The closure of the runway 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 4:20 p.m., air operations were halted to target holes on the runway.
The airport will remain closed through Monday evening, according to HDOT employees 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 planes scheduled to arrive or depart from KOA on January 15 andamp, 16 are advised to check with their flight.
On Monday, KOA shut down operations at 16.20 ( 4 :20 pm )HST.
The main airports on the Island of Hawaii is located at Keahole’s Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. It provides intercontinental and transatlantic airlines. Keahole, in West Hawaii, is where KOA is situated. Effective lava, orchid gardens, golf courses, and a beautiful beach are all features of the Big Island. We are eager to have you visit Kona!
In order to join Hawaii’s Kona side of the island with the US island, worldwide locations, and interisland to Honolulu and other places, 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.
On the other side of the peninsula, Hilo is the airport that is closest to Kona. Hilo is located about 78 kilometers from Kona and typically only requires a 2-hour travel.
Accommodations in the Kona region are where the majority of visitors stay. Kona is served by the majority of US carriers operating in the State of Hawaii.
A number of airlines have already been rerouted and are currently delayed indefinitely. SOURCE: Tuesday’s reopening of Kona Airport is announced by eTurboNews| teTN  

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