In this 2018 photo, travelers claim their baggage after arriving at Hilo International Airport from Honolulu. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald file)
Passengers arrive at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole in this 2017 file photo. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
The state Department of Transportation wants a 150-room hotel and conference center at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport and is seeking new zoning for that airport as well as Hilo International Airport for a variety of travel-related uses.