With stay-at-home restrictions easing in many parts of the country, many Americans are revisiting summer travel plans and choosing to fly once again.
As travelers return to Dayton International Airport, they may notice new protocols being followed to protect passengers and employees from the novel coronavirus. In addition to deep-cleaning procedures, Dayton International provides this list of some of the changes to expect.
All airport employees will wear face coverings whenever in the public areas of the airport. Most airlines are now requiring passengers to wear masks.
Security checkpoint lanes are wider and longer to allow for appropriate social distancing. TSA is allowing one liquid hand sanitizer container, up to 12 ounces per passenger, in carry-on bags until further notice. For more information, go to https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus.
All employees and passengers are asked to wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, to help stop the spread of viruses and germs.
The intensity and frequency of disinfecting hard surfaces and high-touch areas throughout the airport has been increased.
Hand sanitizer stations
Additional hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout the airport for passengers and employees.
Decals have been placed on the floor and throughout the airport to remind passengers to maintain a safe distance while waiting in lines.
Employees, guests, and passengers are asked to maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet at all times while at the airport.
Allow for more time
Travelers are asked to arrive two hours early for their flight to help reduce the number of passengers waiting at the TSA checkpoint at any one time.
Long-term lot charges begin at $9.95/day. The economy lot at $4.95/day remains open, with credit card only functions. The garage and short-term park & walk lot are also open. Please note, the DAYRider shuttles are temporarily not operating, to help maintain your safety. If you need assistance, please call 937-898-1555.
Inside the terminal, you will find the CNBC Store, which has an assortment of books and is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Wright Stop Travel Mart on concourse A is open Thursdays and Fridays, during Allegiant flights. The Great American Bagel restaurant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For information on flight status, it is suggested that passengers contact the airline directly. Airlines currently operating from Dayton International Airport are Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.
For more on Dayton International Airport, go to www.flydayton.com.