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 through 8.
1. A new Diamond Head Commuter Terminal: Construction started in 2013 (next to gate 6 at end of  Diamond Head concourse) - replacing the old & distant one. The new terminal  would have 6 departure gates and 14 aircraft parking positions, a parking lot,  and would be connected to the Overseas Terminal by a skywalk level 2 of its Diamond Head Concourse.  Scheduled completion: third quarter 2015. 
To access the new Diamond Commuter Terminal and its parking lot, the existing roadways on the eastern side of the airport are to be reconfigured & improved.
2. New 'Mauka Concourse' which will be situated next to the inter-island terminal - with 6 new gatehouses, each with 2 passenger loading bridges, accommodating wide-body aircraft.
 - start: 4th quarter 2015, completion:  third quarter 2017.
3. A new CONRAC Consolidated Rental Car building with 2,250 stalls will replace the present one-level facility.  Start: third quarter 2014; completin: third quarter 2017.

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HNL Delays: 15 mins or less.

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