On Monday, Senator Brian Schatz announced the United States Department of Transportation approved $10 Million in funds to improve 4 Hawaii airports. Focusing on safety improvements and features, the program will go primarily toward rescue vehicles, runway and pavement reconstruction.
“This funding will improve our airports and continue to ensure that passengers and pilots experience the highest possible level of safety,”
- Brian Schatz
$870,000 of the funds will go to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu for runway lighting. $2.7 Million of the funds will be allocated for future planning. Additional funds will be spread across Hawaii airports in Kahului, Hilo, and Kona.
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), also known as Honolulu International Airport, is the principal aviation gateway of the City and County of Honolulu on Oahu in the State of Hawaii. It is identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States, with traffic now exceeding 21 million passengers a year and rising.
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