Hilo Airport, July 12, 1941
Between 1935 and 1941, the WPA contributed nearly $300,000 to the expansion and improvement of the Hilo Airport, then known as General Lyman Field (e.g., significant lengthening of runways). Today, the airport serves well over 1 million passengers per year and provides a landing area for 25,000 tons of cargo and 3,000 tons of mail annually.
“Hawaii and Aviation: An Archive of Historic Photos and Facts,” State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division (accessed March 16, 2015): General Lyman Field/Hilo International Airport Chronology of Aviation in Hawaii Hilo International Airport Air Traffic Statistics
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on March 16, 2015.
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