• Travelling from ITH

    Making arrangements to travel to and from the airport can be stressful. Whether you don’t have a car or would prefer not to spend money on long term parking, there are a number of convenient travel options for getting to and from the airport. The TCAT Bus System The Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) is Ithaca’s primary public transportation system.

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  • Where Do I Fly From ITH?

    ITH is your one-stop connection to over 650 global destinations through connecting hubs in Detroit, Newark, and Philadelphia via Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines respectively. You can connect to flights to any global destination from these hubs—you can fly to destinations in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East directly from Ithaca! In order to make your travels easier,

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  • 10 Tips for Flying With Kids

    Traveling with children can be a stressful process. If it is their first time in an airport or on a plane, they may act up or cause a disruption during the flight. To keep the trip running smoothly, it’s important to have your kids behave and cooperate. Here are some tips to keep your kids occupied and pacified: Plan ahead:

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  • Employee Profile—Dustin Potter

    Meet the newest member of the ITH firefighting operations crew: Dustin Potter. Since January 30th, Dustin has trained daily with the crew and learned more about how to keep the airport up and running. Though he does not specialize in any one thing, he is a fast and eager learner and would like to learn how to weld. He loves

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  • Keeping the Runways Clear at ITH

    Last winter, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport was the only airport in Central New York to avoid cancellations caused by snowy conditions. This accomplishment was due, in part, to the efforts of our dedicated firefighting operations crew. Our team is composed of ten individuals who are trained in both operational maintenance and firefighting, and they work hard to keep the runways

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  • The TSA Introduced an Advanced Image Technology (AIT) Machine at ITH

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) introduced the latest checkpoint screening technology equipment at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) today.  With the addition of the new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machine at ITH, the airport is able to further strengthen security for passengers flying out of Ithaca. AIT Technology is designed to enhance security by safely screening passengers for metallic and non-metallic

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  • Tips for Flying Out of ITH

    Whether you are flying for a vacation or business trip, air travel can be a stressful process. You have to plan your trip, pack your suitcase to just under fifty pounds, get to the airport and  through security, and find your terminal at least half an hour before your flight is ready to board. ITH wants to make this process

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  • How to Become an Airport Firefighter

    The firefighting crew at Ithaca Tompkins Regional is responsible for maintaining the airport’s facilities and being ready to handle an emergency at any time. In addition to their airport operations work, they regularly run training drills to practice for real emergencies that could happen. In order to take on such an important position, new members must undergo rigorous physical fire

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  • Meet the ITH Team – Wayne Stuttle

    A member of the operations crew for six years, Wayne Stuttle specializes in fabrication and welding. Although he is a member of the operations crew, he runs his own small business on the side, focusing on welding, fabrication, and construction for farming equipment. Before joining the Ithaca Airport crew, he worked as a volunteer firefighter in Scipio, NY, and for

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  • Now Hiring! – ITH Airport Terminal Services Coordinator

    Due to a pending retirement, Tompkins County is recruiting for an Airport Terminal Services Coordinator at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. This is a full-time 40-hour per week position and is benefits eligible. This is a professional and technical position relating to the development of customer service together with local safety of all phases of airport terminal operations. This position will

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  • ITH Receives SOARs Senate Grant For Revitalization Project

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport has been awarded a $250,000 Statewide Opportunities for Airport Revitalization (SOARs) grant from New York State Senators Pamela Helming and James Seward last Friday. As part of the SOARs program, ITH will receive funding to upgrade and promote the airport throughout the Tompkins County region. Senator Helming stated that the airport is “critical to Tompkins County’s continued

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  • Morning Congestion Travel Advisory

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport would like to advise that, due to early morning traffic congestion, passengers traveling on the early morning flights should arrive one and one half hours before their flight for domestic flights and approximately two hours before their flight for international flights. The additional time is needed due to three fights departing at 6:00 a.m., increasing the potential

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  • Employee Profile- Tom Warner

    Tom Warner has been a member of the Ithaca Airport’s operations and firefighting crew for fifteen years. A retired veteran, he was stationed in Germany in 1982 before returning to serve as a combat engineering instructor with the Reserve. He has also served as the chief of the Dryden fire department, worked in the Cargill salt mine, and managed the

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  • Can I Bring My Pet On A Flight?

    Flying with Pets According to the ASPCA, approximately 37% of all Americans own either a cat or a dog. Our pets are a huge part of our lives, and we love to bring them with us wherever we go. In order to keep your pet safe, airlines have created specific instructions for bringing your furry friends on your next flight.

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  • First African-American Female Stewardess to Fly from ITH to New York City in 1958

    In 1958, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport had the distinct honor of hosting the first African American female stewardess on a flight to New York City. After Ruth Carol Taylor received her degree in nursing, she decided to become an airline stewardess, defying the racial biases upheld by many airlines. Taylor first applied to Trans World Airlines; after her rejection, she

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  • 2nd Landing Café Receives Glowing Review

    Yesterday, the 2nd Landing Café, located inside Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, received a very positive review from a happy customer. While traveling with her family out of ITH, Deb Hover bought some food from the café during a delayed flight. She was delighted by owner Kristine Sweeney’s prompt and friendly service: “she said she would have the food delivered to

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  • Dewey Neild Photography Exhibit at the ITH

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is currently hosting a photographic art series featuring local photographer Dewey Neild. The exhibit features natural waterfalls and gorges prominent in Tompkins County, including Ithaca’s own Upper Cascadilla Falls, Ithaca Falls, images of Fall Creek. Each photograph is framed and available for purchase at the airport. An Oswego native, Neild has worked as a commercial,

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  • Meet the ITH Team – Mike Drake

    Mike Drake has been a member of the firefighting and operations crew for eleven years. Before joining the airport crew, he worked in construction, providing him with valuable carpentry and painting skills. While he does not have a favorite job on site, Mike prefers shooing birds off the runway and anything that allows him to travel around. He enjoys having

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  • TSA Carry-On Restrictions

    When packing your bags for an upcoming flight, it is important to decide what to bring with you to your destination. Certain items have been restricted or regulated by the TSA to prevent any accidents or injuries on flights. While most restricted items are confiscated at airport security gates, it is important to recognize what not to bring in order

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  • A Year In Review – 2016

    It’s hard to believe that we are already 5 days into the new year! As we launch into 2017, we would like to remember the successes and exciting moments we experienced. We got a makeover! After closing the airport this past July to resurface the runway, Ithaca Airport is looking better than ever. Our work to repave the runways was

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