and more airline destinations in recent years, notably from low fare carriers. AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines have emerged as significant competitors at Dayton to the "legacy" carriers.
Expansion room exists, with plenty of open gates and even the entire Concourse D - the one formerly used by Piedmont Airlines and USAir for their mini-hub operation.
Dayton International is separate from Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport, a municipal airport south of the city in Springboro, Ohio that is also operated by the City of Dayton.