Major improvements are in the works for Hawaii’s busiest airport, Honolulu International, which brings millions of visitors to our islands each year and serves as a major hub that links the United States mainland with Asia and destinations beyond.
The Hawaii Airports Modernization Program is part of Governor Abercrombie’s continuing New Day Work Projects. These needed airport improvements will not only enhance the traveler experience and improve efficiency and safety, but also create jobs and stimulate the state’s economy. The ultimate goal is to transform our airports into world-class facilities over the next decade, so they can meet the future needs of our residents and visitors alike.
This $2.7 billion program will be funded through airport user fees which include airline rents and landing fees, federal grants, passenger facility charges, and airport revenue bonds that will be paid back with airport user fees. State General Funds will not be used. At Honolulu International, the estimated cost is $750 million.
Please explore the Hawaii Airports Modernization website to learn more about this vital effort to improve the security, safety, capacity, and efficiency of Hawaii’s airports system.
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