TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—Starting early next month, United Airlines will resume service between Ithaca Tompkins International Airport and Washington Dulles Airport.

The airport announced that on June 3, there will be two daily fights from Monday through Friday and one daily flight on Saturday and Sunday. Regularly scheduled flights between the two were paused when the COVID-19 flight.

With regular service already existing to and from Charlotte and Detroit, from American Airlines and Delta Airlines respectively, Airport Director Mike Hall said that the number of seats available each day could reach 250.

“We are thrilled that United Airlines is resuming flights to and from ITH,” Hall said in a press release. “We want to thank United for rejoining American Airlines and Delta Air Lines as a service provider at ITH, filling our schedule with a critical connection to Washington, D.C.”

Hall also indicated the airport may continue to add flights from airline partners as demand increases and restrictions ease.

“We are excited to resume service to Ithaca, providing our customers with an enhanced travel experience and unmatched service,” said Eddie Gordon, managing director of United’s Washington Dulles hub. “A short flight to Washington Dulles will provide customers traveling from Ithaca direct access to the National Capital region and the opportunity to connect to more than 100 domestic and international destinations.”

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com