• Moment of Movement: Giving Our Youth a Flying Start

    The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted families and employers in our community. As caregivers re-enter the workforce, many are in need of immediate childcare assistance. The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH) and the Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons are pleased to announce Moment of Movement: Giving Our Youth a Flying Start, a fundraiser to benefit United Way of Tompkins County and the Ithaca Youth Bureau. All proceeds will provide childcare and enrichment activity resources to families as well as help employers retain their workforce.

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  • Pilot Profile – Eric Hummel

    We have one more very exciting Pilot Profile – Eric Hummel, Executive Director and Chief Flight Instructor at The East Hill Flying Club! For Eric, airplanes and flying have been a central theme in his life since he was a young boy. His father had a friend who was a Private Pilot, and he took Eric for his first airplane

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  • Pilot Profile – Art Muka

    Our celebration of aviation will come to a close with our final ‘Pilot Profile’. Last but not least, we’re featuring Art Muka, Professor Emeritus of Entomology at Cornell University and longtime member of The East Hill Flying Club! Art’s aviation experience started during World War II, when he volunteered in the V-5 Naval Aviation Cadet Program. He was a naval

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  • Happy National Aviation Day!

    Happy National Aviation Day! Believe it or not, Ithaca, New York has a deep history with aviation. If you live in or frequently visit Ithaca, you may be aware that our airport, the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH) has been in business since the 1950’s. However, aviation in Ithaca and neighboring towns dates back to the very early 1900s. In

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  • Pilot Profile – Mike Hall

    Today, in our continued celebration of National Aviation Day, we are highlighting our very own Airport Director, Mike Hall! Mike has a very rich history with aviation, including an amazing career flying for the United States Air Force. As a child in the 50s, Mike became fascinated with the bloom in aviation that began during WWII. The X Planes in

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  • Pilot Profile – Alex Torea

    Did you know that Wednesday is National Aviation Day? We’re celebrating by putting the spotlight on some impressive members of our thriving aviation community! There are countless pilots and aviation enthusiasts in the area, but we’re starting with Alex Torea. At age 27, Alex flies private jets for a living AND owns his airplane! Alex got involved in aviation at

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  • COVID-19 Travel Advisory

    The New York State Travel Advisory went into effect on June 25th with the intention of protecting New York’s successful containment of COVID-19. Designated states continue to be added and removed, with new mandates being regularly released to enforce the advisory. All travelers flying into New York State are expected to quarantine for 14 days if they have recently traveled

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  • What To Expect When You Fly In and Out of ITH

    As we begin to welcome more and more passengers back into our terminal, we want to be absolutely transparent about what we and our airline partners are doing to keep everyone safe. We also want to be very clear about what changes travelers can expect, and what is expected of travelers. If you are flying into ITH, please be aware

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  • Top 10 Social Distancing Activities in the Ithaca Area This Summer

    We’ve carefully reopened here in Tompkins County and daily life is slowly starting to feel somewhat normal. Restaurants are opening for indoor and outdoor seating, many retail stores are open for in-person shopping, and everyone’s hair is back to its desired length! Although many beloved activities are back on the table, social distancing and mask wearing remains a priority, as

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  • Why Is An Airport Essential?

    The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH) is very quiet these days.  Only a handful of flights are coming in and out per day.  But our cleaners are still cleaning, TSA workers are still screening, airline employees are working, and rental cars are available.  Why? Despite the current travel restrictions, essential travel is still permitted.  Medical workers are flying throughout the

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  • Messages From Our Airline Partners

     Delta  CEO Ed Bastian has released several messages detailing the specific steps that Delta has taken to ensure safety for passengers and employees. The latest message also mentioned how Delta is helping in the fight against COVID-19, including the transport of medical supplies, repatriation flights, and free flights for medical volunteers to certain U.S. regions that have been significantly impacted

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  • ITH Communication Regarding COVID-19

    The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport’s leadership team is closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19 regionally and globally. Our team is doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our passengers and employees. At this time, Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH) is operating under normal conditions and working closely with airline partners to continue providing service and safe connections. The

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  • Health Tips for Travelers

    The coronavirus pandemic has raised concerns and restrictions for air travelers.  Here are some health tips you can use to reduce your susceptibility to cold and flu viruses Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

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  • GoFundMe Set Up to Help the Family of ITH Employee

    We are saddened by the news that, Karl, a member of our ITH family has suffered a devastating loss. If you would like to contribute to the family during this time, please click here.

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  • 2020 Client Appreciation Week

    Are you traveling in or out of our airport this week? Look for our client appreciation booth! Beginning January 15th  and ending January 17th we’ll be welcoming back students and thanking the community that travels in and out of the Ithaca Airport. Most travelers flying in and out will be seeing our newly renovated airport for the first time, as

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  • ITH Hosts First Business After Hours of 2020

    On Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport welcomed more than 200 community members for a Business After Hours and celebration of the newly renovated airport. The Business After Hours is a monthly networking event produced by the Tompkins Chamber of Commerce. The evening included food, drink, music, speeches, prizes and exclusive tours of the new airport. Remarks

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  • 2019-2020 Photo Contest Finalists

    Thank you to all who participated in our 2019-2020 photo contest! We had so many incredible photos to choose from. These 12 photos will be displayed as a gallery in the non-secure side of our airport, so anyone is welcome to come view them. We will release an announcement on Facebook and flyithaca.com when the gallery is installed. Please comment

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