Power outage at Honolulu airport causes travel delays
HONOLULU — Officials say a power outage at Honolulu’s international airport caused travel delays.
State Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara said the power went out in Terminal 1 at Daniel K. Inouye International about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. The outage was confined to Terminal 1.
The flight control tower at the airport never lost power.
Security checkpoints at the terminal were not operational and there was no electricity at the gates, causing a backup for departing passengers.
About an hour after the outage, officials announced power was restored.
Sakahara said there was no threat of a security breach as areas with electronically locked doors were being monitored by airport security.
Terminal 1 primarily serves Hawaiian Airlines, but travelers can access all airlines through any terminal at the airport.
Hawaii experiencing record high temperatures
HONOLULU — Hawaii has experienced record high temperatures since the start of this month, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures were warmer than 90 degrees seven times between June 4 and 9. Temperatures have either tied or surpassed previous records in Honolulu and Kahului, Maui, according to weather service officials.
The temperatures are likely caused by warmer than normal water temperatures combined with lighter trade winds, said National Weather Service forecaster Peter Donaldson.
Honolulu reached 90 degrees Saturday, tying a 1997 record, and 92 degrees Monday, officials said.
There has been a streak of high temperatures in Kahului, which on May 22 reached 96 degrees, a record for that month, officials said.
The weather in June is typical so far, although slightly warmer than usual, Donaldson said.
Hawaii’s high temperatures through today are expected to reach 90 degrees, officials said.
Trade winds “will be relatively light the rest of the week, a little bit lighter than usual,” Donaldson said.
An area of tropical moisture is expected to move over the islands from the southwest during the weekend, meaning an increase in humidity, Donaldson said.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald