Honolulu International Airport is the largest airport in the State of Hawaii. Standing tall on the mesmerising island of Oahu, you would not guess that this busy airport was opened in March 1927. Originally called John Rodgers Airport, named after World War 1 naval officer John Rodgers, the airport was later used as a naval air station.
Honolulu International Airport serves as the main hub for Hawaii’s first airline, Hawaiian Airlines. Up to date, there are over 50 outbound non-stop flights from Honolulu to cities all over the world. The airport is served by more than 20 international and domestic airlines, three interisland carriers, and four commuter airlines.
As one of the busiest airports in the United States, countless number of flights depart Honolulu airport from the main Overseas Terminal, Interisland Terminal, and Commuter Terminal. Daily flights to other islands in Hawaii leave from the Interisland Terminal, the Commuter Terminal gates sees to smaller airlines flying within the island. The arrival hall of the Overseas and Interisland Terminals is on the second floor of the airport, whereas the Commuter Terminal’s is on the ground.
There’s a complimentary shuttle service for passengers between gates and terminals. The airport transports passengers from the main terminal ticket lobbies on the third level, to the holding areas and the other terminals in the airport on the WikiWiki buses. Wiki is ‘quick’ in Hawaiian.
Services and Facilities
You’re running late and worried you won’t make it to the check in counter before it closes? Fret not, there’s a drive through check in located on the ground level. It also serves as a bag drop point if you’ve checked in online. Note that security checks are tighter at the drive through check in station.
Have time to kill before you board your flight? Walk around and you’ll discover numerous retail stores, bars and restaurants at the Honolulu airport. There’s even a business centre for the workaholics. Day passes to numerous airline lounges are also available for purchase for that added comfort and lux. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
Wi-Fi is only available within the business centre for a small fee of USD5 per person per day. If you don’t have a mobile device to work from, there are computer stations in the centre you can use for USD3 per 15 minutes. They also provide chargeable printing service.
Lost? Information desks are located throughout the airport for the convenience of travellers.
Transit travellers will be relieved to know there are two hotels located close to the Honolulu Airport, on N. Nimitz Highway – Best Western The Plaza Hotel and Ohana Honolulu Airport Hotel.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 27 August 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Honolulu Airport website for the latest update of the following information.