Burns Field, Port Allen, Kauai, September 4, 1941
Project type: Airports, Infrastructure and Utilities
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Between 1935 and 1941, the WPA contributed $127,000 towards work at Port Allen Airport, mostly runway expansion and improvement (“clearing, grading, and paving,” Port Allen Airport History). At its peak, in 1947, the airport served 37,000 passengers and provided a landing area for 1,100 tons of cargo. Today, Port Allen Airport is “used primarily by helicopter companies for scenic tours” (Port Allen Airport History).
“Hawaii and Aviation: An Archive of Historic Photos and Facts,” State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division (accessed March 16, 2015): Port Allen Airport History Chronology of Aviation in Hawaii Port Allen Airport Air Traffic Statistics
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on March 16, 2015.
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