Hilo International Airport to get $2 million improvements

HILO, Big Island (KHNL) - Hilo International Airport is slated for improvements.

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono announced a $2,383,615 U.S. Department of Transportation grant for upgrades.

About 90% of the federal funding will be used to upgrade the airport terminal's air conditioning system.

The remaining funds will go toward the construction of a new airport ramp, as well as a taxiway at the Hilo International Airport.