• Shared Travel Destinations from ITH Airport

    Did you know the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport can connect you to over 650 global destinations? We held a “Where Have You Traveled?” Facebook contest to see where our patrons have flown to from Ithaca. We received over 20 responses which included beautiful pictures of vacation destinations, and the winner was awarded a $250 Travel Voucher to use on their next

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  • Why Regional Airports are Convenient

    Flying Out of Your Local Airport Versus Traveling to a Major City The city of Ithaca, with its stellar colleges, breathtaking gorges, and bustling businesses is a thriving metropolis located in the middle of Central New York. Compared to other cities, it can seem as though Ithaca is an urban hub located off-the-grid. Even Ithaca “townies” admit that it can be pretty tedious to

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  • Delta Restores Full Services Between Detroit and Ithaca

    Beginning November 5th, 2017, Delta Airlines will resume their late night and early morning services between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH). Reservations are now available with a full schedule being posted. This revamping to Delta’s Detroit services comes after these flights were temporarily canceled in September to allow Delta’s planes to remain overnight in Detroit. 

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  • New security measures being phased in at all Upstate New York airports

    TSA raising aviation security baseline with stronger domestic security measures. The new procedures require travelers to place all personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening and are designed to address the current terror threat by raising the baseline of aviation security.

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  • Employee Profile – Kent Wright

    A recent graduate of the fire academy, Kent has been a member of the ITH fire team for one-and-a-half years. In addition to his position on the fire team, Kent is also a mechanic.  His favorite part of working at ITH is running training drills, as it reminds him of his time at the academy. Before joining the ITH fire

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  • Ithaca Airport Runway 5k

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport hosted our annual Airport Day on Sunday, September 17th, bringing together the community for a day full of all you can eat pancakes, hot air balloon rides, and of course our Runway 5k! Josh Nalley, the Fire Chief and Aiport Deputy Director of Operations, said, “The Runway 5k turnout was great this year, and we’re

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  • Temporary Changes to Delta’s Detroit Schedule at ITH

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is experiencing temporary changes to our Delta flights. Starting this October, Delta’s early morning flight from Ithaca to Detroit, and late night flight from Detroit to Ithaca have both been removed from the schedule.

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  • United Airlines Brings Jet Service to Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    Something exciting is happening this October at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH)! United Airlines will serve ITH with Embraer 145 jet aircraft (ERJ 145) as part of a service upgrade program. These 50-seat jets will replace the existing 37-seat turboprop planes to accommodate increased passenger demand at ITH. With the introduction of the ERJ 145s, ITH will now have an

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  • September Meeting for FLX Women in Aviation at ITH

    There will be an organizational meeting of the Finger Lakes Chapter of Women in Aviation International on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Training Room of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Administration Building, 72 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY.   Women in Aviation International (WAI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and

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  • ITH Seeking Volunteers For October Disaster Drill

    *** As of October 3, we have reached our quota for volunteers to act as victims. Thank you for your continued support! Do you need to practice for your big debut as an extra for the next box office hit action movie? Or are you looking to learn more about what being a first responder is all about? The Ithaca Tompkins

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  • Employee Profile—Kerry Van Etten

    Kerry has worked on the ITH fire crew for four years, and has recently returned after a five-year term as a 911 dispatcher. He specializes in mechanics, and is responsible for fixing the trucks and equipment around the airport. Before joining the firefighting operations crew, he worked as a mechanic at a Dodge dealership in Geneva, NY and earned a

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  • What to Expect During Your First Flight

    Preparing for your first flight can be a stressful time. Be advised: you are not the only one afraid to fly. Studies show that 18.1% of passengers are anxious about flying for the first time, and 12.6% say they are afraid. If you have anxiety about an upcoming flight, here are some tips you can take to calm your nerves

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  • Air Travel Stretches to Make Your Flight More Bearable

    Do you have pain when flying? Are you always uncomfortable and anxious to get off the plane? Try out these six simple travel stretches while sitting in your plane seat! Increase blood and oxygen flow, reduce stiffness, and enjoy flights more with these stretches.

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  • Employee Profile—Jeremy Peterbaugh

    Deputy Chief Jeremy Puterbaugh is the longest-serving member of the ITH fire and operations crew—he has been on the crew for 19 years! Before joining the ITH crew, he worked in the line service for Taughannock Aviation as an aircraft fueler and line technician. His primary jobs at ITH include fire training as the Municipal Training Officer (MTO). Jeremy oversees the training

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  • American Airlines Outstanding Employee Review

    At Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH), we pride ourselves on the excellent service with which our employees provide our beloved customers. Nate is the AA night Customer Service Supervisor at ITH and goes above and beyond to satisfy our customers.

