Bring back the tropical welcome at island airports

I have been flying into Maui for the last 13 years. In the beginning, I was so excited when I was greeted by the sounds of birds and fragrances of the colorful tropical flowers. I really felt like I had arrived in paradise.

Now it is just like every other business-based airport.

Community leaders: This seems like an easy tourist attraction fix. There are so many nursery professionals who could advise you on putting the tropical welcome back into Hawaiian airports.

Karen Dashiell

Spokane, Wash.