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State, county celebrate completion of Lihu‘e Airport Ticket Lobby Improvements

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mayor Derek Kawakami and Gov. David Ige untie the maile lei during a blessing Tuesday that celebrated the completion of the Lihu‘e Airport ticket lobby improvement project, as first lady Dawn Amano Ige and kumu Sabra Kauka look on, at the airport.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ross Higashi, left, deputy director of the state Department of Transportation Airports Division, kumu Sabra Kauka, Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano Ige listen Tuesday as kane from Kauka’s haumana kani ka pu start the blessing of the Lihu‘e Airport ticket lobby Improvement project at the airport.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Ross Higashi, deputy director of the state Department of Transportation Airports Division, delivers welcoming remarks Tuesday while Gov. David Ige and first lady Dawn Amano Ige, state Department of Transportation Director Jade Butay and Mayor Derek Kawakami listen during the blessing of the Lihu‘e Airport ticket lobby improvement project.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A lot of hands, including Gov. David Ige, first lady Dawn Amano Ige, Mayor Derek Kawakami, Kaua‘i County Councilmember and former Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., state Sen. Chris Lee and the many different agencies celebrate the completion of the Lihu‘e Airport ticket lobby improvements Tuesday at the airport.

LIHU‘E — The high-pitched whirr of smartphones receiving flash-flood warnings interrupted the group of representatives from different agencies and employees of the Lihu‘e Airport Tuesday morning following remarks by Gov. David Ige.

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