Hawaii Invests in Airport Improvements

As another sign of Hawaii's increased airlift scene (and, as a logical next step, the need to meet the demand of those increased flights), the state's Department of Transportation will receive $5,506,265 to rehabilitate runway pavements, repair lighting and improve terminal buildings at the Honolulu International Airport (the "reef runway" is pictured right), the Kona International Airport at Keahole and the Lihue Airport, according to an announcement by Sen. Daniel Inouye, Sen. Daniel Akaka, Congresswoman Mazie Hirono and Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa.

The money comes through a series of grants administered by the Federal Aviation Administration

The largest grant, $2,276,385, will be used to rehabilitate runway 17/35 at the Kona International Airport at Keahole by removing debris and strengthening the pavement.

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