• Ithaca Airline Limousine Offering Discount During Closure

    We will be closed for July 8, 2016 to July 23, 2016 so we can resurface the runway. During that closure Ithaca Airline Limousine has offered a blanket discount for ground transportation between Ithaca and Syracuse. Their round trip fare will only be $100 (reg. $130) and the one way fare will be $75 (reg. $85). You may reach them

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  • Scheduled Closure of the Runway

    Although the scheduled closure of the runway at Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport for resurfacing has been known to our airline partners for months, a reservation glitch allowed some flights to continue to be booked during the closure period. If you have a flight booked to/from Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport between the evening of Friday, July 8, 2016 and the morning of Saturday

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  • New Year, New Art Exhibit

    Starting the New Year off right, from January 1st 2016 until March 31st 2016, the Tompkins County Regional Airport will feature a new solo art exhibition by Ithaca, NY artist, Ivy Stevens-Gupta. Stevens-Gupta, an award-winning contemporary artist, will show ten new flight-inspired paintings in her exhibit titled “In Plane View: Skyscapes and Abstract Art Inspired by Aviation.” According to Stevens-Gupta,

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  • American Airlines comes to Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport

    The long awaited switch in service happened on Saturday, October 16th, when American Airlines completed its merger with US Airways. Passengers flying out of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will notice new signage at the ticket counter, but behind the scene there are profound changes intended to improve service.  Like a unified reservations system and a state of the art Operations

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  • Behind the Scenes: Mike Hall

    While he has been a part of the Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport family since 2014, it does not seem that way. As he arrives for work each day as the manager of the Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport, he greets everyone he sees with a friendly hello. Despite being responsible for all facets of airport operations, Mike always has the time to talk, helping

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  • Welcome to our new website!

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! Our new website, aside from being aesthetically pleasing, is more agile, interactive, and is easier to scan, read and navigate, enabling travellers to find what they need quickly. We encourage you to explore our website and check out it’s new features. Three Things You’ll Love: Arrivals/Departures – Keep

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  • “Tommy” – An American Heritage

    Tommy Come Home’ is a project of the Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the preservation of the rich aviation heritage of the Ithaca area. Ninety two years ago ‘Tommy’ has come home to be restored to flying condition and preserved as a symbol of Ithaca’s aviation heritage.  The Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation, Inc. (IAHF)

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  • Runway 5k Results

    On Sunday, June 21st, 2015 we held our first Runway 5k. We had 277 participants. A portion of the race registration proceeds will be donated to the SPCA of Tompkins County. View all race results. View more photos.

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  • Art at the Airport: Artist Spotlight on Barbara Harrison

    Here at the airport we like to welcome our visitors with temporary exhibits by regional artists. This spring we are pleased to have a show by artist Barbara Harrison, and we are sharing our interview with her below. Next time you are flying Ithaca be sure to take some time to view our latest exhibit. Tell me about your work?

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  • Wings, Wheels, and Runners at Ithaca Airport Day

    The popular Airport Day and Father’s Day Breakfast has expanded this year to include the first 5k on the runway. Joining forces on Sunday, June 21, 2015, the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Taughannock Aviation, and East Hill Flying Club have put together a roster of activities for the whole family. Airport day is open to the public and includes a

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  • Art at the Airport: Artist Spotlight on Heidi Lee

    Here at the airport we like to welcome our visitors with temporary exhibits by regional artists. This fall we are pleased to have a show by Ithacan Heidi Lee, and we are sharing our interview with her below. Next time you are flying Ithaca be sure to take some time to view our latest exhibit. Interview with Heidi Lee:  Tell

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  • City of Ithaca and Tompkins County Announce Renewable Energy Partnership

    In response to the announcement by Governor Cuomo of $94 million awarded for 142 large-scale solar energy projects across the state, Tompkins County and the City of Ithaca announce a renewable energy partnership that will generate solar power to meet a substantial portion of City government electricity needs, through a 2.4 million-watt solar array to be constructed on County-owned land

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  • Ithaca Airport Announces New Loyalty Rewards Program

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional airport launched a rewards program to benefit customers who utilize the airport. The new rewards program provides terminal patrons with parking discounts, food and beverage discounts at the café, and automatic entry in giveaways such as swag and even flight vouchers. “The airport provides a relaxing and convenient start to traveling, and with this new rewards program

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  • Michael Hall Appointed Interim Airport Manager

    The Legislature, by unanimous vote, confirmed County Administrator Joe Mareane’s appointment of Michael Hall as Interim Manager of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. (Legislators Mike Sigler and Nathan Shinagawa were excused.) Mr. Hall will serve as Interim Airport Manager following the retirement of Airport Manager Bob Nicholas July 31, after 25 years of distinguished service. Mr. Hall, an Ithaca native and

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  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Manager Robert Nicholas to Retire

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Manager (ITRA) Robert Nicholas announced this month that he will retire as manager of the airport following 25 years of service. Born in Oxfordshire, England, you’ve probably heard his distinctive accent from his many radio ads* for the airport over the years.  He became an American citizen in 1990. Nicholas is only the third airport manager

