Kona at Keahole KOA Airport Overview
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.
Projects completed by year-end 2013: Air-conditioned enclosures for security checkpoints, resurfacing of parking lots and adding 100 parking spaces, terminal exterior painting, replacement of skylight at restaurant buildings, and replacing/ upgrading baggage carousel at South Terminal.
Present and future Airport Developments: Under the the Kona Terminal Modernization Program, While some of the projects were already completed, ongoing projects do not involve the terminals. Long-term projects include reclocation of Onizuka Space Center; consolidating checkpoint to a central location - connecting it to North & South Terminals; install air-conditioning in hold rooms & new food court; expand terminal; add up to 5 new gates.