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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) reminds travelers to give themselves extra time at airports statewide during the upcoming Easter weekend and the 61st annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, which starts Easter Sunday, March 31, and culminates on Saturday, April 6. The week-long cultural festival is expected to draw thousands of participants ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the public that the U.S. Coast Guard will conduct an Aircraft Mishap Drill at Kalaeloa Airport on Tuesday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual training exercise, which will involve U.S. Coast Guard personnel, air traffic control, and Kalaeloa Airport’s Aircraft Rescue Firefighters, ...
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HILO, HAWAIʻI – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the public of nighttime runway work at the Hilo International Airport (ITO). The primary ITO runway, 8/26, will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., March 12 and 13, and may finish sooner if weather permits. Another runway, 3/21, will be used for aircraft ...
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HONOLULU – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $30.6 million to the Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) for improvements at two Hawai‘i airports – the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and the Kahului Airport (OGG). The awards are part of $970 million in grants for fiscal year 2024 from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment ...
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KONA – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) will temporarily close Runway 17-35 at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA) for 15 consecutive nights starting from Tuesday, Feb. 13 until Tuesday, Feb. 27, between the hours of 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. There are no alternate runways at KOA, and therefore the ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) will temporarily close Runway 8R/26L at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for taxiway and runway repairs. All other runways at HNL will be available for operations and HDOT has coordinated with airlines and other partners ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises air travelers of potential flight delays due to the Sentry Aloha fighter exercise that is being hosted by the Hawai‘i Air National Guard through the end of January. During the exercise, the Federal Aviation Administration may implement ground stops due to the increased military aircraft activity, ...
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KONA – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) is updating on the overnight closure of the runway at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA). Air operations were suspended at approximately 4:20 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, to address cracks on the runway. As of 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, the repair of ...
Read More Runway at KOA reopened at 6 a.m. Jan. 16

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs the public of nighttime runway work at the Hilo International Airport (ITO). On Jan. 9, ITO’s runway 8/26 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving repair work. Additional closure of the runway may be needed on Jan. 10, 9 p.m. to 5 ...
Read More Hilo Airport Runway Work Scheduled Jan. 9

#ITO #holidaytravel advisory 1/1/24 10PM: There have been issues with checkpoint screening machines at Hilo International Airport (ITO) throughout New Years Day. A technician is onsite, but HDOT recommends getting to ITO a minimum of two hours before your flight departure. Tuesday, Jan. 2 is also expected to be especially busy. We will update when ...
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