• Public Notice – Intent to File PFC Application

    Tompkins County intends to file an application to “Impose and Use” Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will allow the County to augment its capital improvement program at the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. As required under Section 158.24 of CFR Part 158, “Passenger Facility Charges”, Tompkins County is hereby providing public notice of its intent

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  • Your Seat Has Been Upgraded!

    ITH is proud to announce the installation of brand new seats in the boarding area. These seats are comfortable and represent ITH’s commitment to give the best service to the Ithaca community. Since ITH has become fully serviced by jets, more people want to fly out of our installations. As a result, the number of passengers in the boarding area

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  • Spring Break Travel Destinations from ITH Airport

    Over Spring Break, we held a “Spring Break Instagram Contest” to see where our patrons have flown to from Ithaca to escape the cold. We received over 30 responses which included beautiful pictures of vacation destinations, and the winner was awarded a $250 Travel Voucher to use on their next flight out of ITH. Here are some of our favorite entries.

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  • Twenty guide dogs received TSA checkpoint training at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    Twenty future guide dogs had an opportunity to practice going through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) Monday night (April 16) so that they would be more familiar with the checkpoint screening process when they do need to catch a flight once they are paired with someone who is blind or sight impaired. TSA officers

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  • Come observe TSA provide checkpoint orientation for guide dogs in training at Ithaca Airport on Monday

    On Monday, April 16th, TSA officials are set to provide a checkpoint orientation session at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) for 20 puppies who are being trained by Guiding Eyes for the Blind of the Finger Lakes Region to assist individuals with visual impairments.

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  • Parking Rates to Increase

    As of April 1, 2018, parking rates at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport are set to increase in order to offset increased maintenance costs. The first 30 minutes for both short term and long term parking will still be FREE. The price changes are as follows:     Short Term Long Term   Current New Current New 0-30 Minutes FREE FREE

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  • Spring Getaways

      As we settle into the first weeks of spring, the first hints of grass start appearing amidst the snow. Suddenly, the routines we’ve been living contently during the winter seem old and we start yearning for something that breaks the mold. Luckily, ITH has your back with the perfect one-stop destinations to blow the monotonous away from your life. Imagine

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  • Spring Break Instagram Contest: $250 Travel Voucher Reward

    Getting ready to escape the Ithaca cold this spring break? We’ve got even more for you to look forward to! Make sure to take lots of pics during break so you can enter our Instagram contest for the chance to win a $250 travel voucher for your next trip!

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  • History of Aviation in Ithaca: How Ithaca’s Relationship with Aviation Dates Back to the Early 1900’s

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, a continuously advancing airport has been around for a while. However, despite being a small town, this is not the only source of aviation Ithaca has had. In fact, aviation in Ithaca dates back to the early 1900’s with a lot of exciting events that have lead to where ITH stands today.

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  • February Meeting for FLX Women in Aviation International at ITH

    Ginny Stromberg to Present at Meeting of Finger Lakes Chapter of Women in Aviation International We will be hosting a meeting of the Finger Lakes Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the East Hill Flying Club, 62 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY. At the meeting, Ginny Stromberg will share her experiences

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  • Where Ithaca Would Go

    While winter has it’s charm, it leaves many people in Upstate NY wishing that they could escape to warmer places. We asked the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Facebook community: “If you could fly anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go?” Here are some of their dream destinations… Alaska My grandmother always wanted to go there and we wanted

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  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Wins Distinguished Business of the Year Award

    We are so excited to to announce that the Ithaca Tompkins County Regional Airport (ITH) is the winner of the Chamber Awards! ITH won the Distinguished Business of the Year, one category out of four that recognize our community’s business efforts and success. The award was presented in the Chamber’s Annual Dinner, held last Thursday, January 25th at Ithaca College Emerson Suites.

