FAA: $14M to Lihu‘e Airport
LIHU‘E — A cut of federal funding will deliver $14.5 million to the Lihu‘e Airport.
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Just wondering if they plan to spend that $14 million to keep visitors off the island?
Spend the money on runway extension. North end zone, make the runway all the way near Nawiliwili. They can take off from there. Landing can be from the east end. 8500 ft. At least. Not bad. Should be 12,000 ft.
And turn the airport into more restaurant area. Make it better. Waiters. Put more air contioners every where.
Move the angle of the runway to the left, and it fits 12,000 ft.
It was 6500 ft. Then they made it 7500 ft. Still this is too short. International should be 12,000 ft.
But this is just hard luck case. When they first built it. There is more land inward and to the left.
But that would be impossible.