HILO – As part of Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s New Day Work Projects, a groundbreaking ceremony today marked the start of a $14 million state Department of Transportation (DOT) project to construct a modern cargo building and light industrial facility at Hilo International Airport. Once completed, the 63,000-square foot building will serve the cargo needs of ...
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HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation advises Oahu residents of an expected increase in aircraft traffic east of the airport due to airfield maintenance work at the Honolulu International Airport. Runway 8R/26L (a.k.a. Reef Runway) will be closed for airfield maintenance work on Tuesday night, February 5, through the following Tuesday, February 12, from ...
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In collaboration with the Transportation Security Administration and the Airlines Committee of Hawaii, DOT dedicated a new security screening checkpoint at Kahului Airport today which will increase the number of screening lanes from six to nine and help to reduce wait times for air travelers.

Eleven new fire-fighters will be assigned to Aircraft Rescue & Fire-Fighting stations at Kahului, Kapalua, Molokai and Lanai Airports after graduating today from the Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety training program.

Airport Terminal Modernization Program

Posted on Oct 23, 2012 in News

10/23/12 HONOLULU – The Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Airport Terminal Modernization Program at Honolulu International Airport is now available for public comment.                   KOA TMP Map

The state Department of Transportation, Airports Division, Maui District, will be conducting a triennial emergency response exercise on Wednesday, October 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The exercise is a Federal Aviation Administration certification requirement to test airfield disaster and response and will simulate an airliner crash at the airport. All flight operations will continue as normal during the exercise.

Lanai Airport held a blessing ceremony today with Senator Daniel K. Inouye for the new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting station (ARFF). The $6.4 million project brings Lanai Airport into compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and provides a modern aircraft rescue and firefighting facility.

As the result of the renewal of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Hawaii's airports will receive an additional $6 million annually. A critical amendment was authored by Congresswoman Mazie Hirono that requires the FAA to take into account interisland passengers when calculating Hawaii’s annual share of Airport Improvement Program grants.

The DOT advises Maui motorists that a section of Kala Road will be permanently closed beginning February 8. Motorists are advised to use Haleakala Highway at the Hana Highway intersection to access Kala Road, Lelepio Place, Eena Street, Kuhea Street and Kahului Airport facilities.

Parking fees will increase from $90 to $160 on March 1st for users of Kahului and Kapalua Airports on Maui, Lihue Airport on Kauai, and the Hilo and Kona International Airports on the Big Island.