Visitor numbers continue to increase; over 36K arrived in Kona during February

  • Arriving passengers wait to get their COVID-19 Rapid Test Thursday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Christina Lindsey, team leader for Premier Medical, processes COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests Thursday at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Passengers arrive at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport on Thursday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Visitor numbers continue to increase, although the number of people coming to vacation in the Aloha State is still lower than pre-pandemic arrivals.