MOKULEIA,OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – – Once considered an end-of-the-road airport, the Dillingham Airfield on Oahu’s North Shore has emerged as a Mecca of sorts for skydiving enthusiasts and other commercial aviation ventures.
But Hawaii News Now has learned that the state is considering giving back the 65-acre property to the U.S. Army, in a move that puts the future of several thriving businesses up in the air.
The state said it’s losing $700,000 to $1.5 million a year on the airport, which it has operated since 1962.
Longtime tenants said returning the airport would not only hurt their businesses but will have a huge negative impact on the local economy.
“To lose a facility like this would hurt the North Shore community. we have over 50 people here … that is their means of support,” said Frank Hinshaw, president of Skydive Hawaii.
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