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  • ITH Launches “Are You With Us?” Marketing Campaign

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional airport launched a new marketing campaign that invites the business and leisure travel community to make flying out of ITH the first choice when making travel plans. This is part of efforts to keep planes full and to position ITH for new service and lower rates in the long term. The new initiatives include: An advocacy

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  • Air Traffic Control Manager Recognized

    Doug Lewis, manager of the Air Traffic Control Tower in Ithaca, was today presented with the 2013 “Manager of the Year” award in a special ceremony at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. Doug has been a controller in Ithaca since May 2001, previously recognized as Controller of the Year in 2005, and became tower manager in April 2007. Randy Walls,

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  • Ithaca Flight School Receives National Recognition

    Ithaca’s East Hill Flying Club just announced that it was one of only six flight schools in the country to receive the 2012 Flight Training Excellence Award from the 400,000-member Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Established sixty years ago, the club is based at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. David St. George, chief instructor and manager of the club,

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  • Call for Entries – Art in the Airport

    Ithaca, NY, August 2, 2012 – The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is hosting its third annual juried art show. The first place prize will be a $500 travel voucher good for flying in or out of ITH. The 2nd prize will be a $250 travel voucher and all other participants whose work is selected will receive one-time long-term parking vouchers

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  • Easy Travel to New York City

    United Airline’s daily flights to Newark New Jersey offer convenient and easy options to get into New York City: 1. Airtrain and NJ Transit Arrives every few minutes at the airport terminals $12.50 one-way ticket Arrives at NY Pen Station in about a half hour 2. The Newark Airport Express Bus Leaves every 15 minutes $15 one-way ticket or $25

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  • Record Passenger Numbers Continue for 2011

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport’s total passenger count for 2011 calendar year reached 242,493, topping 2010 totals just slightly, but still breaking records. Total enplanements topped 121,000 for the second year running. While there were 55 passengers less than the record 2010 enplanement total, more deplaning passengers were recorded, boosting total numbers. Overall, the airport handled more arriving and departing passengers

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  • Climate friendly skies offered by Sustainable Tompkins and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    In keeping with its innovative new Sustainable Master Plan and its goal to work towards eventual carbon neutrality, the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is teaming with Sustainable Tompkins to make the Finger Lakes Climate Fund available at the airport. Air travelers can use the airport-provided computer in the passenger departure lounge, or two additional stations in the airport installed by

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  • Airport Sustainable Master Plan Receives National “Airports Going Green” Award

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is being recognized with a prestigious national award for its Sustainable Master Plan. The Plan has been chosen as a recipient of the 2011 “Airports Going Green” (ASG) award, to be presented October 31, at the fourth annual Airports Going Green Conference in Chicago, IL. Announcing the award, Chicago’s Deputy Commissioner of Aviation for Sustainability, Amy

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  • Local Silent Film History Exhibits This Fall

    Discover local silent film history this fall with Romance, Exploits & Peril: When Movies Were Made in Ithaca, a multimedia exhibition at 8 locations in downtown, the surrounding area and the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. From Sat. Oct. 1 through Sun. Nov. 6. Exhibit Guides available everywhere soon and online atwww.ithacamotionpictureproject.org. Brought to you by Ithaca Motion Picture Project.

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  • Airport Ambassador Delivers “Amazing Service”

    Every so often, airport administration is made aware of an exceptional example of customer service at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, and every time, we take a moment out of our often busy days to make sure the employee responsible is recognized for his or her efforts. Regardless if the employee works directly for the airport, or is a contractor

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  • Airport Reaches Record Passenger Numbers

    A record 121,334 passengers departed the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport this year, more than 11% over 2010 figures and an all time airport record. The second highest year for enplaned passengers dates back to 1990 with 114,154 getting on commercial service flights. What’s more, load factors, or the percentage of seats filled on flights was reported to be 70.7 %

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  • Ithaca’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan Gains National Attention

    Airport Manager Robert Nicholas was recently asked to address the “Airports Going Green” Conference that was held November 15 through 17 at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Chicago’s “Miracle Mile.” The conference, hosted by Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Chicago Department of Aviation, was opened by Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, who confirmed the Obama Administration’s enthusiastic support of

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  • Outstanding Customer Service in Ithaca

    A recent e-mail from a very appreciative US Airways traveler led to the award and recognition of Michele Blanchard, a US Airways Customer Service Agent in Ithaca.  Michele’s exceptional personalized service went well beyond what any traveler might come to expect.  For that reason, US Airways and the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport are proud to announce our appreciation for her and the fine

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  • C&S Donates $1,000 to Tompkins County SPCA

    The C&S Companies donated $1,000 to the Tompkins County SPCA with a check presentation at the agency’s shelter on Hanshaw Road on Tuesday, January 5. C&S gave the donation as part of their work on a sustainable airport master plan for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. As part of the project, the firm conducted passenger, business, and pilot surveys in

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  • Airport Sustainable Master Plan Takes Off

