Capital Improvement Funds released for Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport Modernization


HONOLULU - Senator Lorraine R. Inouye is pleased to announce that Governor David Ige has released the following Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funds for Modernization Projects at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hawai‘i.

$40,409,311 in CIP funding will go toward Phase 1 of the Modernization, and will include construction to provide terminal building improvements to increase capacity, efficiency, and security for passengers.

“I want to thank Governor Ige for making these funds available to help Kona’s residents and visitors alike,” Senator Inouye said. “This is a great investment for the future of Kona International Airport.”

Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport is the third busiest of Hawai‘i’s fifteen airports. The airport is heavily used for inter-island travel and trans-Pacific flights to the U.S. Mainland, Canada and Japan. It is also an important stop for private aviation operations on Hawai‘i Island.

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