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Honolulu International Airport

Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

Aloha from one of the world's most beautiful airports. The Honolulu International Airport is one of the world's largest airports as well, serving over 20 million passengers every year. This number continues to rise every year.

Honolulu International Airport is located on the island of Oahu, only six miles from downtown Honolulu. This airport handles both domestic and international flights. There is a lot of domestic traffic from the rest of the United States to Hawaii for tourism. Much of the international traffic for Honolulu International Airport is actually either to or from different locations in Japan.

The official airport code for Honolulu International Airport is HNL. It is owned by the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation.

The airport has a total of three terminals located on two different floors. The Reef Runway is the first airport runway in the world that was built offshore.


The Honolulu International Airport was called the John Rodgers Airport. It was originally built in 1927 under this name and was the first full airport located in Hawaii. After Pearl Harbor, the airport was used strictly for military purposes.

Commercial air traffic resumed in 1946 and renamed as the Honolulu International Airport the next year. By this time, it was already one of the largest airports in the world.

In 2006, the airport started a very expensive and long-termed plan for expansion and modernization of the airport. The plan actually included all of the Hawaii airports with over a billion dollars designated for the Honolulu International Airport. The plan was to be implemented over a period of 12 years. The renovation is still in progress, one area of the airport at a time.

* Shopping and dining - restaurants, coffee shops, chain stores, retail stores, souvenir shops, bars, etc.
* General assistance - Information desks throughout the airport, pet assistance, lost & found, postal services
* Internet services
* Lei greetings
* Disability assistance
* Medical facilities
* Financial services - Banks & ATMs, currency exchange
* 8 federal government agencies located in the airport
* Jail


There are several public garages and lots available at this airport. Interisland and Commuter lots are often full, but there are international and overseas lots as well. These are both short term parking lots.
There is an economy lot for people that are parking for over two days. This is a much more affordable lot, only costing about $12 per day. Parking fees are payable by cash or credit card at the time of departure.
There are shuttle buses called Wiki Wiki buses available to take passengers from parking lots to the different terminals. The name is derived from the Hawaiian word for quick.

Surrounding Atmosphere

There are many different ways to get to the rest of the island. It is very small, and downtown Honolulu is within walking distance for some people. It is accessible, though, by car, bus, or shuttle. Honolulu is a very appealing city, and a very popular tourist location for many tourists worldwide.

Contact Information
Airport Telephone: (808) 836-6411
Fax: 808 836 6689
Parking Office Telephone: (808) 861-1260.

Honolulu International Airport,
300 Rodgers Boulevard No 4,
Hawaii 96819-1897,
Number of Terminals: 3
Time Zone: GMT - 10

Location: The airport is located 6km (4 miles) west of Honolulu
Airport code: HNL