Around the Miami Valley
8:04 am
Thu December 29, 2011

Dayton International Airport Seeks $4.4Million for Upgrades

One of Ohio's larger airports is seeking $4.4 million in extra federal funding to help create more room for airlines to park their planes overnight.

Dayton International Airport also wants to tear down a concourse it hasn't used for almost 20 years.

The Dayton Daily News reports the upgrades would be paid for with the additional federal money, plus the airport's $2.7 million in regular annual support from the Federal Aviation Administration. The city of Dayton would chip in $375,000 from the airport's capital reserve fund.

An FAA spokeswoman wouldn't comment on the airport's chances of landing the extra federal funding.

Dayton aviation director Terrence Slaybaugh says having more space for airlines to park planes for morning departures would be good for the airport's current and future operations.