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Airport Information

Are you planning to visit Ithaca, New York, or just looking for some more information about the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport? Look no further!

  • About

    Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is a modern and convenient airport located in upstate New York. As the region’s main airport, it serves a growing number of domestic and international destinations, connecting travelers to major cities and popular tourist destinations. The airport offers a range of amenities and services, including a café, free Wi-Fi, charging stations, and ample parking. With personalized service and a stress-free travel experience, Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is the perfect gateway to adventure for both leisure and business travelers alike.

    In 2018, 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.

    In October of 2018, Governor Cuomo announced groundbreaking of a $24.7 million expansion project of the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport, which was completed in December of 2019. The project expanded the terminal by over 50 percent and added amenities such as a new Café and Bar, an outdoor seating area, more gates and jet bridges, an indoor playground, conference rooms, a pet relief area and more. A new U.S. Customs Facility was also part of the expansion project, transitioning the airport from regional to international. Once complete in the spring of 2020, the facility will be used for international general aviation flights, but ITH is now equipped for international commercial flights in the future.

    Other facility upgrades include major security enhancements, including the relocation and update of TSA baggage screening so that it is now compliant with post-9/11 security requirements, as well as an additional lane for passenger security to alleviate wait times. A solar canopy covered parking system was installed in the terminal parking lot, along with a new, translucent, curved top canopy structure along the front entrance of the airport.


    At the heart of our mission is a dedication to delivering unparalleled customer service and ensuring safe, efficient air travel for all. We are committed to upholding principles of sustainability and community engagement, always striving to make a positive impact on the environment and the communities we serve.

  • Local Attractions and Accommodations


    Welcome to Ithaca, one of the top places to visit and live in the nation. In Ithaca, we pride ourselves in being open, friendly and diverse. With world class events, foodaccommodations and renowned colleges such Cornell University (a member of the Ivy-League) and the nationally recognized Ithaca College, Ithaca is filled with fascinating people and opportunities.

    A small town with a big-city feel, Ithaca has something for people of all ages to enjoy, no matter the season. And that energy is something you have to be here to feel, so come visit to let us show you why “Ithaca is Gorges.” Whatever you choose to do VisitIthaca.com can help you plan your trip.


    Ithaca Tompkins International Airport Partners


    Just a 25-minute drive from ITH, you can visit Greek Peak Mountain Resort, central New York’s largest ski resort and valued partner of the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport. Greek Peak Mountain Resort was founded in 1958 and has remained at the leading edge of the ski industry with forty-four ski trails and eleven glades, six chair lifts, two surface lifts, a tubing conveyor lift, a beginners’ slope, and new and improved terrain parks. The four-season family resort is located in New York’s scenic Finger Lakes region, conveniently just 25 minutes from ITH. Under new ownership, the mountain has many new amenities and recent investments including The Lookout at Hope Lake, a stand-alone indoor/outdoor event space overlooking a beautiful lake and mountains, Carvers Steakhouse in Hope Lake Lodge, Trax Pub and Grill restaurant with an expansive 6,000 square foot deck in the main ski lodge, Waterfalls Spa, a quad chairlift, updated ski and board equipment in the rental shop, a state of the art ski and board tuning facility, and a new Campground at Hope Lake that debuted in Summer 2022 with 26 full service (water, electric, sewer) RV sites and another 15 Junior RV sites with water and electric access.

    Join in the fun any season at Greek Peak Mountain Resort!

    Ithaca Downtown Conference Center

    Discover the new Ithaca Downtown Conference Center! Perfectly situated near vibrant shops, hotels, restaurants, and attractions, this state-of-the-art venue offers over 15,000 square feet of versatile event space. Whether you’re planning a business meeting, conference, or special event, our dedicated onsite teams in sales, events, and culinary services are ready to ensure a seamless and successful experience. Beyond the boardroom, attendees can explore the natural beauty and open spaces of Ithaca, inspiring creativity and making each gathering more than just a meeting. The conference center embodies a commitment to enhancing Ithaca’s central city core. Learn more about their services at www.downtownithacaldc.org.

  • Events

    The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH) is committed to giving back to the communities it serves through fundraisers and other special events. Check out this page regularly for updates on events being hosted at ITH.

    Click here to see Past Events

  • Conference Rooms

    The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport offers three, all at the disposal of our community that are perfect for business meetings, presentations, and other events. Our spacious and comfortable conference rooms are equipped with all the necessary amenities to ensure a successful and productive gathering. From high-speed internet access and audiovisual equipment to comfortable seating and ample natural light, our conference rooms are designed to provide a professional and welcoming environment for your guests. And with convenient on-site parking and easy access to the airport terminal, hosting your event at the Ithaca Airport is both convenient and hassle-free.

