$40.4 M Released for Kona Airport Modernization

August 13, 2019, 8:09 AM HST · Updated August 13, 8:09 AM
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Governor David Ige has released Capital Improvement Project funds for Modernization Projects at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hawai‘i.

An estimated $40.4 million in CIP funds will go toward Phase 1 of the Modernization, and will include construction to provide terminal building improvements to increase capacity, efficiency, and security for passengers.

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“I want to thank Governor Ige for making these funds available to help Kona’s residents and visitors alike,” said Senator Lorraine R. Inouye. “This is a great investment for the future of Kona International Airport.”

Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport is the third busiest of Hawai‘i’s 15 airports. The airport is heavily used for inter-island travel and trans-Pacific flights to the U.S. Mainland, Canada and Japan. It is also an important stop for private aviation operations on Hawai‘i Island.

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