Schatz Announces Federal Funding To Improve Security At Hilo International Airport

Hilo International Airport to Receive FAA Grant of $2.2 Million

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that Hilo International Airport will receive a $2,278,800 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve security at the facility and keep travelers safe.

“Investing in our airport infrastructure is critical to ensuring our state’s transportation system operates safely and securely and our tourism industry remains strong,” Senator Schatz said.  “This important grant will strengthen the security at Hilo International Airport, protecting travelers and airport staff.”

The Federal Aviation Administration grant will support the installation of a 12,500-foot perimeter fence to help prevent security breaches and deter unauthorized persons, vehicles, and wildlife from entering onto the airfield.