Kona International Airport Master Plan

Location: Hawaii, Hawaii
Client Name: State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division
Date Completed: 2001
Construction Cost: $150,000 (fee)
Disciplines Applied: Planning & Permitting, Civil EngineeringSurveying & Mapping

Project Description:

The Kona International Airport at Keahole Point is the gateway to West Hawaii. The airport serves interisland, domestic U.S. and international airlines. The original plan for the former Kona Airport was developed by the State Department of Transportation (SDOT) in the early 1970s. RMTC developed the update of the master plan by integrating the award-winning, open-air design terminal facilities. The update required upgrading facilities to meet future interisland, domestic, and international operations and passenger demand.

In preparing the Kona International Airport Master Plan, RMTC planners proposed upgrades and expansion of terminal buildings, runway lengthening, new general aviation facilities, new fuel storage facilities, utility upgrades, and expansion of cargo and ground transportation facilities. An Environmental Impact Statement was completed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act for proposed improvements along with a FAR Part 150, Noise Compatibility Study.

Upon completion of the master plan, RMTC proceeded with a multi-disciplinary design and project management program that included surveying, mapping, engineering, environmental planning and construction management.