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Honolulu Airport (HNL)

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About Honolulu International Airport

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is an international airport located in Honolulu, on the Island of O'ahu. Also known as Honolulu International Airport, or even Honolulu Airport, this airport is one of the busiest in the United States with over 21 million annual passengers.

The airport first opened in marzo 1927, where it was called John Rodgers Airport and was the first full airport in Hawaii. In 1947, the airport was renamed to Honolulu Airport, with the 'International' being added 4 years later. The airport remained with the same name until it was renamed in 2017 to its current form, where it was named after the late U.S. Senator, Daniel Inouye.

Honolulu Airport is the hub for Hawaiian Airlines, but also a number of cargo airlines including Aloha Air Cargo, Transair and Asia Pacific Airlines.

Honolulu International Airport Location

The airport is located just 5km northwest of Honolulu's CBD (central business district). Its exact location can be seen on the map below:


The total land area of the airport spans 4,220 acres. Honolulu's terminal complex features 24-hour medical services, a vast array of shops and restaurants.

Additional Facilities Include:

Business centre including conference rooms


Postal Services

Baggage Carts

Luggage Storage

Medical Services

Japanese, Chinese and Hawaiian Garden


Mobile Charging

ATMs / Card Machines

Smoking areas


Lounges Include:

Hawaiian Airlines Premier Club Lounge: Located in Terminal 1 and accessible to economy class travellers, this lounge includes non-alcoholic beverages, reading material, television and WiFi.

The Plumeria Lounge: Located in Terminal 1, accessible with a priority pass. Gain access to beverages (alcoholic and soft), wifi, complimentary reading material, snacks and TV.

United Club: Located in terminal 2, you can pay at the door with proof of United ticket. Access to drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, WiFi, reading material such as newspapers and magazines, TV, phones, and conference facilities.


Honolulu Airport has 4 major runways, with one of them, the Reef Runway, being the world's first major runway constructed entirely offshore and was designed to be the alternate landing site for the Space Shuttle. In addition to the 4 primary runways, there are two offshore runways on the water, designed to be used by seaplanes.

Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
4L/22R 2,119 6,952 Asphalt
4R/22L 2,743 9,000 Asphalt
4W/22W 914 3,000 Water
8L/26R 3,753 12,312 Asphalt
8R/26L 3,658 12,000 Asphalt
8W/26W 1,524 5,000 Water


There are three terminals at this airport, with a shuttle bus; The Wiki Wiki Shuttle, going between terminals.

Terminal 1

First opened in 1993, this terminal was previously known as the 'Interisland Terminal'. Originally there were 8 gates at this terminal, but an additional 5 were added in the expansion of 1995 so that there are currently 13 gates. This terminal is the home of Hawaiian Airlines.

Terminal 2

Originally known as the 'Overseas Terminal', this terminal was first opened in 1962, but has been modernised and expanded since. There is currently 29 gates in this terminal, across 3 concourses and is home to airlines such as Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Fiji Airways, Jetstar Airways and Qantas.

Terminal 3

Terminal 3 used to be known as the 'Commuter Terminal', and was only opened in 2018. Currently, this terminal is home to Mokulele Airlines.

Passenger Airlines that fly to Honolulu Airport

AirAsia X Air Canada Air China
Air New Zealand Alaska Airlines All Nippon Airways
American Airlines Asiana Airlines China Airlines
Aerolíneas del este de China Delta Air Lines Fiji Airways
Hawaiian Airlines Líneas aéreas de Japón JetStar Airways
Jin Air Aire coreano Mokulele Airlines
Philippine Airlines Qantas Southwest Airlines
Sun Country Airlines Aerolíneas Unidas WestJet

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations

Rank Aeropuerto Pasajeros Aerolíneas
1 Los Angeles, CA 1,148,800 Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Sun Country, United
2 Kahului, HI 979,770 Hawaiian, Mokulele
3 Lihue, HI 643,990 Hawaiian
4 Kailua-Kona, HI 617,570 Hawaiian, Mokulele
5 San Francisco, CA 584,120 Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, United
6 Hilo, HI 497,970 Hawaiian
7 Seattle/Tacoma, WA 363,620 Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian
8 Las Vegas, NV 233,380 Delta, Hawaiian
9 Phoenix-Sky Harbor, AZ 195,640 American, Hawaiian
10 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX 168,330 American

Popular International Destinations

Rank Aeropuerto Pasajeros Aerolíneas
1 Tokyo-Narita, Japan 1,499,299 ANA, China Airlines, Delta, JAL, Korean Air United
2 Osaka-Kansai, Japan 559,752 Delta, Hawaiian, JAL
3 Tokyo-Haneda, Japan 526,264 ANA, Hawaiian, JAL
4 Seoul-Incheon, South Korea 493,400 Asiana, Hawaiian, Korean
5 Sydney, Australia 405,637 Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas
6 Nagoya-Centrair, Japan 297,701 Delta, JAL
7 Vancouver, Canada 241,659 Air Canada, WestJet
8 Fukuoka, Japan 178,100 Delta
9 Auckland, New Zealand 134,410 Air New Zealand, Hawaiian
10 Shanghai-Pudong, China 95,341 China Eastern

How to get to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

By Road

There are two main roads that provide great accessibility to the airport by road. These are the Nimitz Highway and the Queen Liliuokalani Freeway.

By Public Transport

There are multiple options for passengers wanting to get to or from the airport by bus, with the 19 and 20 routes connecting the airport to Pearlridge Center, Downtown Honolulu and Waikki. Route 31 stops at Tripler Ar,y Medical Center, and also the 9, 40, 42 and 51 stop within walking distance of the airport, on the Nimitz Highway.

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