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Honolulu airport gets upgraded terminal for Southwest arrival

Craig T. Kojima
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Video by Craig T. Kojima / ckojima@staradvertiser.com
Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara gives a tour of the newly renovated terminal at Daniel K. Inouye Airport in Honolulu. The terminal will more than likely be the home of Southwest Airlines. Read more about it here.
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Kahu Kalama Cabigon gives a blessing to the newly renovated terminal at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Tuesday. The $26 million in improvements to the G-gates will accommodate the arrival of new airlines, including Southwest.
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Kahu Kalama Cabigon gives a blessing upon the arrival of Southwest Airlines in Hawaii. About 40 to 50 employees participated in the blessing.
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Giving the shaka sign, Southwest Airlines captain Scott van Ooyen flew its first plane into Hawaii.
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Passengers on Southwest Airlines were welcomed at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
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The new waiting area will feature charging stations, restrooms, an escalator and an elevator at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
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The new G-gates area will accommodate Southwest Airlines at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
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Upon approval, Southwest is slated to use G-gates 7-10 and baggage claims 26-31 in the Diamond Head Concourse in Terminal 2. The Southwest Airlines ticket lobby, which was paid for by the carrier, will be in Lobby 6 in Terminal 2.
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The airport gate improvements are part of a larger airport modernization project, which is needed to meet growing traveler volume and expectations.