    Any Tompkins County municipality may use any of the conference rooms free of charge. Scheduling still required.

    Small Conference Room

    The small conference room, located in our terminal by the Café, can comfortably sit one dozen people.

    Rate: $100/day and $50/half day

    Parking rates apply

    Large Conference Room

    The large conference room, located one door down from the small conference room, seats approximately two dozen people.

    Rate: $200/day and $100/half day

    Parking rates apply


    The third conference room is located in the Airport Administration building to the left when you enter the front door. This room can accommodate approximately four dozen people.

    Rate: $400/day and $200/half day

    Free parking


    Contact us today to learn more about our conference room options and how we can help make your next event a success.

    To reserve a conference room, email rnoble@tompkins-co.org or call (607) 257-0456

    Checks are the only accepted form of payment. Please remit all payments to: Ithaca Tompkins International Airport, 72 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY 14850


    And if you’re hosting an event or meeting at the airport, The Legacy by ARDM Cafe also offers catering options to ensure your guests are well-fed and satisfied. From sandwich platters to fruit trays and everything in between, their catering menu is designed to provide a delicious and convenient dining experience for any occasion. Contact them today to learn more about their catering options and how they can help make your event a success.

    Contact The Legacy Café

    (607) 319-0886


  • Fixed Base Operations

    Taughannock Aviation (Unicom 131.6)

    Taughannock Aviation offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the needs of private and general aviation travelers. Their state-of-the-art facilities and experienced team ensure a seamless and personalized experience for all visitors. Whether you require aircraft fueling, ground handling, hangar space, concierge services, or crew support, Taughannock Aviation is committed to delivering exceptional service and exceeding your expectations. Trust us to provide the highest level of care and attention to detail for your aviation needs at Ithaca Tompkins International Airport (ITH).

    Over 50,000 square feet of new hangar facilities and a 9,000 square foot FBO and new company headquarters. Since 1997.  Services include: arrival e-Concierge, local information, fuel programs, hangar accommodations, aircraft aesthetics, aircraft charter, aircraft management, ground support equipment, tie-downs, facilities & amenities, FBO software.

    66 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY 14850-1282
    Phone: (607) 257-7500
    Business Jet Services: 800-876-1551

    More information: www.flytac.com

  • Learn to Fly at ITH


    Are you interested in learning to fly? Look no further than the East Hill Flying Club, located right here at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport. Our experienced and knowledgeable instructors offer a wide range of flight training options, from private pilot lessons to instrument ratings and beyond.

    At the East Hill Flying Club, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality flight instruction in a friendly and welcoming environment. Whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned aviator looking to expand your skills, we have the resources and expertise to help you achieve your goals. And with access to a fleet of well-maintained aircraft, you can be sure you’re learning to fly on the best equipment available.

    In addition to flight training, the East Hill Flying Club also offers a variety of social and educational events for members, including fly-ins, safety seminars, and more. Becoming a member of the club is a great way to connect with other aviation enthusiasts and immerse yourself in the world of flying.

    So what are you waiting for? Take to the skies and start your journey as a pilot with the East Hill Flying Club at the Ithaca Airport. Contact us today to learn more about our flight training options and membership opportunities.

    East Hill Flying Club offers flight instruction and airplane rental. Join a group of friendly pilots.

  • Blog

  • Airport Emergency Contingency Plan

    The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport has prepared this Emergency Contingency Plan
    pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Questions regarding this
    plan can be directed to Roxan E. Noble, Airport Director, rnoble@tompkins-co.org. The Ithaca
    Tompkins International Airport is filing this plan with the Department of Transportation because
    it is (1) a commercial airport and (2) may be used by an air carrier described in USC 42301 (a)(1)
    for diversions.

    This plan describes how, following excessive tarmac delays and to the extent practicable, the
    Ithaca Tompkins International will:

    • Provide for the deplanement of passengers;
    • Provide for the sharing of facilities and make gates available at the airport; and
    • Provide a sterile area following excessive tarmac delays for passengers who have not yet
    cleared United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP).

    The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport does not have a United States Customs & Border
    Protection (CBP) presence to accommodate diverted international flights and strongly
    encourages aircraft operators operating international flights to contact the Fire Chief/Airport
    Deputy Director Josh Nalley, at (607) 266-2641 for prior coordination of diverted international
    flights, except in the case of a declared in-flight emergency. Specific facility constraints
    include the following: a lack of United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP) presence,
    aircraft handling capability is limited to the hours of airline employees and airline scheduled
    operations. In addition, the Air Traffic Control Tower hours of operation are 0500 until 2100.
    We have noted these constraints in the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport/Facility
    Directory record.