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  • Jetsetters of ITH Featured on Instagram

    It’s the people that make the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport so charming – whether they are students or employees from Cornell University and Ithaca College, traveling in and out of Ithaca for work, or visiting the Finger Lakes region for vacation. That is why we are celebrating our people through the Jetsetters of ITH series on Instagram! Every Friday we feature new travelers

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  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Holiday Celebration with Greater Ithaca Activity Center

    On December 15, we invited the Greater Ithaca Activity Center (GIAC) to Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) for a holiday celebration. Between 35 and 40 children ranging from four to seven years old attended the party at ITH where they were given gift bags and treats. GIAC is a center for all ages, especially youth and teens. It serves the

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  • Community Tips for Calming Your Nerves During Air Travel

    We asked the ITH community on Facebook to give other passengers advice to calm their nerves during air travel. We got some great answers! Thank to everybody who participated.

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  • Introducing Mamava at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    There’s an exciting new addition at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH)! We are pleased to announce the installation of the Mamava, a lactation suite that will give mothers the choice to nurse their infants in private.

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  • Travel Tips from your Ithaca Airport Community

    Everybody learns from experience! Because of that, we asked our Ithaca Airport community to share their travel tips on Facebook. We compiled the list of tips below.

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  • Local Gifts for the Person Who Loves to Travel

    The holidays are meant to be a time of celebration and happiness, but finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be incredibly stressful. Don’t know what to buy for the jet setters in your life and also want to help support your community? Look no further than this list of Finger Lakes-made holiday gift ideas compiled by your friends at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) to help you find the perfect present for your traveling loved ones.

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  • Thank you for your support

    This year we held our second annual Customer Appreciation Event to get you to your holiday destination with a smile on your face and some new ITH swag. Learn about some of the customers that passed through the airport. Thank you for continuing to support our airport!

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  • December Meeting for FLX Women in Aviation International at ITH

    There will be a meeting of the Finger Lakes Chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the East Hill Flying Club, 62 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY. Morgan Hapeman, founder of the Finger Lakes Raptor Center located in Lodi, NY, will be the featured speaker at this meeting and will share her

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  • ITH Customer Appreciation Nov 20-22

    The days leading up to Thanksgiving are the busiest air travel dates in the US, with an estimated record of 28.5 million travelers expected to take to the skies this year. To alleviate some of the stress of holiday traveling and to thank the community that travels in and out of the Ithaca Airport, ITH is holding their second annual

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  • A Customer Letter: United Airlines Outstanding Employee

    At Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH), we pride ourselves on the excellent service with which our employees provide our beloved customers. A happy customer sent us a letter about Trudy Stevens, the front desk manager of United Airlines. Kudos to Trudy! — Hello, Last week I was in Ithaca NY visiting my family and upon my return trip home I met

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  • Ithaca Airport Disaster Drill

    On October 14th, the Ithaca Airport hosted their tri-annual airport disaster drill, bringing together emergency services from all over the area to train for what to do during the off-chance of a mass casualty incident at the airport. This testing is required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) every three years in order to certify Ithaca to fly commercial flights

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  • Welcome to the Jet Age!

    On Monday we celebrated the arrival of United Airlines jet service at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH). Since early October, United Airlines has been serving ITH with Embraer 145 jet aircraft (ERJ 145) as part of a service upgrade program. These fifty-seat jets have replaced the existing 37-seat turboprop planes to accommodate increased passenger demand at ITH. With the introduction of the ERJ

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  • Employee Profile—Roxan Noble

    Roxan has worked for Tompkins County for 28 years, of which she has been at the Airport for twenty-two years. Of the 15 county employees at the airport, she has been there the longest.  Before she worked at the airport, she worked at Tompkins County Probation and Tompkins County Personnel for six years. Roxan is currently Airport Deputy Director of

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  • Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to Host Ceremony to Celebrate Arrival of United Airlines Jet Service

    On Monday, October 30, we will host a promotional flight and ribbon cutting ceremony at the terminal with the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the arrival of United Airlines jet service. The jet will arrive between 11:45 AM and 12:15 PM. Since early October, United Airlines has been serving ITH with Embraer 145 jet aircraft (ERJ 145) as part

