New $1.1 billion Diamond Head Concourse at airport planned

Posted on Feb 26, 2018 in Featured

A rendering of the new concourse planned for the Daniel K. Inouye Airport.

Governor Ige and airline officials have announced plans for a new Diamond Head Concourse at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The $1.1 billion project will be built over the next 10 years and financed through concessions and airline revenues. “My administration is committed to improving HNL’s facilities for its passengers, airlines and businesses,” said the governor.

“This project, combined with other airport modernization projects happening now, will result in more gates and faster processing for international travelers,” he explained. The main goal of the expansion project is to increase airport capacity during peak travel times. “We’re excited about this project because it emphasizes the reason we need a new airport corporation,” Governor Ige said, “An independent corporation will allow for quicker decision-making and a streamlined process for budgeting and procurement.”

Read more in March Capitol Connection newsletter