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TIN news:   The Hawaii Government is funding upgrade programmes at seven of the island's airports including Honolulu International, its largest.
 
$22.6 million is being supplied in the hope that it revitalises Hawaii's construction industry and improves Honolulu International's infrastructure, plus that at Hana, Hilo, Kahului, Kalaeloa, Lanai and Lihue.
 
Projects to be undertaken included improvements to runways, reroofing and various systems enhancements, plus much more
besides.

Hawaiian Airport Upgrades 
Site-by-site, the Hawaiian airport upgrades programme will see the following carried out. At Hana Airport, $1,150,000 will be used to bring it to the FAA's airport operating certification level while, at Hilo International Airport, a new perimeter security fence will be installed, costing $548,000.
 
Kahului Airport will have its terminal buildings partly reroofed - at a cost of $6m - while, with its $578,500, Kalaeloa will have numerous external facilities improved. Lanai's $10,000 will go on new runway lights and Lihue's $4.5m will be invested into runway and taxiway upgrades but the majority of the funding is going Honolulu International's way.
 
Here, one terminal roof is being replaced, certain shuttle stations are receiving roof and drainage system improvements and it's getting a more advanced noise monitoring system.

Improving Hawaii's Airports 
"Since 2011, this administration has released nearly US$1bn for projects to improve Hawaii's airports statewide," Neil Abercrombie - the Governor of Hawaii - explained in a statement. "We continue to transform our airports into world-class facilities, while creating jobs to further employ a labor force that is at an all-time high in our state."
 
Honolulu International counts among the United States' busiest airports, having handled some 19 million passengers in 2012. Used both by passenger airliners and military aircraft, it is flagship carrier Hawaii Airlines' primary hub and is home to the world's first offshore runway. Named the Reef Runway, it was finished in 1977.

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