ITO Airport - Hilo Airport ( Hilo , HI )


Hilo International Airport ITO serves the Island of Hawaii - also referred to as the "Big Island" - the least populated and the largest island in the Hawaiian island chain, whose main attraction is the Kilauea Volcano and its pristine beaches.

ITO Airport is within walking distance of the town of Hilo  - on the Big Island's rainy eastern shore. To get to the Airport use Highway 11 (Hawaii Belt Road/ Kanoelehua Avenue) from either the North or South; turn east onto Airport Road (Kekuanaoa Street) and drive east about two miles.  Note that  there is no public shuttle available to downtown Hilo.
The new half-mile access road connects Hana Highway to Lanui Loop.

With an estimated yearly passenger count of 1.3 million, Hilo Internatiol Airport is served by inter-island airlines Go! and Island Air, as well as by Hawaiian Airlines. Hilo Airport also serves as a general aviation airport.
In July 2016 a new Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Station opened with the latest equipment.

Hilo International Airport has one passenger terminal - currently served by Hawaiian Airlines (tel. 800-367-5320) and United Airlines (tel. 800-864-8331).  For Terminal details at this site open ‘Terminal Map’ and scroll down to the text; for Parking details, open ‘Parking Map’, for ground transportation open ‘Ground Transportation: /Buses & Trains.

If you are picking up a passenger at the Airport, use the free Cell Phone Lot for up to one hour . Stay with your car until your party has called you to be picked up at the curb.

Present and future Airport Developments:  To modernize the Airport, some maintenance & improvement projects will make the airport more energy efficient and add to passenger comfort. While a number of projects have already been competed, current projects are unrelated to the passenger terminal.  Also on the agenda: The parking lot is to have 800 more stalls; replacing /upgrading security access control & adding aClosed Circuit TV systems.
Furthermore, in June 2017 it was announced that Hilo will received a $4.4 million funding for drainage improvements (necessary to eliminate airfield ponding along the north & south shoulders of Runway 8/26).

1363 Mokuea Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 961-9300

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