Kona Airport Emergency Shutdown Unveils Cracks - What You Need to Know!

Emergency Shutdown at Kona Airport: - Hawai‘i Department of Transportation (HDOT) closes Kona Airport for runway assessment.

Shutdown Details: - Operations halted on Monday, Jan. 15, at 4:20 p.m.

Cracks on the Runway: - HDOT addresses cracks due to recent rains, accelerating pavement degradation.

Urgent Measures: - HDOT measures usable runway length, collaborating with airlines for reopening strategies.

Future Reconstruction Project: - Planned reconstruction of the entire 11,000-foot runway this year.

Senator's Involvement: - US Senator Brian Schatz collaborates with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and FAA for a swift resolution.

Passenger Advisory: - Passengers advised to check with airlines for updates before heading to the airport.

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