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Closure of Dillingham Airfield could affect hundreds of jobs

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dillingham Airfield was quiet Thursday due to inclement weather. Civilian aviation and related businesses at the Mokuleia field are threatened with closure.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Dillingham Airfield was quiet Thursday due to inclement weather. Civilian aviation and related businesses at the Mokuleia field are threatened with closure.

  • WILLIAM COLE / WCOLE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Planes sit unused Thursday at Dillingham Airfield due to bad weather.

    WILLIAM COLE / WCOLE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Planes sit unused Thursday at Dillingham Airfield due to bad weather.

  • GEORGE F. LEE / 2015
                                <strong>“The Department of Transportation Airports Division is a public entity that works presumably for the public — so I’m failing to see how this is in the public interest, to walk away from an airport that has hundreds of jobs and is a popular recreational asset.”</strong>
                                <strong>Gil Riviere</strong>
                                <em>State senator, on the possible closure of Dillingham Field</em>

    GEORGE F. LEE / 2015

    “The Department of Transportation Airports Division is a public entity that works presumably for the public — so I’m failing to see how this is in the public interest, to walk away from an airport that has hundreds of jobs and is a popular recreational asset.”

    Gil Riviere

    State senator, on the possible closure of Dillingham Field

The DOT said Thursday that operating Dillingham Airfield “is not in the best interest of the state of Hawaii,” and is transferring it back to the Army effective July 1. Read more

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