ITHACA, N.Y. — United Airlines is adding a third daily flight between Ithaca and the nation’s capital, starting in April.

United Airlines recently began flights between the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport and Washington Dulles, after announcing it would stop flights to Newark. On Wednesday, United Airlines announced it will add a third daily flight to Washington with an ERJ-145 regional aircraft.

“I’m very excited – but not surprised – that it took only a few months for our community to show that we’d make great use of United’s convenient nonstop service between Ithaca and Washington, D.C.,” Martha Robertson, Chair, Tompkins County Legislature, said in a news release.

Related: Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport welcomes first passengers from D.C.

“Ithaca is a vital economic centerpiece for business and tourism in Upstate New York, and United Airlines is proud to offer customers the only non-stop service between Washington, DC, and Ithaca,” Jill Kaplan, United’s President of New York and New Jersey, said in a statement. “The addition of a third daily flight to our schedule offers our customers more choice and convenience to travel between Ithaca and Washington-Dulles.”

Featured image: United flight from Dulles lands at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)

Kelsey O'Connor

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