Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Receives Federal Funding For Renovation

Federal Funding Awarded as Part of FAA Program

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. This entails phase 2 of construction, including the completion of a new concourse for arrivals and departures, and new jet bridges to contribute to the 6 gates that will operate at ITH. The new developments add almost 20,000 square feet to the facility, bringing the total to 50,500 square feet.

Here at ITH, updates and upgrades are being completed in order to satisfy the growing economy. According to Senator Schumer, “Business at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport has taken off, people are choosing to fly out of Ithaca, and carriers are taking notice. These federal funds will go a long way to create a world-class facility right here in Tompkins County that will encourage continued growth.” We are grateful to representatives such as Tom Reed, who have shown great dedication to ITH’s improvement. Tompkins County Legislature Chair Martha Roberson said, “Congressman Reed has been an active supporter and advocate of our critical airport infrastructure renovation. He understands how crucial this project is for Tompkins County’s residents and visitors, and for our entire economy.” According to Airport Director Mike Hall, “This federal grant award completes funding for our airport infrastructure project.” We look forward to what’s coming here at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport!

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