• Mike Hall Speaks at Tompkins County Naturalization Ceremony

    On Wednesday, November 6th, Airport Director Mike Hall helped welcome and congratulate 29 new United States Citizens into Tompkins County. The ceremony took place in the Tompkins County courthouse, which was packed with petitioners, families, friends, and community members. The ceremony featured music by Johnny Russo and London McDaniels, along with speeches by Tompkins County Legislator Mike Sigler and Mike

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  • 25-Year Old Time Capsule Found Amidst Airport Construction

    During the early stages of the construction of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH)’s new terminal, the construction crew discovered a time capsule that had been buried within the previous terminal’s wall during the 1994 renovation. The time capsule, looking slightly deformed, included contents such as the program from the May 21, 1994 Grand Opening Ceremony, photos of then- ITH staff,

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  • ITH Launches 2019-2020 Photo Contest

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is looking for photographers of all levels to submit their photos that represent Ithaca, NY! The primary purpose of the contest is to select the top ten photo submissions and display them in the new terminal, which will be open and fully functional in January, when the gallery will be installed. Most of the construction

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  • ITH Featured in October 2019 Edition of Business View Magazine

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is featured in the October 2019 edition of Business View North America, as part of their series on best practices of regional airports! The article beautifully highlights the past, present, and future of ITH, using several quotes from Airport Director, Mike Hall. The article is titled “The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport – An Economic Powerhouse”,

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  • International Air Traffic Controller Day

    Sunday, October 20th was International Day of the Air Traffic Controller, marking the anniversary of the IFATCA (International Federation of the Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations), which was founded in October of 1961. The day also celebrates all the men and women around the world, often referred to as ‘Guardians of the Sky’, who work to help make air travel the

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  • ITH Becomes First Airport to Use Ag Leader Technology in Plows

    The weather of Upstate New York, especially in the winter months, can be unpredictable and messy. Running an airport in such weather can be a tricky and laborious task. As technology continues to advance, opportunities to work smarter and more efficiently in snowy conditions are arising. ITH has capitalized on these advancements, adopting technology not from the aviation industry, but

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  • An Evening Celebration of Aviation Recap

    On Friday, September 13th, the aviation community came together to honor and remember Ithaca native David Fairbanks, a recent inductee into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame. His friend, Tom Appleton, spoke of his fond memories with David during their career together in aviation. All proceeds of the dinner benefited the future endeavors of the Ithaca Aviation Heritage Foundation. Guests were

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  • Airport Community Day 2019 Was A Success

    Despite a dreary start to the morning, over 300 runners ran the Runway 5K, and hundreds more came throughout the morning to enjoy a pancake breakfast at East Hill Flying Club, check out cars and firetrucks, test out some delicious desserts at the Rotary Club Bake-Off and watch the B-17 take flight! Check out some of the highlights from the

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  • 5 Reasons to go to Airport Community Day

    On Saturday, September 14th, the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will open its doors, and its runway, to the whole community! All the activities we have planned are sure to make for an amazing day, so if you’re not ready and excited yet, we’re here to remind you that there is a LOT to be excited about! Bring the whole family

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  • An Evening Celebration of Aviation

    Come celebrate aviation by honoring one of aviation’s finest, David Fairbanks, and the one-year anniversary of Tommy’s flight, all while dining under the wing of a B17! Tours of the B17 will be available during the event. David Fairbanks, an Ithaca native, was recently inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame for his many aviation achievements. Proceeds go towards continued

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  • History of the B-17 Aluminum Overcast

    In anticipation of the B-17’s soon arrival to ITH, we thought we’d provide you with a little history behind the spectacular WWII aircraft!

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  • 5 Things to do in Ithaca

    Whether you are visiting Ithaca for a mid-summer vacation or call this beautiful region of New York State your year-round home, there are plenty of things to do here during these warm months!

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  • ITH Construction Update: Progress! And Shortly Perfection

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is looking a little different lately, we are building the airport of the future! Our construction crew has been doing an outstanding job with the progress on ITH’s construction, making huge advancements daily. From the entryway to upgrading our energy system, ITH is updating just about everything to make your experiences flying with us the

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  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Receives Federal Funding For Renovation

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is excited to announce that ITH is the recipient of $10 million in federal funding as part of a U.S. Department of Transportation grant, and the FAA Airport Improvement Program. The federal funding received will go towards further updates and expansion efforts as part of the $24.7 million dollar renovation.

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  • Going Somewhere? ITH Can Take You!

    ITH is your one-stop connection to over 750 global destinations through connecting hubs in D.C., Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Detroit via Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and American Airlines respectively.

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  • Announcing a Third Daily Flight From ITH to D.C.!

    Here at ITH, we are thrilled to announce the addition of a third daily flight from ITH to D.C. with United Airlines! Starting April 29th, the third nonstop flight is available daily from ITH to IAD.

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  • Phase 2 of Construction is Underway at ITH!

    See what’s changing at ITH! Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is excited to report that the second phase of construction is underway. Phase 2 includes demolition, reconstruction, and updates to many areas of the airport that passengers will utilize.

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  • ITH Hosts Airport Microgrid Summit

    Earlier this month, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport hosted the Airport Microgrid Summit with Rocky Mountain Institute. With the mission of building a solar powered airport of the future, the conference discussed the challenges and opportunities associated with developing a microgrid at ITH.

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  • Contract Awarded for Phase 2 of Construction at ITH!

    We are excited to announce that Streeter Associates, of Elmira, NY, has been awarded the construction contract for the second phase of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport terminal expansion project. Tompkins County Legislators, by unanimous vote, awarded Streeter the contract for its submitted bid of $18,276.000. (Legislator Deborah Dawson was excused.) Phase 2 of the project involves elements including renovation

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  • ITH Awarded $1.5 Million Grant for Shared Fuel Facility

    On Wednesday, February 20th, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that $23.6 million will be awarded to 31 airports statewide under the State Aviation Capital Grant Program in support of airport modernization, operational improvements, and safety enhancement projects. The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) is set to receive $1.5 million to construct a new shared vehicle and aircraft fuel facility. “The Ithaca

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