HDOT postpones action at Dillingham Airfield due to COVID-19

Posted on Apr 15, 2020 in Airports News, Main, News

Time frame to transfer the facility extended one year

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division has notified tenants of Dillingham Airfield the termination of their permit at the facility has been rescinded due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. HDOT’s goal is to terminate the lease with the U.S. Army by June 30, 2021 and expects that all tenant permits will be terminated by that date at the latest. Tenants may use this additional time to make alternative arrangements. All terms, conditions, and requirements of the tenants’ permits remain in effect.

“HDOT acknowledges that due to the events of the COVID-19 pandemic it may be more difficult for tenants to find suitable alternative locations or move their belongings from the airfield by the original time frame, which is two months from now,” said Director Jade Butay, Hawaii Department of Transportation.

HDOT will continue coordination with the U.S. Army and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the necessary steps regarding the termination of the HDOT lease and handing management of the property back to the military.

To view previous news releases on the subject please click the hyperlinks below:

HDOT, U.S. Army and FAA continue Dillingham Airfield transition to military management – Feb. 11, 2020

HDOT to transfer Dillingham Airfield back to the U.S. Army – Feb. 6, 2020