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport has started its latest master plan update project with sustainability in mind.  The Federal Aviation Administration agreed to fund a “green” master plan which would be a first in the country.  In September, a kickoff meeting was held with stakeholders and the airport is well on its way to deloping sustainable concepts for future airport development.  The airport is

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  • Arcuri Announces Over $400,000 for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    ITHACA, NY  U.S. Rep. Michael A. Arcuri (NY-24) joined Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Manager Bob Nicholas today to announce $418,042 in funding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to acquire snow removal equipment. “I am pleased to present this federal grant which will enable Ithaca Tompkins Regional to continue to operate safely in all

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  • Arcuri Announces Over $400,000 for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    ITHACA, NY  U.S. Rep. Michael A. Arcuri (NY-24) joined Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Manager Bob Nicholas today to announce $418,042 in funding the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to acquire snow removal equipment. “I am pleased to present this federal grant which will enable Ithaca Tompkins Regional to continue to operate safely in all

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  • Ithaca Featured in US Airways Magazine

    US Airways Magazine features Ithaca in their promotional business series section of their in flight magazine this month. A press conference was held on Monday to highlight the piece that was produced with help from Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD). 15 full pages, including local advertising, were dedicated to the uniqueness Tompkins County enjoys as a great place to live

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  • 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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  • Free Wireless Internet Service Expands at Airport

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport was one of the first airports in the country to provide terminal-wide wireless access to the Internet for its customers. The program, which has been in effect since December 2003, has been operated by Ithaca-based Clarity Connect. Wireless equipped users will now be able to access the service anywhere within the terminal building free of

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  • ATC Promotions in Ithaca

    Midwest ATC Service, Inc., which provides Air Traffic Control services at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, has recently promoted Randy Walls to the position of Eastern Terminal Service Area, Area 1 Manager. Randy moves to the main office in Overland Park, Kansas from his position as Ithaca’s Air Traffic Manager. Doug Lewis, long time Ithaca Air Traffic Controller and 2005 Controller

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  • Ithaca Welcomes New York Teachers

    “There’s a special event in Ithaca this winter, and you’re the guest of honor”, boasts the IthacaLovesTeachers.com website, and the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is a proud sponsor of this unique event.  The local community and businesses have come together to celebrate New York’s public school teachers with entertainment, activities, family fun and discounts throughout the area.  During winter recess, February 17-24,

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  • Customer Service with a Smile

    US Airways Customer Service Supervisor Rachael Stout, was recently nominated and awarded airport employee of the month for outstanding customer service.  Rachael has worked for US Airways in Ithaca for over seven years.  During that time, she has worked through the many hardships the aviation industry has seen, as pointed out by US Airways Station Manager Bill Rocco, who nominated her.  He went on to

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  • Holiday Travel Packing Tips

    With the recent restrictions on packing liquids and gels in carry on luggage, and the increased travel expected for the holiday season, TSA has released the “3-1-1 on Air Travel” awareness program. Passengers can get the latest information on what items they may carry on-board an aircraft and how to properly pack them in preparation for the security screening process.

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  • TSA Adjusts Liquids Ban

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today it is adjusting its total ban on liquids, gels and aerosols effective Tuesday, September 26. There are two significant changes: Travelers will be allowed to carry travel-size toiletries (3 ounce or less) that fit comfortably in ONE quart-size, clear plastic, zip-top bag through security checkpoints. Travelers may also bring items,

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  • Flying Club Manager Earns Master CFI Accreditation

    The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of David St George, a resident of Ithaca and chief flight and ground instructor at East Hill Flying Club at the Ithaca Tompkins County Airport. Recently, David’s accreditation as a Master CFI (Certificated Flight Instructor) was renewed by NAFI, his professional aviation association. To

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  • Ithaca Airport at 50

    On July 1st 1956, 23 separate parcels, collectively known as the East Hill Airport, were conveyed by Cornell University to Tompkins County and the airport became the Tompkins County Airport (now known as the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport). On July 1st 2006 we mark the 50th anniversary of that purchase. In reviewing the title certification by the County Attorney at

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  • Flight Search Partner Best on Web

    FlyIthaca.com’s flight search partner Kayak.com recently announced that Entrepreneur magazine selected the travel search engine as the 2006 “Best Site for Airfare Shopping” in its 13th annual Business Travel Awards. Entrepreneur applauded Kayak.com for the benefits it provides to small business travelers including the fact that “By booking directly with the travel provider, small-business travelers can avoid paying service fees,

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  • Assisting with Hurricane Relief

    Northwest Airlines and US Airways are providing a way for Ithaca travelers to assist with hurricane Katrina relief efforts by donating frequent flier miles. For more details please visit the donation programs of NWA Worldperks or US Airways Dividend Miles.

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  • Calculating the Full Cost of Driving Past ITH

    To help travelers calculate the full cost of driving beyond Ithaca, FlyIthaca.com has an easy to use online travel calculator. The occasional savings on airfare is often washed away when considering the full cost of making the extra drive. The travel calculator starts with an estimate of how much a traveler feels their own time is worth. Using this as

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