United Airlines is planning to invest $200 million to upgrade Hawaii’s airports over the next nine years.
The Honolulu-Star Advertiser reported on Tuesday that United will use the money to modernize tools and resources used by company employees at the state’s airports, as well as enhancing its customer experience.
United CEO Oscar Munoz met with Gov. David Ige, tourism officials and some of the airline’s 1,400 local airline employees during his trip to Hawaii last month, the newspaper added.
Munoz said that he supports the creation of an independent airport authority in Hawaii. The state’s airports are currently run and operated by the Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division.
Legislative measures to create such an authority stalled for the past two years in the state Legislature…