WASHINGTON, D.C. – New federal resources have been awarded to the Dayton International Airport. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a grant to the City of Dayton for improvements at the Dayton International Airport. Last month, Brown urged FAA to support the airport’s funding request.         

“Dayton provides important travel services to Dayton-area businesses and visitors,” Brown said. “This funding will improve the safety and efficiency of the airport so it can remain a reliable option for air travelers in Southwest Ohio.”

The airport will receive a $4,192,110 grant to be used remove the airport’s Concourse D structure, expand Concourse C, increase over-night aircraft parking, add apron parking for diverted aircraft travel, and facilitate improved efficiency of the gate. These improvements will help previous safety issues and will accommodate Southwest Airlines, the airport’s newest carrier. The total cost of the project will be $7,500,000.

A copy of the letter can be found here.