Kona at Keahole KOA Airport Overview

Kona International Airport KOA serves the island of Hawaii, also referred to as the 'Big Island' as it is the largest island of the Hawaiian Chain, and known for its active volcanoes, scenic coastline and great golf courses. It provides services to the U.S. mainland, to international destinations, and  serves interisland, commuter /air taxi and general aviation.

KOA Airport is located in the town of Keahole, on the island's west side, about seven miles northwest of Kailua-Kona, and is accessible via the access roadway extending from Queen Kaahumanu Highway.

With a very long runway, and nearly 3 million passengers annually, Kona International Airport is served by a number of domestic and foreign airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

The passenger terminal at Kona International is divided into North & South Terminals, and is accessible via the Kupipi Street, a one-way loop enclosing public parking and rental car check-in facilities. In the center of the terminal complex is the Onizuka Memorial.
Recently the terminal's exterior receive a new paint job; skylight replacement at restaurant;  air-conditioned enclosures at TSA security checkpoints;  South Terminal's baggage carousel upgrade (and other non-terminal improvements).

Present and future Airport Developments:  Under the the Kona Terminal Modernization Program, projects completed involved mostly non-terminal work - other than replacement & upgrade of baggage carousels.
Ongoing projects are as well of a non-teminal nature.
Long-term projects include relocation of the Onizuka Space Center;  consolidating security checkpoint to a central location connecting to both North & South Terminals; adding new baggage carousel at South Terminal,  installing air-conditioning in hold rooms & new food court;  expanding terminal & adding up to 5 new gates.

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