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Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport closed due to damage to the runway

Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport
Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport

Passengers are encouraged to contact their airline for information on their specific flights.

The Department of Transportation announced the closure of Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA) due to damage to the runway. The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority team has been monitoring the situation and will continue to do so through the night.

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority’s announcement says, “We are working and coordinating internally with our partners at the Hawaiʻi Visitors & Convention Bureau, the Visitors Bureaus on each island, and Kilohana. We are also in contact with the Department of Transportation and the airlines that service KOA, as well as West Hawaiʻi hotels (Kailua Kona and the Kohala Coast).

HTA has already authorized funding to address any passenger comfort needs at Kona airport. Our partners at the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaiʻi on each island are standing by to assist further if needed.

We are looking at how we can further support passengers in Kona who cannot depart this evening, as well as passengers in the air headed to Kona diverted to other airports.

We will share information as soon as we have it. Passengers are encouraged to contact their airline for information on their specific flights.”

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