Big Island airports get $1.9 million for repair work

BIG ISLAND (KHNL) - Kona International Airport at Keahole and the Hilo International Airport on the Big Island will receive $1.9 million in federal funding for additional airfield surface work.

The Kona Airport will receive $1,154,287 to continue rehabilitation of taxiways, airport aprons and runway blast pads.

The Hilo International Airport will get $761,644 to repair and maintain four interconnecting taxiways.

The work will help prevent foreign objects and other debris from posing a danger to aircraft, prolong the service life of the airfield surface and enhance the overall safety of aircraft operations at both airports.