Honolulu Airport Gets New Arrivals Corridor

Hawaii's Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the completion of the new International Arrivals Corridor at the Honolulu International Airport.

Located on the third level of the ‘Ewa Concourse, the new corridor will provide a secure route to the Federal Inspection Services (FIS) area for arriving international passengers who deplane at Gates 26 through 34. Approximately 2,100 feet long, the corridor uses a series of three Autowalk people-mover systems, which will eliminate the need for Wiki-Wiki shuttle buses.

Aesthetic as well as functional, the enclosed, air-conditioned International Arrivals Corridor has glass windows on one side with plantings of hibiscus and other tropical foliage along the exterior. The total cost of the project is approximately $37 million, 75 percent of which was federally-funded. The project was built in six phases starting a year ago on October 15, 2009.

As part of the International Arrivals Corridor project, there is ongoing work on the second level of the ‘Ewa Concourse from Gates 26 to 30. To further enhance the security of the corridor, glass partitions will be installed from the aircraft loading bridges located on the second level to the corridor entrance doors located on the third level. Escalators leading to the corridor will also be enclosed with glass partitions. This work is expected to be completed in September 2011. Gates 31 to 34 will not require modifications as they are already enclosed with glass.

For more information about Honolulu International Airport, visit www.hawaii.gov/hnl.

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