HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation is moving forward with $750 million dollars in improvements part of Governor Neil Abercrombie’s New Day Work Projects at the Honolulu International Airport. A blessing and groundbreaking ceremony was held today for the first of three projects that include the demolition of the Aloha Air Cargo building, a new employee parking lot, and relocation of inter-island terminal cargo and maintenance facilities. Gov. Neil Abercrombie said, “It is through cooperation, hard work, and vision that we are launching the first of several state-funded projects in this major upgrade to the Honolulu International Airport. Many more projects are slated to begin in the coming years that will transform and enhance our state’s busiest port of entry.”
Honolulu International Airport New Day Works projects include:
- Aloha Air Cargo Facility (tenant sponsored)
- Aloha Air Cargo Demolition, Phase I
- Aloha Air Cargo Demolition, Phase II & Hardstand
- New Employee Parking Lot
- Relocation of Inter-Island Terminal Cargo & Maintenance Facilities
- Support Facilities Site Preparation at Elliott Street
- Diamond Head Site Improvements & Commuter Terminal
- Widening of Taxi-lanes G & L
- Aloha Air Cargo & Hawaiian Airlines Facilities Demolition
- Mauka Concourse
- Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC)
“These are the most extensive improvements at Honolulu International Airport in more than twenty years,” said DOT Director Glenn Okimoto. “Upgrades are needed to address existing peak-hour demand for gates and increasing use of larger aircraft.” These projects will also increase safety and security, along with improving operational efficiency. When completed, the projects will accommodate projected aircraft fleet mixes, mitigate traffic congestion, and address needs for air cargo, maintenance and rental car companies.
The New Day Work Projects are funded through revenues and user fees collected by Hawaii Airports.