Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Ithaca Tompkins Regional NY

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Inside ITHs Main Terminal

Last year, over 200,000 passengers were greeted at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH). Each year, ITH generates over $30 million for the local economy and nearly $456,000 in sales tax revenue. As a major international and national gateway to Cornell, Ithaca College, TC3 and other major employers, Ithaca Tompkins International Airport has three airlines, a fixed based operator (Taughannock Aviation Corporation), reliable ground transportation and a deep commitment to providing exemplary customer service. Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is a vital community asset located just ten minutes from Cornell and downtown Ithaca.


Our mission is to provide a safe, efficient, clean, and enjoyable facility which exceeds the expectations of the traveling public, the airport tenants, and other airport users.

  • History



    The first airport in Ithaca, also believed to be the second airport in New York State, was the Ithaca Municipal Airport, located near the inlet to Cayuga Lake, in an area that Cass Park now occupies. The Hangar Theatre made its home in the renovated municipal airport hangar right next to Cass Park.


    Historic Highlights

    Cecil Robinson began conducting aerial photography mapping for the government out of Ithaca Municipal Airport. His two four-place monoplanes became the cornerstone of Robinson Airlines at the end of the second World War. Shortly thereafter, Robinson Airlines was growing and their operation was moved to the new East Hill Airport, opened by Cornell University in 1948. Robinson Airlines became Mohawk Airlines in 1952.

  • Staff/Board

    Airport Management


    Mike Hall with his Mooney Model 20J

    Airport Manager Mike Hall took the controls of the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport in 2014.


    Ithaca Tompkins International Airport

    Michael S. Hall, Airport Director

    72 Brown Road,

    Ithaca, New York 14850


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    Josh Nalley, Airport Deputy Director – Operations and ARFF Chief

    Roxan E. Noble, Airport Deputy Director – Administration

    Tom Cooper, Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician

    Cheryl Dean, Account Clerk Typist

    Mike Drake, Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician

    Tyrone Fish, Airport Terminal Services Coordinator

    Fritz Hess, Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician

    Matt Muraca, Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician

    Dustin Potter, Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician

    Jeremy Puterbaugh, Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician

    Ryan Green, Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician

    Kerry VanEtten, Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician

    Tom Warner, Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician

    Kent Wright, Airport Fire Fighter/Operations Technician

    Air Services Board

    The Air Service Board (ASB) began first as an advisory board, formed by the leadership from Tompkins County Area Development and the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce. Initial functions prior to 9/11 included marketing, forecasting and carrier relationships.

    After September 11, the Tompkins County Legislature expanded the duties of the ASB to include ensuring increased entrepreneurship and agility of ITH. This included tasks of improving existing and attracting new air service, engaging customers, reviewing operations, maintaining on-going relationships with air carriers and stemming leakage to other airports.

    • Larry Baum, Chair, CEO, The Computing Center
    • David McKenna, Vice Chair, Tompkins County Legislator
    • Gary J. Stewart, Associate Vice President, Cornell University Community Relations
    • Alan Pedersen
    • David Prunty, Executive Director, Auxiliary Services, Ithaca College
    • Jennifer Tavares, President & CEO, Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
    • Katie Borgella, Commissioner of Planning & Sustainability, Tompkins County Legislature
    • Ed Lavigne, Lansing Town Supervisor
    • Heather D. McDaniel, President, Tompkins County Area Development
    • Ken Hodges, Demographer, Claritas