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Check Six – 1975: Reef Runway Construction

October 13, 2020

From the Star-Advertiser Archive

This photograph was originally published on October 13, 1975 with the following comments:

The Honolulu International Airport reef runway is now 80% complete and is expected to be completed sometime in mid-1976. It is being build at a cost of about $46 million by contractor Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Co. The runway will not only increase the aircraft handling capacity of the airport, but will also reduce aircraft noise of Honolulu and Kalihi-Palama. 

The completion of this runway caused a little change in flight operations. The F-4 Phantoms’ taxi to the end of the runway became a little longer.

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