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Schatz: Hawai‘i Airports Set To Receive More Than $133 Million In New Federal Funding To Support Workers, Stay Operational

HONOLULU – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that Hawai‘i airports will receive more than $133 million in new federal funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The new funding will help support airports and its workers experiencing severe economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

“Hawai‘i airport workers and the entire airline industry have taken a significant hit during this crisis,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “This new federal funding will help save jobs and keep our airports across the state running.”

The funding will be used to pay for operational costs and requires each airport to keep at least 90 percent of its staff on the job. The more than $133 million in funding for Hawai‘i airports includes:

  • $12.4 million for airports on Kauai;
  • $74.9 million for airports on Oahu;
  • $1.6 million for airports on Molokai;
  • $1.3 million for Lanai Airport;
  • $23.7 million for airports on Maui; and
  • $19.5 million for airports on Hawai‘i Island.