Tourism leaders urge Ige to declare it’s OK to visit Hawaii

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald A couple from California in July reads over a sign on the Sulfur Banks Trail at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On Monday, 19,920 trans-Pacific passengers arrived at Hawaii’s airports, 1,889 of them in Kailua-Kona and just 83 in Hilo. That compares to 26,027 trans-Pacific passengers arriving in Hawaii on Monday, Aug. 23 — 2,797 of them in Kona and 137 in Hilo.