    Airport Information
    Name of Airport: Ithaca Tompkins International Airport
    Name and title of person preparing the plan: Roxan E. Noble, Airport Director
    Preparer contact number: (607)266-2645
    Preparer contact e-mail: rnoble@tompkins-co.org
    Date of submission of plan: June 1, 2022
    Airport Category: Large Hub * Medium Hub * Small Hub * Non Hub x

    Contact Information
    In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events, aircraft operators should contact
    the Airport Operations Shift leader at (607)592-5351 for assistance.

    Plan to Provide for the Deplanement of Passengers Following Excessive Tarmac Delays
    The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport does not own or operate any of the equipment
    needed to safely deplane passengers from air carrier aircraft and is, therefore, unable on its
    own to provide for the deplanement of passengers. Additionally airport personnel are not
    trained to assist in the deplanement of passengers using equipment owned or operated by air
    carriers or contract service providers. We will provide a list of airlines, ground handlers, the
    fixed base operator and others, who may have the necessary equipment and personnel to
    safely deplane passengers, to airlines as soon as practicable after receiving requests from
    such airlines experiencing excessive tarmac delays at the contact number listed above.

    Plan to Provide for the Sharing of Facilities and Making Gates Available in an

    The gates at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport are considered common use and are
    defined as such in all airport/airline use agreements. We direct our common use air carrier
    users to make gates and other facilities available to an air carrier seeking to deplane at a gate
    to the maximum extent practicable.

    Plan to Provide a Sterile Area for Passengers Who Have Not Cleared United States
    Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

    In the event that an international flight should divert to the Ithaca Tompkins International
    Airport we will coordinate with local CBP and law enforcement officials to identify suitable
    areas and procedures for establishing a temporary sterile area into which international
    passengers on diverted aircraft who have not yet cleared United States Customs and Border
    Protection can be deplaned. Once these efforts are complete, we will coordinate with local
    CBP officials to develop procedures that will allow international passengers who have not
    yet cleared United States Customs and Border Protection to be deplaned into these sterile
    areas to the extent practicable.

    Plan to Provide for Passengers on Diverted Flights when the Airline Does Not Serve the
    Ithaca Tompkins International Airport

    The airline will contact airport administration which will coordinate with tenant airlines and FBO
    to provide requested services. Flight deck and cabin crew will be expected to oversee their
    passengers in the departure lounge and act as liaisons for any required passengers services.
    Plan to Provide Food, Potable Water, Bathroom Facilities, and Medical Treatment
    The departure lounge is equipped with vending machines providing snacks, beverages and
    bottled water. There are bathroom facilities for men and women and each Airport Operations

    Technician is a fully trained Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). There are a minimum of
    two Airport Operations Technicians during normal airport operating hours (0430 – 2400). The
    Airport Operations Technicians will maintain a presence for all irregular operations. The airport
    staff will call for additional medical assistance if the required treatment is beyond their
    expertise or capabilities.

    In the event of a prolonged delay within the passenger departure lounge, the terminal café is
    capable of providing hot and cold meals and a variety of beverages. Outside of the normal
    café operational times, the owner can respond at short notice to provide the needed service.
    She may be reached through liaison with the Airport Operations Technician on duty. The TSA
    would need to be present to screen any items of food or drink entering the passenger
    departure lounge.

    Plan to Provide Security for Passengers Wishing to Leave the Sterile Area (Passenger
    Departure Lounge)

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) maintains a presence in the terminal for all
    scheduled airline operations, including delayed flights. The same TSA staff would provide
    oversight of activities within the passenger departure lounge, including oversight of
    passengers from diverted flights and delayed flights originating from Ithaca.
    In the event of departed flights returning to the gate or the arrival of diverted flights,
    passengers would be held inside the passenger departure lounge with the exit manned to
    prevent egress or it will be placed in the down position. The TSA will be immediately notified
    by the Airport Operations Technician and requested to provide coverage of the passenger
    departure lounge.

    In the event of a prolonged delay, and at the discretion of the TSA and the airline, domestic
    passengers only may be allowed to leave the passenger departure lounge to use the
    restaurant or other airport facilities, provided that they are properly screened upon re-entering
    the passenger departure lounge.

    Public Access to the Emergency Contingency Plan
    The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport will provide public access to its emergency
    contingency plan through one or more of the following means:
    • Posting in a conspicuous location on the airport website (http://FlyIthaca.com)
    • Providing notice of the availability of the plan on the airport’s social media accounts.
    • Posting signs in conspicuous locations in the terminals.
    • Advertising the availability of the plan in local newspapers of record.


