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Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport reopened

Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole

Passengers are encouraged to check with their airline for any impacts to flights to or from KOA in the meantime.

Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA) on the island of Hawai‘i reopened, following a temporary closure this morning to repair an asphalt crack.

Mahalo to the Department of Transportation (HDOT) and its contractors for their repair work. According to HDOT, crews will conduct additional pavement repairs tonight, starting at 12:30 a.m. until 5 a.m. to establish a more long-term repair solution for the crack.

There are no alternate runways at KOA, and therefore the airport will be closed for flight operations during the overnight repairs. In the event an emergency medical evacuation is needed, helicopter service out of KOA will be available.

HDOT has coordinated with the airlines and other partners to minimize impacts to flights. There are no commercial flights scheduled during the overnight closure period.

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