Airport work flying ahead

  • Construction continues for the airport modernization project at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Construction continues for the airport modernization project at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Workers remove an old gate sign for the airport modernization project at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • An aerial view of the terminal modernization project is shown last week. Construction, which began in March 2017, is expected to be complete by year’s end. (Hawaii Department of Transportation/Special to West Hawaii Today)
  • Construction continues for the airport modernization project at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • An aerial view of the terminal modernization project is shown last week with a Japan Airlines flight arriving to disembark passengers at the temporary Federal Inspection Station, which is located in the upper right corner. (Hawaii Department of Transportation/Special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Construction of a permanent Federal Inspection Station to allow for continued international arrivals beyond 2021 at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole remains on track for completion ahead of deadline.