Dayton International Airport

PSA Airlines

Dayton International Airport says PSA Airlines, a subsidiary of the former US Airways and now part of American Airlines, will break ground Thursday on a $14 million expansion at the airport. The expansion is a new 69,000 square foot hangar that will house aircraft and act as an engine parts storage facility for the regional carrier. Earlier this year PSA finished building a 7,500 square foot operations control center.

Vandalia-based PSA Airlines will soon be in the market for hundreds of new employees. President Keith Houk says the regional carrier is adding more than 900 jobs in Dayton, Akron, Charlotte and Knoxville.

Positions include pilots, flight attendants and other maintenance and support staff.

PSA has been in the Dayton region for 25 years. As a wholly owned subsidiary of US Airways it operates under the name US Airways Express. Eventually that will change to American Eagle as the US Airways, American Airlines merger progresses.