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Abercrombie releases $75M for Honolulu Airport improvements

By Associated Press


Gov. Neil Abercrombie has released more than $75.3 million for Hono­lulu Airport projects.

Abercrombie said Thursday the capital improvement projects are necessary for the state’s primary air travel hub to meet growing demand from business, tourist and local travelers. 

The largest amount, $13.2 million, will be to replace 12 passenger loading bridges at the Ewa concourse. Other projects include $11.6 million for the first phase of a consolidated car rental facility and $2.8 million for metal roof replacement and sidewalk improvements at the international terminal. 

The airport covers more than 4,500 acres and is larger than Waikiki. It’s served by 27 international and domestic carriers, three interisland airlines and four commuter airlines. At any given hour there are about 10,000 passengers, employees or visitors at the airport. 

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Ronin006 wrote:
The state spent millions upgrading the airport last year for APEC. What more is there to do? Oh, wait. Shake shingles are falling from the lei stand roofs. The roofs need to be repaired before someone is injured by a falling shingle and sues the state for millions.
on July 7,2012 | 03:24AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
How about starting with the slippery floors? That would prevent future lawsuits against the state. How about the state try to do something right for a change. We throw tons of money and don't see the payback. Just look at the DOE!
on July 7,2012 | 06:47AM
haolepino wrote:
Updated restrooms would be a GREAT start! They are usually the "first stop" any visitors see. HNL airport is seriously lacking behind, even to small town airports.
on July 7,2012 | 11:13AM
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