The runway closure at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport in Kehole ( KOA ) is being updated by the Hawaii Department of Transportation ( HDOT ).
On January 15, 2024, at around 4:10 p.m., air traffic was halted to target airport cracks.
The airport will remain closed through Monday evening, according to HDOT staff and consultants, as of 8 p.m. because it is impossible to operate around the damaged area of the airport.
HDOT is now collaborating with contractors to machine and emerge a 10 X 10 area. Due to first lighting on Tuesday, January 16, the anticipated execution of the resurfacing, which will enable the runway to resume operations, is.
Before arriving at the airport, people with flights leaving or arriving from KOA on January 15 and 16, respectively, are advised to check with their flight.
On Monday at 16.20 ( 4 :20 p.m. ) HST, KOA ceased operations.
The main airports on the Island of Hawaii is Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport in Keahole. It provides intercontinental and transatlantic airlines. KOA is situated at Keahole in West Hawaii. The Big Island is renowned for its active volcanoes, orchid gardens, golf classes, and beautiful beach. We are eager to have you visit Kona!
In order to join the Kona side of the island with the US island, worldwide locations, and interisland to Honolulu and beyond, the state of Hawaii also has a global aircraft called Konga.
At the eastern edge of the airport, KOA has a diverse of facilities for arriving and departing passengers, air cargo and message, airport assistance, and general aviation operations. It also has an 11, 000-foot airport.
Hilo, on the other side of the beach, is the closest airport to Kona. It typically only takes a couple of hours to travel from Hilo to Kona, which is about 78 kilometers away.
The majority of guests stay in hotels in the Kona region. Kona is served by the majority of US airlines that fly to the State of Hawaii.
A number of airlines have already been rerouted and are still being held up. Korea Airport will resume on Tuesday, according to SOURCE: eTurboNews |ETN