Hawaii $74M allocated for airport upgrades across Hawaii By Shane Nelson / January 06, 2014 Share 1 -- Hawaii Gov. Neal Abercrombie announced the release of more than $74 million late last month for a range of upgrades to several airports across the Aloha State. “We are making significant investments in our airports that will bring immediate and long-term benefits for the people of Hawaii, ranging from improved facilities and enhanced safety, to increased sustainability and energy savings,” Abercrombie said in a statement. More than $60 million will go to the ongoing modernization project under way at the Honolulu International Airport, including work on the facilities terminals and runways. Other improvements funded by the recent allocation by Hawaii’s governor include restroom renovations at the Kahului Airport on Maui, ticket lobby upgrades at Lihue Airport on Kauai, and a taxiway overhaul at the Molokai Airport.