Flybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1791 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
I'm thrilled to say that northwest will commence flights at Tomkins County Regional Airport in May. For quite some time US Airways has been the only carrier to serve the airport. Roundtrip prices at US Airways to LGA, PIT, PHL from ITH are as high as $700, but can reach as low as $250.
Prices probably will not go down due to NW lack of convenient east coast services, but those who wish to fly to Europe or Asia will find the new Detroit flights very suitable.
N62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3667 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1851 times:
Thanks for posting this, Flybyguy. Guess I missed the post about it last week, so this was great news for me. I believe ITH has been a USAirways / USAir / Allegheny monopoly for decades... or did Mohawk and/or Empire fly there at one time?
KITH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 359 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
As the one who posted it last week, its OK. Always glad to see more press about ITH. (Mine was deleted because I didn't cite the article I posted...OOPS!)
Though the title should be changed to ITHACA or ITH gets NW Service.
ITH needs more service, 70% of travelers from the area go to SYR/BGM/ELM and as a former airport employee albeit not for Usairways I know how hard the airport/county have worked. Comair almost came in with RJ's to CVG but then we didn't get the grant (three times now we didn't get it). Good to see another Cornelian on here though, on www.cornell.edu a CU MBA grad helped bring NW to IThaca. The airport at one time had five airliners (empire, Piedmont, Usair, continental express, TWA express) and apparently Pan Am Express served ITH in the mid 1980's. Boy do I miss those DC-9's and F100s that US used to bring in here to PIT! Maybe NW will expand the service if its successful like they have significantly in ELM. (five flights, almost if not all RJ's from a few SAAB340's). I'll cross my fingers. -Matt in KITH
NYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1381 posts, RR: 11 Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1638 times:
great news for ITH - seems pretty similar to the situation in HVN, too, which is getting new NWA service. I'm a Yale grad, and HVN and ITH serve very similar markets, both are small cities strongly dependent on University traffic as the primary "local business." Great news for Ivy League airports! Maybe the CEO of NWA has kids at Cornell or Yale, LOL.
and N62NA - totally agree w/you - who reads this 24/7?
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25852 posts, RR: 80 Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1616 times:
>and N62NA - totally agree w/you - who reads this 24/7?<
A few of us come close .
Also, there is a search function, and though it is not always reliable, it should be used. Also, if you post something similar to what has been posted recently, there will be similar links that show up on the submission screen and you can see if your thread is in conflict.
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KITH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 359 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1352 times:
I think NW's CFO is also a Cornellian! Ithaca could sustain a lot more flights if we didn't have so much "leakage" to surrounding airports. Alfred Kahn the man behind deregulation and Ithacan regularly will take a limo to SYR, take B6 to JFK and a limo back from SYR on the return and still have it be significantly less then if he took the direct ITH-LGA-Matt in KITH