Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL), shares runways with the adjacent Hickam Field (IATA: HIK),
which is the major commercial aviation hub of Hawaii. Thos commercial aviation airport offers intercontinental service to North America, Asia, Australia and Oceania. Hawaiian Airlines, Mokulele Airlines and go! use jets to provide services between the large airports in Honolulu, Līhuʻe, Kahului, Kona and Hilo. Island Air and Pacific Wings serve smaller airports. These airlines also provide air freight services between the islands. On May 30, 2017, the airport was officially renamed as the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), after U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye.
Getting to Know Hawaii's Airports
People from all over the world flock to the picturesque islands of Hawaii. Even the airports in Hawaii are welcome with small exhibitions of the culture of the state. The airports in Hawaii are well connected with all islands, the mainland of the USA and also with many countries of the world. Most of the airports in Hawaii are also used for recreational activities such as hang gliding and parachuting.
Hawaii attracts thousands of visitors every year for its beautiful tropical landscape. Hawaii has three international airports, Hilo International Airport, Honolulu International Airport / Hickam AFB and Kona International Airport in Keahole. These airports in Hawaii are modern in their amenities and technology. They combine state-of-the-art technology with the friendliest service. They are also equipped for disabled guests. Hawaii airports are well connected with all islands and traveling between islands is no problem. The airports in Hawaii also have all the amenities on their premises or right at the exits, making traveling easy for the weary traveler.
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), also
called Honolulu International Airport, is the primary aviation gateway to the City and County of Honolulu on Oahu in the State of Hawaii. It is
known as one of the busiest airports in the United States, with traffic now exceeding 21 million passengers a year and rising.
The airport is named after the U.S. Senator and Medal of Honor recipient Daniel K. Inouye, who represented Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. The airport is located in the Honolulu census-designated place three miles northwest of Honolulu's central business district. Main roads leading to the airport are Nimitz Highway and the Queen Liliuokalani Freeway of Interstate H-1.
The airport has four major runways, which it operates in conjunction with the adjacent Hickam Air Force Base. The primary runway designated 8R/26L, also
called the Reef Runway, was the world's first major runway constructed entirely offshore. Completed in 1977, the Reef Runway was a designated alternate landing site for the Space Shuttle.
In addition to the four paved runways, Honolulu International Airport has two designated offshore runways designated 8W/26W and 4W/22W for use by seaplanes.
The airport covers a total area of 4,220 acres of land.
The entire terminal complex provides twenty-four-hour medical services, restaurants, shopping centers and a business center with conference rooms for private use. Passengers have the option of using various short-term and long-term parking structures on the grounds of Honolulu International Airport
The airport has three terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3. The Wiki Wiki Shuttle provides inter-terminal transportation between the ticket lobbies of all three terminals and between the concourses in terminals 1 and 2. All gates in terminals 1 and 2 are connected post-security; however, passengers walking from Terminal 1 to gates in Terminal 2 must pass through a USDA agricultural inspection station for carry-on luggage.
Effective June 1, 2018, the gate numbers at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport were renamed to an alphanumeric format, and the baggage claim numbers (previously alphanumeric) were renumbered to numeric. These changes are intended to accommodate expansion with the new Mauka and Diamond Head concourses
Hilo Airport, Aloha Airlines | Boeing 737-2Y5 courtesy of M.J. Scanlon
Hilo International Airport (ITO), formerly
called General Lyman Field, is owned and operated by the Hawaiʻi state Department of Transportation.
Situated in Hilo, Hawaiʻi County, the airport includes 1,391 acres and is one of two major airports on Hawaiʻi Island and one of five
primary airports in the state. Hilo International Airport serves most of East Hawaiʻi, including the districts of Hilo and Puna, as well as portions of the districts of Hāmākua and Kaʻū. Most flights to the airport are from Honolulu International Airport. These flights are
primarly operated by Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Air Cargo.
Hilo International Airport has two runways. Runway 8-26 is 9,800 ft × 150 ft and is used for nearly all air carrier operations. It is capable of
handling overseas passenger service by aircraft as large as the Boeing 747 and is used occasionally by the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, a USAF military transport. Runway 3/21 is 5,600 ft × 150 ft and is used for general aviation operations including take-off and landing of smaller commuter airplanes.
The passenger terminal complex, including commuter facilities, is at the southern edge of Hilo International Airport and is served by an access roadway from Hawaii Belt Road at Kekūanaōʻa Avenue. Air Cargo operations are handled at the former passenger terminal, located on the western edge of Runway 3-21. The Northwest Apron, which serves this area of the airport, provides parking for transient military aircraft and is the site of some general aviation facilities. Other general aviation facilities are located to the south, near the Civil Air Patrol area.
Major airlines operating at this Airport include:
Hawaiian Airlines, and
Kona International Airport
Kona International Airport
Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA) is on the Island of Hawaiʻi, in Kalaoa CDP, Hawaiʻi County, Hawaiʻi. The airport serves leeward, or Western Hawaiʻi island, including the town of Kailua-Kona and the resorts of the North Kona and South Kohala districts.
This airport at Keāhole is 2,700 acres at an elevation of 47 feet above mean sea level. It has one asphalt runway, 17/35, 11,000 by 150 feet.
The state government of Hawaiʻi facility operates a runway and a terminal complex of single story buildings along the eastern edge of the airfield for passengers, air cargo and mail, airport support, and general aviation.
Habitat at Kahului Airport, Maui, Hawaii. Courtesy of Forest and Kim Starr
Kahului Airport (OGG) is a regional airport in the state of Hawai'i,
situated east of the Kahului CDP in Maui County on the island of Maui near Haleakala. It has
provided full airport operations since 1952. A majority of the flights into Kahului Airport originate from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu; the Honolulu–Kahului corridor is one of the busiest air routes in the US, ranking 13th in 2004 with 1,632,000 passengers.
The airport is 1,391 acres at an elevation of 54 feet above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways: 2/20 is 6,995 ft × 150 ft and 5/23 is 4,990 ft × 150 ft. It also has an asphalt helipad designated H1 measuring 125 × 125 feet. Rotary-wing aircraft operate from the area directly east of the approach end of Runway 2
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