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Honolulu Airport's terminal complex consists of three passenger terminals connected to each other - the Overseas Terminal, the Interisland Terminal and the Commuter Terminal - connected by shuttle buses. When arriving by car, large overhead signs will indicate Check-in Lobby number & airlines.
- Honolulu International is urging passengers to arrive at the Airport at least two hours ahead of your scheduled overseas flight, or 90 minutes ahead of your inter-island flight. Should you need to park or rent a car, add another 30 minutes to your arrival time at the Airport.
- Gate numbers with preceding letter Z are inter-island flights; gate numbers preceding letter M are overseas flights.
- Passengers will arrive on either level 2 of either the Overseas or Interisland terminals, or at ground level of Commuter Terminal, where they will find Visitor Information booths located in gate areas and at baggage claim.
- A new Baggage Storage by SmarteCarte offers attended baggage storage services at the Overseas Parking Garage, near the interim rental car facility.
Getting around: A shuttle bus serves all three terminals and makes continuous rounds.
Departing overseas passengers may, after security clearance, take a bus on the third level of the Overseas Terminal to their gate located either at Ewa or at Diamond Head Concourses. You can also walk from the Overseas Terminal to the Interisland Terminal (10-15 minutes) or to the Commuter terminal (another 5-10 minutes).
Arriving overseas passengers at either Ewa or Diamond Head concourses can take a bus outside their gates back to the main terminal or the Interisland Terminal. HOWEVER, all international arrivals (unless they completed US customs clearance by participating airports) need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag . Note that the international Arrivals corridor is now airconditioned and has moving walkways. Information booths are located in the gate & baggage claim areas.
Passengers at the Interisland Terminal who check in for a Mainland flight in the Overseas Terminal can take a bus on level 3 to get to their gate.
- Shops & Restaurants are available at: Central Concourse gates 14-23; Central Lobby; Diamond Head Concourse gates 6-11; Ewa Concourse gates 26-34, near gates 12/13 and 24/25; near baggage claim G-5; at pre-security, level 2; and at Interisland & Commuter terminals.
- Electronic device charging stations are located in both the Overseas and Interisland terminals: (a) at Overseas Terminal at Main Lobby, near Gates 12 and 24 and across from Food Court; at Central Concourse near Gates 14 and 23; at Diamond Head Concourse near Gates 10 and 11; and at Ewa Concourse, near Gates 26, 30, 31 and 32. (b) at Interisland Terminal at its North & South ends, and at its center.
1. The Overseas Terminal with 3 Concourses represents the Main Terminal - located on the right side of the main airport access road. It is intended for U.S. domestic & international destinations; boarding gates are shared by all airlines - there is no gate assignment. The new international arrivals corridor connects level 3 of the Ewa Concourse directly to the International Arrivals building and the rest of the airport. Outside the terminal are two city bus stops.
The ground level 1 is the Arrivals level, housing Baggage Claims H through D, with adjacent Customs & passport checks for international arrivals.
Level 2 is the Departures level, housing the Central Lobby with five ticketing /check-in areas at Lobbies 4 through 8, serving the following airlines:
- Lobby 4: Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Alaska, ANA/Air Japan, China, Delta, Jetstar, Korean Air, Philippines, Qantas & WestJet.
- Lobbies 5, 6 & 7: Lobby 5: Japan Airlines; Lobby 6: Omni Air, US Airways. Lobby 7: American.
- Lobby 8: United. All passengers arrive on the second level.
Beyond the lobbies are security checkpoints 2 to 5, followed by amenities & services in each of the post-security areas, and leading to the Concourses:
Central Concourse has an information desk, food & drink & shops in the center, and gates 14 to 23. Lounges for American, Air New Zeland, & Japan Airlines are located in the Food Court.
Diamond Head Concourse has gates 6 to 11 with United & ANA lounges on level 3 (above gate 9).
- Between the Diamond Head and the Central Concourse are gates 12 & 13 with a currency exchange.
- Between the Central Concourse and the Ewa Concourse are gates 24 & 25.
Ewa Concourse (to the right) with gates 26-34 houses lounge facilities for Qantas, American & Air New Zealand, reached near gate 26 to level 3. Past the Ewa Concourse is the security checkpoint with access to gates 49 to 53 and the Interisland Terminal gates (south) 54-61, [connecting there to the Commuter Terminal gates 62-80].
Level 3 has a food court and airline lounges for: Japan (ANA), Air Canada, China, IASS & Philippine airlines.
Airline Lounges available for the following Airlines customers:
Air Canada: use United Club above Gate 9
Air New Zealand: use Garden Court Third Level above Kona Brewing Company
ANA/Air Japan: use United Club above Gate 9
American Airlines: use Garden Court Third Level above Kona Brewing Company
Air China: use Dynasty Lounge: Garden Court Area
Delta Air Lines: use Delta Sky Club across Gate 13
Korean Air: use Korean Air Lounge, Garden Court Area
Hawaiian Airlines: use Premier Club: levels 2 & 3 of Interisland Terminal
IASS: use UC Member Lounge: Garden Court Area
H.I.S. Lounge: use LeaLea Lounge, Garden Court Area
Japan Airlines: use Sakura Lounge at level 3, above Kona Brewing Company
Qantas: use the Qantas Club above Gate 26
United Airlines: use the United Club above Gate 9.
2. The Interisland Terminal at Honolulu Airport is located to the right of the main airport access road, and it connects by walkway to the Main Terminal & by escalator to the Commuter Terminal. This Terminal serves passengers of Hawaiian & Mokulele airlines. The six circular check-in islands in the center of the lobbies can be used for inter-island, mainland & international flights.
The Ground level is the baggage claim level.
Level 2 houses Ticketing check-in Lobbies 2 & 3 on either side of the entrance, with four security checkpoints leading to the waiting area with an ATM machine, Information booth, food & drink and retail outlets and the Hawaiian Lounge upstairs on the third floor. Past the waiting area are gates 54 to 61 (to be extended by gates 62-80). Passengers arrive at the second level, while an escalator at gate 61 takes you to the Commuter Terminal.
Airline Lounge at Interisland Terminal: Hawaiian Islands Premier Club near gate 56.
[The new Mauka Concourse is under construction, to be tentatively completed in 2020].
3. The Commuter Terminal at Honolulu Airport, which is across from Parking B, and north of the Interisland Terminal across from the US Post Office (by car, enter from main airport access road or from Aolele Street). This Terminal serves passengers of the following airlines: go!, Island Air, . Inside it is connected to the Interisland Terminal by an escalator, has a Baggage Claim A and a Ticketing Check-in Lobby 1, with food & drink, a newsstand, and security checkpoint leading to gates 62 to 80. Passengers arrive at the ground level.
[Plans for the Diamond Head Commuter Terminal were abandoned in early Dec. 2015.]
- An Interim Rental Car Facility - located at eastern half of the Overseas Parking Structure (across from Overseas Terminal's baggage claim - officially opened Nov. 2015 with car-wash, fueling station, customer service building and easy car pickup /return areas. - housing rental car agencies Advantage, Avis, Budget, Hertz & National.
- A permanent 5-level Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) is currently under construction - to be completed late 2020.
-The new L-shaped 'Mauka Concourse' under construction is situated next to the Inter-Island Terminal, able to support larger aircraft. It will have 6 new gatehouses, each with 2 passenger loading bridges, and will have 11 gates, passenger holdrooms, security screening lanes,and concession spaces - to be completed by 2020.