Dillingham Airfield, also known as Kawaihapai Airfield, is a general aviation airport owned by the U.S. Army and managed by the Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division (HDOTA) under authority of a short-term revocable lease. The site has been operated as a military installation since the 1920’s. HDOTA began management of the facility in 1962.
HDOTA leases 272 acres of the 650 acre Dillingham Military Reservation and operates the single 5,000-foot runway primarily for commercial glider and skydiving operations. The facility is a joint-use airfield with the Army having first priority for air-land operations and helicopter night-vision training. The airfield is not lighted for night operations by general aviation.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division is working toward the transition of management of the Dillingham Airfield back to the U.S. Army by June 30, 2021. The original date to transfer the facility to the military was June 30, 2020, however, HDOTA granted a one year extension to allow tenants the opportunity to relocate to another location.
Public documents and additional information on the lease transition are disclosed and available for viewing by visiting: http://airports.hawaii.gov/hdh/hdh-lease-transition/
October 1, 2020 – Go to this link for State of Hawaii traveler FAQs.
August 28, 2020 – The State of Hawaii is announcing that the new online Safe Travels application will be mandatory for all travelers on Sept. 1. This new digital application, which collects the required health and travel information, is critical to protecting the health of our residents and visitors alike. Safe Travels is one part of a multi-layered screening process which includes arrival temperature checks, and secondary screening for those with symptoms or temperatures of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The application can be found at https://travel.hawaii.gov. MORE>>
August 7, 2020 - Governor David Ige announced the partial reinstatement of the interisland quarantine, effective Aug. 11, 2020. The 14-day quarantine requirement will apply to any person traveling to the counties of Kauai, Hawaii, Maui and Kalawao as stated in the 11th supplementary emergency proclamation. The interisland quarantine continues through Aug. 31 unless it is terminated or extended by a separate proclamation. MORE>>
August 5, 2020 - The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division is pleased to announce the thermal temperature screening equipment is now in use to help detect passengers with a temperature of 100.4 degrees and above. MORE>>
July 17, 2020 - Gov. David Ige has signed the 10th Emergency Proclamation, which keeps the mandatory 14-day quarantine in effect for travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i. Under the proclamation, travelers arriving in Hawai‘i will continue to undergo a mandatory screening process at the airport. MORE>>
July 13, 2020 - Gov. David Ige today announced he will delay the launch of the pre-travel testing program for incoming travelers to Hawai‘i. The program is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 1. This means all travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i will be subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine until Sept. 1, when the pre-travel testing program is scheduled to begin. MORE>>
June 25, 2020 - Beginning Aug. 1, 2020, all trans-Pacific travelers arriving in Hawaii from out-of-state will have the option to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawaii. Without this, passengers arriving from out-of-state will be subject to the 14-day quarantine. Travelers will be responsible for the cost of the pre-travel test. No testing will be provided upon arrival at the airport. The Health Department is in the process of developing this program but anticipates requiring an FDA-approved PCR test from a CLIA certified laboratory. These plans are in development and the process and requirements are to be determined in the coming weeks. MORE>>
June 3, 2020 - Gov. David Ige announced that the state will be lifting the 14-day quarantine requirement for interisland travelers, effective June 16.
The state Department of Transportation will require thermal screening at the airport for everyone traveling interisland. HDOT will also require travelers to fill out a new form that will now also ask for health-related information to assist the state in tracking and responding to new COVID-19 cases. MORE>>
May 18, 2020 – Gov. David Ige today signed the 8th supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, as well as for inter-island travelers through June 30. MORE>>
May 5, 2020 – Gov. Ige today signed a 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state on Mar. 25. The latest proclamation also allows residents to leave their homes to patronize certain businesses and activities under the new “Safer-at-Home” order. Social distancing, travel quarantine requirements remain in place. MORE>
April 25, 2020 – Gov. David Ige signed a a sixth supplemental proclamation amending and restating prior proclamations and executive orders related to the COVID-19 emergency. The proclamation extends the stay-at-home order across the state including the 14-day quarantine for both visitors and residents entering the state and for inter-island travelers until end of May. MORE>
April 24, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has implemented improved measures to verify incoming passenger information before they leave the airport to help ensure people are abiding by the traveler quarantine order. The enhanced process is underway at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and will begin statewide in the coming days. MORE>>
April 9, 2020 – The State of Hawaii has launched a web application to collect traveler information. Upon arrival, each traveler can now enter their information directly on the State’s web application at Safe Travels website.
All interisland travelers that do not have access to digitally submit their information must complete the manual Interisland Declaration Form.
All arriving International and Continental U.S. travelers shall continue to complete and submit the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture Plants and Animal Declaration form.
All travelers shall also complete the 14-Day Order For Self Quarantine form.
For questions about exemptions, email [email protected].
March 31, 2020 – Gov. David Ige today signed a fourth supplementary proclamation that requires all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands in the State of Hawai‘i to self-quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine mandate takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wed., Apr. 1. All who travel inter-island will be required to fill out and sign an Interisland Declaration Form. It will include: Name; residential address; contact telephone number; and destination information. They must also indicate the purpose of their travel. MORE>>
March 21, 2020 – Gov. David Y. Ige issued a second supplemental emergency proclamation ordering all individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The mandate — the first such action in the nation — applies to all arrivals at state airports from the continental U.S. and international destinations and extends to other private and commercial aircrafts. MORE>>
March 12, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is installing 250 hand sanitizing dispensers with more than 12,000 boxes of anti-bacterial solution that will be placed in high passenger volume areas throughout the airports statewide. MORE>>
June 24, 2020 – Electric vehicles have been able to park at airports free of charge since 2012. Electric vehicle owners will be assessed the parking fee at the airports and any other lot or metered area that was previously free beginning 12 a.m. on July 1, 2020. MORE>>
May 18, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies the public that the United States Marine Corps will be conducting aircraft training activities on and around Dillingham Airfield (HDH) on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 from 1 – 6 p.m. Neighbors may experience increased noise during the training. MORE>>
April 15, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division has notified tenants of Dillingham Airfield the termination of their permit at the facility has been rescinded due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. HDOT’s goal is to terminate the lease with the U.S. Army by June 30, 2021. MORE>>
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