The state of Hawaii plans to replace the nearly 50-year-old
Diamond Head Concourse at Honolulu's Daniel Inouye Airport with a new $1.1
The 800,000-square-foot building will have 12 to 14 widebody gates,
up from the six widebody gates that the concourse currently has. Diamond Head
also has seven narrowbody gates.
Construction of the concourse is expected to begin five years
from now, and completion of the project is expected in 2028.
The updated concourse will also have a new Customs and
Border Protection facility capable of processing 4,000 arriving passengers per
hour, improved security screening and a new parking area for airport employees.
"The new Diamond Head Concourse will help ease the
current congestion during peak times and provide a much-needed increase in
airport capacity that will be necessary over the next decade," said Matt
Shelby, co-chair of the Airlines Committee of Hawaii.