• Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Hails Return of Continental Connection

    ITHACA, NEW YORK, 6 October, 2008 at 2:15 p.m. – The return of Continental Connection, with four daily flights scheduled from Ithaca to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), was the highlight of a community celebration held today at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. The flights will be operated as Continental Connection by CommutAir using De Havilland Dash 8 Q200 equipment. Community

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  • New Air Service and Jet Service

    Last week, the Business Travel Coalition issued a report on the economic fallout from sky rocketing fuel costs saying that at least 150 airports were in danger of seeing some cutbacks by carriers now serving them. In a few cases, airports could lose all of their service. Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport was on this list. However, the small airport that’s

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  • Airport Secures Over $7 Million in Federal Grant

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport announced today its receipt of a substantial federal grant for safety upgrades and improvements. “We are delighted to receive a $ 7,621,250 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to complete Runway Safety Area improvements, remove obstructions (trees and shrubs) from around the airport and to complete Phase III of the

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  • Local Flight Instructor Honored by FAA

    David St. George, the chief pilot and chief instructor at East Hill Flying Club, was recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration and awarded Flight Instructor of the Year for the eastern region (one of six national regions) for 2008.  The award is part of the national General Aviation Awards Program, which is a cooperative effort between the FAA and industry sponsors

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  • Taughannock Aviation Opens New Hangar

    Taughannock Aviation Corporation (TAC), the fixed base operator (FBO) for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, is completing a major new facility that will cap over a decade of growth and facilities expansion. TAC owners, staff, airport manager Bob Nicholas, Airport Services Board members and Doug Levine of the Tompkins County Chamber held a news conference and ribbon cutting that discussed TAC’s

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