HONOLULU (KHON2) — Officials with the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Saturday, June 12, that Runway 8/26 at the Hilo Airport will undergo an overnight closure until further notice.
DOT officials said Runway 3/21, a shorter and smaller runway, is still available for inter-island travel.
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A DOT official confirmed with KHON2 that the lights are not working on Runway 8/26. The closure will be in effect starting at 7:24 p.m. Saturday.
DOT made the announcement through its Twitter account around 2:24 p.m. Saturday, stating Runway 8/26 “will be closed between dusk and dawn.”
Travelers who have scheduled flights to or from the Hilo Airport are advised to check with their airlines for any flight changes.