Kona Airport Gets Improvements

KONA (KHNL) -- Kona International Airport is getting a $2 million improvement.  State Representative Cindy Evans says the funds have been released and construction will begin almost immediately.

The improvements include construction of covered walkways in the terminals, an additional security lane, new apron lights and a new access gate for disabled passengers.

"It's overdue," said Evans.  "The Kona International Airport is our front door and first impression.  It is my hope that these improvements reflect our local Hawaiian culture and that the airport retains its ambiance as a premier pacific island destination."

Evans says the improvements are intended to reduce passenger wait times at security checkpoints and provide better protection in inclement weather.

Construction will begin in March.