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Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), more commonly known as Honolulu International Airport, is the largest airport in Hawaii and the main gateway for travelers from both the mainland U.S. and abroad.
The airport is unique in that its principal runway, called the Reef Runway, was constructed completely offshore. This makes for a gorgeous landing and takeoff experience.
One of the most icon travel destinations for Americans, Hawaii is a group of islands located smack in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Long famous for its stunning beaches and perhaps the best surf in the world, the islands are also popular for their interior landscapes. The islands might be more well known as a romantic destination, but many families also enjoy vacations together on them.
While Honolulu International is the main gateway, most of the other islands also have airports which are served by interisland flights as flying is by far the most common way to get between them. Even if a passenger’s intended destination is another island, she will almost certainly fly into Honolulu International and transfer to a smaller plane to reach it.
If planning to stay on the island of O’ahu, rental cars are available in Honolulu both at the airport and in the downtown area in addition to some hotels. As car ferries do not exist in the archipelago, planes are necessary for transit between the islands. This means that you will have to book separate rental cars if planning to visit more than one island.
Top international routes
- Tokyo-Narita, Japan
- Osaka-Kansai, Japan
- Seoul- Incheon
- Sydney, Australia
- Nagoya-Centrair, Japan
- Vancouver, Canada
- Fukuoka, Japan
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Shanghai-Pudong, China
Terminal 2 is larger, with 29 gates spread across three concourses none of which are dedicated to a single airline. The flights of almost all other airlines depart from and arrive at Terminal 2.
Terminal 3 hosts the flights of Moukele Airlines which operates flights the other Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Molokai, O’ahu, and Lanai.
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It should be noted that Europcar is served by Advantage’s rental desk. If you book a car with Europcar as the supplier, check in at the Advantage desk.
Services and facilities
The airport has plenty of shopping and dining establishments, though those transiting through Terminal 1 will notice less of a selection. When it comes to food and drink, typical fast food chains and some bars are available. Unfortunately, you are unlikely to find Hawaiian food at the airport.
Wifi is supposedly available throughout the terminals, though many travelers report that only works in some parts of Terminal 2.
The Airport has lounges in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. In addition to the Hawaiian Airlines lounge, Terminal 1 also has a private lounge called the Plumeria Lounge. In Terminal 2, three airline lounges and one private lounge can be found.
A few hotels are located very close to the airport. All of them offer free shuttles. Pacific Marina Inn, Airport Honolulu and Best Western Plaza Hotels are the nearest. If a member of the military, there is a Navy Gateway Inn and Suites not far from the airport.
If arriving from outside the U.S., money exchange is available. Though, as usual, it is best to withdraw cash from an ATM or exchange money elsewhere due to the poor rates offered in airports.
Nearest gas station
If looking on Google Maps, you may spot a gas station off of Nimitz Road just north of the airport. This is actually a Navy Exchange station and is for members of the military only.
Honolulu Airport (HNL)
- IATA: HNL
- ICAO: PHNL
- Airport name: Honolulu Airport (HNL)
- Airport type: Public / Joint Civil / Military
- Airport Size: Large Airport
- Elevation AMSL: 4 m / 13 ft
- Runway Surface: Asphalt / Grooved
- Passengers (per year): 19,869,707
- Distance from City: 3 miles / 4.8 km NW of town
- Airport Hours: 24 hours a day
- Phone: +1 808 836 6411
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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