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Crews replace carpet once again following flood damage at Honolulu airport

A new roll of carpet is laid out once again at the Hawaiian Airlines terminal.
A new roll of carpet is laid out once again at the Hawaiian Airlines terminal.(Hawaii News Now)
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 9:33 AM HST|Updated: May. 4, 2022 at 7:44 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Crews at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport are dealing with flood damage for the second time in less than two months.

State Department of Transportation officials said a contractor hit a fire sprinkler in the Hawaiian Airlines terminal around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

It happened in the same area that flooded on March 31 after an AC chiller line broke.

Crews had to replace the carpet for the second time after it had just been replaced.

“We changed out the entire carpet that’s about 9,000 sq. ft. of hold room and the carpet now being ripped up is only a month old,” said Jai Cunningham, state Transportation Department’s public information officer.

HIDOT said the contractor will have to pay for the damages but does not have an estimate on how much it will cost.

Officials said no flights were impacted during the repairs.

The area is expected to resume full operations Thursday afternoon.

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