Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle helped dedicate a new international arrivals corridor at the Honolulu Airport on Oct. 27.

The 2,100-foot corridor will service gates 26 through 34 on the third floor of the Ewa Concourse, enabling international passengers to use a series of three Autowalk people-movers on their way to the Federal Inspection Services area, eliminating the need for shuttle buses.

According to Hawaii Department of Transportation officials, about 80% of the 1.5 million international passengers who arrive at the airport annually will use the new corridor.

The corridor is part of a 12-year, $2.3 billion Hawaii Airports Modernization Program launched by the Lingle administration in 2006.

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