The international arrivals building at Honolulu Airport will undergo
three improvement projects at an estimated cost of $2 million. The work is expected to be finished in time for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s leadership summit, set for November in Oahu.
“These projects are part of the state’s long-term plans to improve Honolulu International Airport,” said Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz, “The IAB improvements were developed in response to input from tour operators on how to make the arrival experience more enjoyable for international visitors. … APEC will focus worldwide attention on Hawaii, and these are the types of activities that will help ensure that Hawaii puts on its best face, not only for the APEC attendees, but for all visitors and residents for many years to come.”
The projects will include replacement of the flooring on the baggage level in the International Arrivals Building; a new canopy on the Ewa side of the building to be used for group tours and as a receiving area for APEC officials; along with new lighting, gate improvements, signage and display boards.