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KAILUA-KONA – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division announces the opening of the permanent Federal Inspection Services (FIS) facility at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA) two months before the agreed deadline of December 2021. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) allowed the resumption of international flights to Kona in December 2016 based ...
Read More Permanent Federal Inspection Service Facility at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport opens ahead of schedule

HILO – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) reports the following as a final update on its Hawaiʻi Island facilities following the 6.1 magnitude earthquake off the Kau Coast.   AIRPORTS Runways and taxiways at all Hawaiʻi Island airports (KOA, MUE, UPP, and ITO) have been inspected. No damage noted and all flights are operating ...
Read More Final update on Hawaii Island state transportation facilities after Oct. 10 earthquake

HILO – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) reports the following on its Hawaiʻi Island facilities following the 6.1 magnitude earthquake off the Kau Coast.   AIRPORTS All Hawaiʻi Island airports (KOA, MUE, UPP, and ITO) are open. Staff are conducting inspections of runways and taxiways per established procedures.   HARBORS No damage to commercial ...
Read More Status of state transportation facilities on Hawaii Island after Oct. 10 earthquake

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) has withdrawn its request to terminate the lease for Dillingham Airfield (also known as Kawaihapai) as discussions with the U.S. Army and airfield tenants progresses. “As a result of the combined efforts of our staff, area legislators, the Army, and the tenants operating at Dillingham, HDOT is ...
Read More HDOT revokes intent to terminate lease for Dillingham Airfield

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed an executive order that requires contractors and visitors at state facilities and on state property to provide their vaccination or testing status prior to entry. The Order takes effect on Sept. 13, 2021. Executive Order 21-07 (Access to State Property) says, “… ensuring the safety of the government workforce ...
Read More Contractors and visitors required to provide vaccination/testing status to enter state facilities

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) dedicated the Mauka Concourse at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) prior to the opening of the new facility on Friday, Aug. 27. The opening of the Mauka Concourse comes as Gov. David Ige called for residents and visitors to limit travel to essential business activity ...
Read More Mauka Concourse extension to HNL opens Aug. 27

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Oahu motorists that the Airport offramp (Exit 16) will be closed from the eastbound H-1 Freeway from 10:30 p.m. on Monday night, Aug. 2, 2021, through 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Aug. 3, 2021, for overhead sign repairs. Motorists wanting to access Honolulu Airport and Aolele ...
Read More Overnight full closure scheduled on the eastbound Airport offramp (Exit 16) on Aug. 2

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division notifies Oahu residents of repair work scheduled at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in the area of Runway 4R-22L, on Monday, Aug. 2, through Friday, Aug. 6. During working hours, the public may experience an increase in arrival air traffic over the Ewa plains. ...
Read More HNL airfield repairs scheduled on Aug. 2 through Aug. 6

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division and the Department of Public Safety advise the public of an uptick in auto thefts involving unsecured vehicles from airport parking lots. As of July 21, there have been 13 vehicles stolen from parking lots at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). Of those ...
Read More Joint news release: Auto anti-theft measures at Hawaii airports

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) must ensure Hawai‘i’s transportation facilities can operate safely fulfilling the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight safety and airport security requirements, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) security monitoring requirements, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) worker safety regulations. In addition to this responsibility, HDOT serves as a trustee ...
Read More HDOT outlines actions taken to protect endangered seabirds at airports and harbors

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