The economic effects of the sequester could force the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to lay off workers and cope with increased flight delays. One airport official said he hopes "Congress will realize they need to do something about this mess.”
After technical malfunctions in Ithaca Tompkins County Regional Airport’s ground control landing system forced the airport to cancel more than 20 flights since Friday, airport officials said Tuesday that they expect the problems will be solved by the end of the week.
A deal between Delta Air Lines and U.S. Airways will end all U.S. Airways flights from Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport. The flights will cease starting March 24, according to Robert Nicholas, airport manager of Tompkins County Regional Airport.