Honolulu HNL Airport Overview

Honolulu International Airport HNL serves the capital city of the State of Hawaii and its Island of Oahu. It is not only the aviation center for the Hawaiian Islands, but also serves as transfer point between East  & West.

HNL Airport is located is a few miles west of downtown Honolulu and nine miles from famed Waikiki Beach. Airport access is via interstate freeway H1 (Queen Liliuokalani Freeway). - east- and westbound exits lead directly to the Airport), as well as H201 (Moanalua Fwy.), and H3 (John Burns Fwy.),

With six runways and an estimated yearly passenger count of 18 million, Honolulu International Airport is a hub for Hawaiian Airlines, and is served by countless major domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.  Hawaiian Airlines re-established Honolulu Airport as a connecting hub between the United States mainland and the Asia-Pacific region.

HNL Airport has three passenger terminals - the Overseas Terminal (the main terminal), the Interisland Terminal and the Commuter Terminal.

Future Airport developments:   Ground breaking started in 2013 on a 4-year renovation & expansion project.  Among current ongoing projects are replacement of  passenger loading bridges & escalators at the Overseas Terminal, as well as  renovation of Ticket Lobbies 4, 5, 7, 8, and upgrade of  Access Control & Closed Circuit TV to expand security to various areas of the airport. 
    1. A new Diamond Head Commuter Terminal - completion: third quarter 2015 (not yet as of Oct. 12).
    2. New 'Mauka Concourse' completion:  third quarter 2017.
    3. A new CONRAC Consolidated Rental Car building replacing the one-level facility; completion: third quarter 2017.
Starting fourth quarter 2015: Taxilanes G & L widening - completion: end of third quarter 2017.

Ongoing work on the Elevated Rail System
will include a rail stop at Honolulu Airport,  The entire route with 21 stations will take only 42 minutes and will reach from Jualakai Pkwy (North/South Road) in the Kapolei aera through Wipahu, Pearl City, 'Aiea, Salt Lake, Kalihi, Honolulu, Kaka'ako, with end station Ala Moana Center.  Completion of the elevated rail between Kapolei & Aloha Stadium is scheduled for 2018, and between Aloha Stadium & Ala Moana Center for 2019.  Of the 80 trains, 17 4-car trains operate during peak hours.

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HNL Delays: 15 mins or less.

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