• 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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  • Client Appreciation Week Recap

    Our 2020 Client Appreciation Week was a success! We handed out free baked goods and coffee courtesy of Ithaca Coffee Co., along with free swag items ranging from pop-sockets to luggage tags to reusable bags. Passengers flying in and out of ITH were also able to enter raffle for a $500 travel voucher, as well as leave comments about the

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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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  • Ithaca Tompkins International Airport Announces Completion of $34.8 Million Renovation

    Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is pleased to announce the completion of its $34.8 million modernization and expansion. The funding was granted in 2018 by Governor Andrew Cuomo, to whom ITH is very grateful. Without his initial funding and continued support throughout this renovation, ITH would not be able to continue promoting economic growth for the Southern Tier. This exciting redevelopment

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  • Ithaca Tompkins Airport Transitions From Regional to International – What Does It Mean?

    If you’ve been up to the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport recently, you may have noticed that the new signage says just that: Ithaca Tompkins International Airport. “Regional” has slowly been replaced with “international” inside and outside the new terminal – but what exactly does this mean? Direct airline flights to Paris? Not yet! Along with new gates, new jet bridges

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  • 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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  • Letter from 1994 Time Capsule

    In 1994, then-Airport Director Robert A. Nicholas wrote a letter to the future. Read it here!

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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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  • Quiz: Where should you travel to from Ithaca, NY via Charlotte, NC?

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) is gearing up to introduce our new non-stop service to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) on December 22nd. With weekly Saturday flights departing Ithaca around 9 am, traveling to CLT will connect you to so many international and national one-stop destinations.

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  • If you like Ithaca, you’ll LOVE Charlotte!

    ITH is gearing up to begin the new American Airlines service to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in a few short weeks! From endless attractions to beautiful scenery, Ithaca and Charlotte have more in common than you’d think. With weekly Saturday flights starting December 22nd, there’s just enough time to start planning your trip to Charlotte, NC!

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  • Are you ready for the new Weekly Service between Ithaca and Charlotte?

    ITH is happy to announce that a non-stop service to the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC will be introduced to our community on Saturday, December 22nd.

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  • ITH Customer Appreciation Days Nov 19 – 21

    Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Customer Appreciation Days Nov 19 – 21 As we approach the busiest air travel day of the year, we at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) would like to take the time to acknowledge what we’re most thankful for – all of you! As a small show of our gratitude for our incredible community, we will

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  • ITH Officially Breaks Ground on $24.7 Million Redevelopment Project

    On October 16, 2018, ITH kickstarted the $24 million renovations to transform from a regional airport, into an international hub.

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  • Celebrating new service from ITH to IAD!

    This past October 4th, the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport had the pleasure of inaugurating the non-stop service the Washington Dulles Airport. Take a peek at the exciting inauguration event and remember that now, all Finger Lakes residents can enjoy the perks of getting to the nation’s capital in only 90 minutes.

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  • Airport Day was a Success!

    If you were there this last Saturday September 15th, you know that we celebrated Airport Day and you definitely don’t need us to tell how successful it was! Saturday was a day filled with smiles and activities for the family. We got to say thank you personally to all the people that gave us such an amazing year -yourself included!-

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  • 5 Reasons to be Excited for Airport Day!

    This Saturday September 15th, the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will open its doors to the community to celebrate Airport Day! We have planned so many activities to make for one amazing day, and frankly, we’re so eager it was hard to narrow down the list of all the Airport Day activities that we are most looking forward too. But we managed to do it! Here are our top 5 reasons to be excited about this Saturday!

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  • Tips To Train for Ithaca’s Runway 5K

    Ithaca Runway 5k Ithaca’s annual Runway 5k race and Airport Day is coming up soon! Whether you’re a newbie to running or getting back into the game, preparing for a race can be intimidating. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) has collaborated with Infinity Athletics to give you some tips on training for the Runway

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  • Are You Ready For Airport Day?

    We’re counting down the days until our favorite day of the year — Airport day! It’s only a few weeks until September 15th, so you better have your party mood and running shoes ready!

    What is Airport Day? Airport Day is our way to give back to the Ithaca Community. We have put together some fun activities, including the Runway 5k, food, music and even airplane rides. So please come join us for a wonderful time. It’s open to everyone, the entry is free, and best of all, we will donate all the earnings to some of your favorite charities!

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  • Where to Stay in Washington D.C.

    With less than two months until the start of non-stop flights through United Airlines from Ithaca to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) on October 4th, it’s time to start your planning! One of the most important decisions to make is choosing a place to stay. This can be a difficult choice, as there are so many great neighborhoods and accommodation

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  • 90 Minutes Apart: How is Ithaca Similar to DC?

    At first glance, Ithaca and Washington D.C. might appear to be worlds apart. One is our nation’s capital, a metropolitan city boasting a population of nearly 694,000 people; the other is a college town with 31,000 full-time residents, aside from a seasonal population of students from Cornell University and Ithaca College. Ithaca is popular for its ‘gorges’ natural splendor, Finger

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  • Where Should You Go In DC? Take Our Quiz and Find Out

      As the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) gears up to introduce our new non-stop service to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), we’re giving you a chance to see where you’ll have your best time in our nation’s capital. Take our quiz to find out where you should go during your next trip down to D.C.! Service begins October 4th,

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  • 9 of the Best Transportation Options in Washington, D.C.

    Now that the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) is implementing a new, non-stop service to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), we’re sure many of you are planning to visit the iconic city of Washington, D.C. and need to be in the loop of the best transportation options available. Getting from the Washington Dulles International Airport to the heart of D.C.

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  • Why We’re Excited About the Washington Dulles Service

    Attention residents of Central New York and the Southern Tier: we heard you, we’re here to make your lives easier. Your local airport just got even better. Starting October 4th of 2018, United Airlines is implementing a new, nonstop flight service to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) from our very own Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH)! With quicker connections, more

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  • NEW Service from Ithaca (ITH) to Washington (IAD)

    Starting October 4th, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) will begin nonstop flights through United Airlines to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). With more reliability, inexpensive tickets, and increased connection to our nation’s capital, you’ll want to book your tickets early through United (united.com)!

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  • Flights to Washington D.C. from Ithaca Airport Starting October 4th

    In a sweeping change for both ITH and the Southern Tier, the airport will cease its non-stop (and oft-delayed) Newark flights. Instead, beginning on October 4th, ITH will introduce new direct flights to Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington D.C.

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  • Employee Profile: Meet Mike Hall, Director of ITH

    As Mike says, “You could say that my entire life is centered around my love for the environment, flying and civil rights, and this job just finds a way to combine these together.”

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