Daniel K Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Hawaii, US is set to receive its new Diamond Head Concourse, which will be developed at a cost of around $1.1bn over the next ten years.
Hawaii governor David Ige, the Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division (HDOT) and representatives from Airlines Committee of Hawaii have revealed the plan for the new Diamond Head Concourse.
Ige said: “This is a major investment in the airport, and my administration is committed to improving HNL’s facilities for its passengers, airlines and businesses.
“This project, combined with other airport modernisation projects happening now, will result in more gates, faster processing for international travellers and greater efficiency.”
The proposed facility will spread across an 800,000ft² area to replace the existing Diamond Head Concourse building.
Initially, it will have 12-14 wide-body gates, which are expected to be expanded to 21 gates.
A new 200,000ft² customs and border protection (CBP) centre will also be added, designed to process 4,000 arriving passengers per hour.
The new concourse will also feature an improved security screening checkpoint and baggage screening facilities for Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as well as employee parking.
Development of the facility will be carried out with a pre-design planning phase, which will be followed by an environmental assessment to evaluate the impacts over the next three to four years.
Construction of the new Diamond Head Concourse is due to commence in five years.
The project will be funded by HDOT through concessions and airline revenue as well as landing fees, terminal rentals, parking revenue, rental car customer facility charges, passenger facility charges and federal grants.