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  • Shared Travel Destinations from ITH Airport

    Did you know the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport can connect you to over 700 global destinations? We held a “Where Have You Traveled?” Facebook contest to see where our patrons have flown to from Ithaca. We received over 20 responses which included beautiful pictures of vacation destinations, and the winner was awarded a $250 Travel Voucher to use on their next flight

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  • Why Regional Airports are Convenient

    Flying Out of Your Local Airport Versus Traveling to a Major City The city of Ithaca, with its stellar colleges, breathtaking gorges, and bustling businesses is a thriving metropolis located in the middle of Central New York. Compared to other cities, it can seem as though Ithaca is an urban hub located off-the-grid. Even Ithaca “townies” admit that it can be pretty tedious to

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  • Delta Restores Full Services Between Detroit and Ithaca

    Beginning November 5th, 2017, Delta Airlines will resume their late night and early morning services between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH). Reservations are now available with a full schedule being posted. This revamping to Delta’s Detroit services comes after these flights were temporarily canceled in September to allow Delta’s planes to remain overnight in Detroit. 

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  • New security measures being phased in at all Upstate New York airports

    TSA raising aviation security baseline with stronger domestic security measures. The new procedures require travelers to place all personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening and are designed to address the current terror threat by raising the baseline of aviation security.

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  • Employee Profile – Kent Wright

    A recent graduate of the fire academy, Kent has been a member of the ITH fire team for one-and-a-half years. In addition to his position on the fire team, Kent is also a mechanic.  His favorite part of working at ITH is running training drills, as it reminds him of his time at the academy. Before joining the ITH fire

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  • Ithaca Airport Runway 5k

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport hosted our annual Airport Day on Sunday, September 17th, bringing together the community for a day full of all you can eat pancakes, hot air balloon rides, and of course our Runway 5k! Josh Nalley, the Fire Chief and Aiport Deputy Director of Operations, said, “The Runway 5k turnout was great this year, and we’re

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  • Temporary Changes to Delta’s Detroit Schedule at ITH

    The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is experiencing temporary changes to our Delta flights. Starting this October, Delta’s early morning flight from Ithaca to Detroit, and late night flight from Detroit to Ithaca have both been removed from the schedule.

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  • United Airlines Brings Jet Service to Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    Something exciting is happening this October at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH)! United Airlines will serve ITH with Embraer 145 jet aircraft (ERJ 145) as part of a service upgrade program. These 50-seat jets will replace the existing 37-seat turboprop planes to accommodate increased passenger demand at ITH. With the introduction of the ERJ 145s, ITH will now have an

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  • September Meeting for FLX Women in Aviation at ITH

    There will be an organizational meeting of the Finger Lakes Chapter of Women in Aviation International on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Training Room of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport Administration Building, 72 Brown Road, Ithaca, NY.   Women in Aviation International (WAI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and

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  • ITH Seeking Volunteers For October Disaster Drill

    *** As of October 3, we have reached our quota for volunteers to act as victims. Thank you for your continued support! Do you need to practice for your big debut as an extra for the next box office hit action movie? Or are you looking to learn more about what being a first responder is all about? The Ithaca Tompkins

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  • Employee Profile—Kerry Van Etten

    Kerry has worked on the ITH fire crew for four years, and has recently returned after a five-year term as a 911 dispatcher. He specializes in mechanics, and is responsible for fixing the trucks and equipment around the airport. Before joining the firefighting operations crew, he worked as a mechanic at a Dodge dealership in Geneva, NY and earned a

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  • What to Expect During Your First Flight

    Preparing for your first flight can be a stressful time. Be advised: you are not the only one afraid to fly. Studies show that 18.1% of passengers are anxious about flying for the first time, and 12.6% say they are afraid. If you have anxiety about an upcoming flight, here are some tips you can take to calm your nerves

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  • Air Travel Stretches to Make Your Flight More Bearable

    Do you have pain when flying? Are you always uncomfortable and anxious to get off the plane? Try out these six simple travel stretches while sitting in your plane seat! Increase blood and oxygen flow, reduce stiffness, and enjoy flights more with these stretches.

