American Airlines has announced that it will offer a direct flight from the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to American’s hub at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
The new service is slated to begin Saturday, December 22nd, according to Airport Director Mike Hall.
“It’s important to note the new service will start with just one Saturday flight a week, and current service through Philadelphia will not change,” said Hall. “Further Charlotte service could beconsidered in the future if the new flight demonstrates sufficient passenger demand.”
The added flight to American’s second largest hub will depart Ithaca on Saturdays at 11:42am and
arrive in Charlotte at 1:47pm. Travelers can begin booking flights for the new service on Saturday, July 14th.
The flight from the Charlotte will depart at 9:25am with an 11:12am arrival time in Ithaca.
Cornell University also expressed confidence in the progress being made with new flight options and
planned renovations at the airport.
News of the Ithaca-to-Charlotte service comes on the heels of United Airlines’ announcement that it
will replace its Ithaca to Newark service with direct flights to Dulles International Airport outside Washington effective October 4th.