United Airlines has announced that it will resume its flight between Washington DC and Ithaca on Wednesday, 3rd June. This daily service was suspended back in Spring 2020 following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting this week, United will operate 12 weekly flights between Ithaca Tompkins International Airport and Washington Dulles Airport. There will be two daily flights from Monday to Friday and one daily flight on Saturday and Sunday.
American Airlines and Delta Airlines have already resumed regular flights to and from Charlotte and Detroit, respectively. In a press release, Ithaca Airport Director Mike Hall thanked United airlines for resuming the flights to Washington.
Hall added that the number of available daily seats could reach 250 after the resumption of United’s flight. He also added that the airport might continue to add flights as demand increases and restrictions ease in the foreseeable future.
Ithaca Tompkins International Airport is located three miles northeast of Ithaca, and this connection to Dulles Washington Airport allows passengers to connect to hundreds of international and domestic destinations onwards.
Washington DC to Ithaca
October 4, 2018, United Airlines decided to discontinue its service to Newark, considering a nonstop service from Washington-Dulles to Ithaca. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, over 22,000 people traveled from Washington to Ithaca. Charlotte, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Washington–Dulles are all served by Ithaca on a nonstop commercial operation; United Airlines primarily uses CRJ 200s on this route.