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  • Employee Profile—Jeremy Peterbaugh

    Deputy Chief Jeremy Puterbaugh is the longest-serving member of the ITH fire and operations crew—he has been on the crew for 19 years! Before joining the ITH crew, he worked in the line service for Taughannock Aviation as an aircraft fueler and line technician. His primary jobs at ITH include fire training as the Municipal Training Officer (MTO). Jeremy oversees the training

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  • American Airlines Outstanding Employee Review

    At Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH), we pride ourselves on the excellent service with which our employees provide our beloved customers. Nate is the AA night Customer Service Supervisor at ITH and goes above and beyond to satisfy our customers.

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  • 5 “Cool” Places You Can Go via ITH and PHL

    Ready for a vacation? Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) has you covered! With more than 650 global destinations, you are only two stops away from the getaway trip of your dreams. Whether your ideal vacation is exploring a vast forest on the Pacific Northwest coast or sitting on a beach surrounded by crystal clear water on the tip of a Mexican peninsula, ITH has countless travel opportunities that await.

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  • Employee Profile—Cheryl Dean

    Cheryl has been the Accountant Clerk Typist at ITH for three years. When you call ITH with any inquiries, she is the friendly voice on the other side of the phone who will answer any questions you might have about travelling through ITH. She is also responsible for managing the airport’s accounts and correspondences, the rewards card program, filing, and

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  • What To Do In Ithaca?

    Although Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is the Southern Tier’s hub for connecting flights to Philadelphia, Detroit, and Newark, the majority of our incoming passengers stay in Ithaca after they land. Whether you are here as a student, on business, or just to get away for the weekend, Ithaca has lots of great things to do during your stay. Here are a few of ITH’s favorite places to visit.

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  • Hats Off to American Airlines! – A Praise from Mike Hall, ITH Director

    “Many of us have regretted the day that US Airways, now American Airlines, switched their east coast hub from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. Pittsburgh and Ithaca were both highly reliable airports, free of the weather and traffic issues that make Philly so challenging. After the switch, there was a time when “everyone had a Philly story” and most weren’t good!  But

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  • What is your Vacation Personality?

    What is your vacation personality? A quiz brought to you by ITH Airport and CNYCentral.com. Take the quiz for a chance to win $250 gift cards from Delta and American Airlines! Make sure to fill out the survey at the end. Share with a travel buddy! #travelpersonality Take the Quiz here.

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  • Employee Profile—Tyrone Nelson-Fish

    After working for nine years as a Delta representative, Tyrone Nelson-Fish is Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport’s new Airport Terminal Services Coordinator. He works with the airlines, airport personnel, and staff to make sure passengers have an easy flight. Having worked in customer service for twenty-one years, he is passionate about giving the passengers who come through ITH a positive experience;

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  • Parking at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

    Parking Perks at ITH Parking at ITH was designed to be easy. The parking lots are just a short walk away from the main terminal, meaning you don’t have to take a shuttle to check-in. The lots are safe, secure, and usually never full. You will have plenty of spaces to choose from, and no confusing parking garages to navigate!

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  • Employee Profile – Matt Muraca

    Matt Muraca has been a member of ITH’s firefighting and operations crew for two and a half years. In addition to his firefighting and maintenance skills, he specializes in carpentry. He still works part-time for a residential construction firm that he worked in with before coming to ITH. When working at the airport, he enjoys fire training drills and taking

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  • Traveling to and from ITH

    Making arrangements to travel to and from the airport can be stressful. Whether you don’t have a car or would prefer not to spend money on long term parking, there are a number of convenient travel options for getting to and from the airport. The TCAT Bus System The Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) is Ithaca’s primary public transportation system.

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