  • 2019 Renovation

    The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport has made some big changes recently! We’ve expanded, modernized, and upgraded our amenities to maximize customer experience. Our $34.8 million project, which more than doubled the size of the terminal, was completed in December of 2019. With millions of dollars invested into the project, you may ask, what’s new? Click here to find out!

  • Social Media

    The Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is dedicated to providing our users with the best travel experience possible when flying to or departing from Ithaca, New York.

    Through our social media accounts, we offer valuable information and insights that can help you make the most of your travels at ITH. By following our accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn, you can stay informed about our latest events, news, and updates.

    On our Facebook page, you can engage with the Ithaca community, stay up-to-date with our latest news, and get inspired by the stunning photos and videos. Our Twitter account provides real-time updates on the latest news and events at the Airport, while our Instagram account features visually captivating photos and videos of the region.

    Our YouTube channel is home to exciting travel videos that showcase the best of Ithaca, from the stunning waterfalls to the charming downtown area. Finally, our LinkedIn page is the ideal platform for professionals to connect with us and stay informed about our latest business news and updates.

    We invite you to follow our social media accounts and become part of the #FLYITHACA community. By doing so, you’ll never miss out on the latest news and you’ll have access to valuable information that can help you plan your perfect trip.

    Please support us by sharing your favorite stories of arriving and departing from our airport. Whether its for work, school or vacation we want you to get the best of your trip and then share that with the world. Thanks for making ITH part of your journey! #FLYITHACA

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  • Terminal Advertising

    Advertising at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is a great way to connect with our community for a great value.

    As a popular travel hub in upstate New York, Ithaca Tompkins International Airport sees thousands of passengers pass through its terminals each year. And with Terminal Advertising, businesses have the unique opportunity to connect with these passengers and promote their products or services.

    Our Terminal Advertising program offers a variety of options for businesses looking to reach a captive audience. From digital displays to wall-mounted posters and custom signage, we offer a range of solutions to fit your needs and budget. And because our airport sees travelers from a diverse range of backgrounds, your message has the potential to reach a wide and varied audience.

    In addition to traditional advertising options, we also offer sponsorship opportunities for events and amenities throughout the airport. Whether you’re interested in sponsoring a charging station or partnering with us to host an event, we’re committed to working with businesses to create unique and impactful advertising solutions.

    At Ithaca Tompkins International Airport, we’re dedicated to providing our passengers with the highest level of comfort and convenience. And with our Terminal Advertising program, businesses have the opportunity to connect with passengers and promote their brand in a meaningful way. Contact us today to learn more about how your business can get involved in our Terminal Advertising program.

    Contact us for more information for pricing and advertising opportunities by calling 607-266-2643 or emailing cstephany@tompkins-co.org.

  • Hours

    Airport Terminal Hours: 3:30 am – 12:00 am. The airport passenger terminal is open to the public at approximately 3:30 AM and closes shortly after the last arriving flight, usually around midnight.

    Airport Hours: The airport runway is open 24 hours a day, but flights arriving overnight should call ahead to verify available services.

    Taughannock Aviation Services Hours: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm. Call (607) 257-7500 for late fly-ins.

    Recommended Arrival Time:

    Airlines recommend that passengers arrive at least 90 minutes prior to their departure time to be able to check in and complete the security screening process for an on-time departure.

    It is important to allow extra time so that everyone can get through the screening process in a timely manner to avoid flight delays.  For more information, please contact your airline.

  • Contact

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    Ithaca Tompkins International Airport Terminal (ITH)
    1 Culligan Drive
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    For directions to the passenger terminal visit Maps and Directions.

    Mailing Address:

    Airport Administration
    Ithaca Tompkins International Airport
    72 Brown Road
    Ithaca NY 14850


    For airline information, passenger paging, and baggage questions, please contact:

    Delta Airlines
    Reservations: 1-800-221-1212
    Baggage Service: 1-800-325-8224

    United Airlines
    Reservations: 1-800-864-8331
    Arrivals & Departures: 1-800-824-6200
    Baggage Service: 1-800-335-2247

    For other questions, please call:

    Airport Administration
    607-257-0456 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday

    Airport Advertising
    607-266-2643 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
    More information: Terminal Advertising

    Airport Parking Booth
    (607) 227-8060 24/7
    More information: Airport Parking

    Taughannock Aviation – Fixed Base Operator (FBO)
    The FBO provides a variety of general aviation services including aircraft charter, aircraft management, ground support equipment, tie-downs, A&P service and aircraft fueling.
    607-257-7500, or toll-free at 1-800-876-1551
    More information: www.flytac.com

    East Hill Flying Club
    An FAA approved (Part 141) flight school offering flight training and aircraft rental for their members.
    More information: https://flyeasthill.org/

    1 Culligan Drive
    Ithaca, NY 14850