Airports on the Big Island, Maui and Molokai have been awarded $2.9 million in FAA funding, according to a joint statement released by Hawaii senators Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka on July 21.

Nearly $2.6 million will go to the Hilo Airport to address drainage problems on taxiways, repave the apron and improve lighting, striping and signage.

$150,000 is scheduled for terminal improvements to the Hana Airport on the east coast of Maui, where renovations will be made to public-use areas.

Another $150,000 for terminal upgrades will go the Kalaupapa Airport on the northern coast of Molokai.

“Hawaii’s airports provide residents access to friends and family, doctors and patients, and customers and business partners,” Akaka said in the statement. “Air travel is critical in our island state, and regular improvements are essential.”

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