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  • 5 “Cool” Places You Can Go via ITH and PHL

    Ready for a vacation? Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) has you covered! With more than 650 global destinations, you are only two stops away from the getaway trip of your dreams. Whether your ideal vacation is exploring a vast forest on the Pacific Northwest coast or sitting on a beach surrounded by crystal clear water on the tip of a Mexican peninsula, ITH has countless travel opportunities that await.

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  • Employee Profile—Cheryl Dean

    Cheryl has been the Accountant Clerk Typist at ITH for three years. When you call ITH with any inquiries, she is the friendly voice on the other side of the phone who will answer any questions you might have about travelling through ITH. She is also responsible for managing the airport’s accounts and correspondences, the rewards card program, filing, and

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  • What To Do In Ithaca?

    Although Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is the Southern Tier’s hub for connecting flights to Philadelphia, Detroit, and Newark, the majority of our incoming passengers stay in Ithaca after they land. Whether you are here as a student, on business, or just to get away for the weekend, Ithaca has lots of great things to do during your stay. Here are a few of ITH’s favorite places to visit.

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  • Hats Off to American Airlines! – A Praise from Mike Hall, ITH Director

    “Many of us have regretted the day that US Airways, now American Airlines, switched their east coast hub from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. Pittsburgh and Ithaca were both highly reliable airports, free of the weather and traffic issues that make Philly so challenging. After the switch, there was a time when “everyone had a Philly story” and most weren’t good!  But

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  • What is your Vacation Personality?

    What is your vacation personality? A quiz brought to you by ITH Airport and CNYCentral.com. Take the quiz for a chance to win $250 gift cards from Delta and American Airlines! Make sure to fill out the survey at the end. Share with a travel buddy! #travelpersonality Take the Quiz here.

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  • Employee Profile—Tyrone Nelson-Fish

    After working for nine years as a Delta representative, Tyrone Nelson-Fish is Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport’s new Airport Terminal Services Coordinator. He works with the airlines, airport personnel, and staff to make sure passengers have an easy flight. Having worked in customer service for twenty-one years, he is passionate about giving the passengers who come through ITH a positive experience;

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  • Parking at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    Parking Perks at ITH Parking at ITH was designed to be easy. The parking lots are just a short walk away from the main terminal, meaning you don’t have to take a shuttle to check-in. The lots are safe, secure, and usually never full. You will have plenty of spaces to choose from, and no confusing parking garages to navigate!

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  • Employee Profile – Matt Muraca

    Matt Muraca has been a member of ITH’s firefighting and operations crew for two and a half years. In addition to his firefighting and maintenance skills, he specializes in carpentry. He still works part-time for a residential construction firm that he worked in with before coming to ITH. When working at the airport, he enjoys fire training drills and taking

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  • Traveling to and 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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  • ITH Wins Award for New Paved Runway

    ITH and our contractor, Suit-Kote, won the Asphalt Pavement Showcase Award by the New York State Construction Materials Association for paving the ITH Runway project earlier this summer. Congratulations to all who helped with this project!

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  • Meet the ITH Team – Fritz Hess

    A member of the operations and firefighting crew for over ten years, Fritz Hess is responsible for the airport’s routine maintenance. On a typical day, he clears the runway, checks the pavement, inspects the runway lighting, and works with the animal control team. Occasionally, he gives tours to visiting school groups, educational programs, and incoming visitors to the airport. Before

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  • Employment Opportunity – ITH Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician Trainee

    We are looking for applications to hire an Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician Trainee. Apply here. TITLE: Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician and Trainee SALARY: $18.75 2017 Hire Rate LOCATION: Tompkins County Public Works Department – Airport Division TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time provisional pending the next civil service examination. ISSUE DATE: 12/15/16 THE FINAL DATE TO FILE APPLICATIONS: 12/30/16 DATE THAT THIS

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  • How to Minimize Travel Stress During the Holiday Season

    With the holiday season coming into full swing, many people are getting ready to fly across the country to see their friends, spend the holidays with their families, or just take a relaxing vacation to somewhere warm. Although these destinations seem relaxing and exciting, traveling can be a bit of a hassle. When packing for a long trip, arriving at the

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  • 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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