Posted on February 26th, 2014
by Dave Smith
US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard today asked the head of Homeland Security to help resolve issues preventing Kona International Airport from accepting international flights.
Gabbard told Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson that said she was making the request, which came during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, from both an economic and security perspective.
She said restoring customs operations that were halted in 2012 at the Kona airport would not only provide an economic boost but would also provide a back-up destination if international flights were unable to land at Honolulu International Airport.