• Meet the ITH Team – Josh Nalley

    As the head of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport’s operations and fire safety crew, Josh Nalley is responsible for keeping the airport running safely. He ensures the facilities are ready for takeoff and landing, keeping the runway clear and preventing any potential accidents on site. Each day, he leads the crew in equipment maintenance and emergency preparation drills – specifically for fire

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  • Go Jets!

    Beginning in 2017, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will offer flights on American Airlines’ new Embraer 145 50-passenger jets. We are now the Southern Tier’s hub for flights to Philadelphia with American Airlines, Detroit with Delta, and Newark with United. With one-stop flights available to locations throughout the Northeast, flying out of Ithaca has never been easier or more comfortable! Our

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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned on all U.S. flights due to fire hazard

    The U.S. Department of Transportation banned all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones from transportation in the USA due to documented incidents of dangerous evolution of heat. A Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not be transported with a person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. To find out more information about a

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  • Meet the ITH Team – Tom Cooper

    Tom Cooper has served as a member of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport’s Fire Fighter’s crew for fifteen years. Before joining, he had previously worked in the Ithaca region as a truck driver and excavator. He began his position as a trainee before working his way up to a full-time member of the Fire Fighting crew. Since then, he has enjoyed coming

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  • ITH Plans for Potential Emergencies

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport conducted its required Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Table Top Meeting last Friday, October 14th. A “Table Top” is a meeting to discuss a simulated emergency situation. The FAA requires the airport to conduct such training throughout the calendar year to keep our Part 139 Certification current. Our certification allows us to have regular schedule commercial aircraft fly

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  • American Airline’s Will Consolidate the Region’s Flights out of ITH

    American Airlines will consolidate the region’s flights out of ITH in an continued effort to increase service and create more convenient schedules for customers. This is due to our strong market share in Tompkins County. The overall American Airlines business strategy will be to reduce peak-time air traffic at PHL, ultimately reducing delays. Find out more about American’s business move

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  • Fire Training at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    Airport Fire Fighters at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport go through extensive training to ensure safety for passengers and staff. Fire trucks are checked and tested daily by Airport Firefighters to ensure they are ready for immediate use, as well as checking that firefighting equipment meets FAA standards. Each month, the Airport Firefighters runs through multiple fire training drills to review firefighting and

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  • Hunter Rawlings Speaks of Airport’s Importance for Community

    Cornell University Interim President Hunter Rawlings speaking about the importance of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport for our community.

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  • “Life Lines” Exhibit at ITH

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is currently hosting an exhibit by local painter Roberta Estes. Entitled “Life Lines,” the exhibit features eleven new abstract pieces created within the first six months of 2016. Each painting represents an unbound space in which she felt free to explore her art. “These paintings helped me answer some questions I was struggling with,” Estes says.

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  • Join Us For Client Appreciation Week!

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport prides itself on maintaining excellent relationships with our passengers and on providing a safe, efficient, clean and enjoyable facility, which exceeds the expectations of our passengers. In order to do so, the airport must close for two weeks starting July 8th. We understand what an inconvenience this must be for passengers who rely on our

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  • 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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