Honolulu International Airport, on the island of Oahu, is Hawaii’s major aviation gateway. The primary hub for domestic overseas and inter-island flights, it also accommodates international flights. Honolulu shares airport facilities with Hickam Air Force Base. Its main terminal houses 19 airlines and its InterIsland Terminal is home to two. There's currently a $2.3 billion plan to modernize the airport over a 12-year period.
Taxi: The Cab (tel: 808 422 2222) is the airport’s authorized service. All taxis are coordinated and managed by Signature Cab Holdings. Taxis are available on the center median in front of the baggage reclaim areas.
Bus: There are several city bus services. The city bus system in Honolulu is called ‘The Bus’. Bus no.19 eastbound and bus no.20 follow different routes to central Waikiki; bus no.19 westbound goes to Hickham Air Force Base, while bus no.20 goes to the Pearlridge Shopping Center, both via downtown Honolulu.
Coach: The licensed shuttle service is the Waikiki Express which serves the hotels in Waikiki.
Parking is available in the multi-level garage, which can be accessed directly from the Main Terminal, and also in open parking lots located near all lobbies. The first 30 minutes of parking are free. Further information is available from AMPCO System Parking (tel: 808 861 1260).
Information is available from the State Visitor Information Program (tel: 808 836 6413). Information booths are located throughout the airport. Personnel also work inside the foreign arrivals area.
Money and communications: ATMs and bureau de change are located throughout the terminals. There is a post office in the Main Terminal.
Eating and drinking: There are plenty of restaurants and bars located around the airport.
Shopping: There is a duty-free shop in the main terminal, as well as numerous other shops.
Luggage: All left-luggage lockers and storage facilities have been closed indefinitely. A lost property service is located on the ground floor of the car park opposite the main terminal.
Other facilities: These include a 24-hour medical clinic, a 24 hours medical center and family toilets.
Hotels located close to the airport include the Honolulu Airport Hotel (tel: 808 836 0661), the Best Western Plaza Hotel (tel: 808 836 3636) and the Pacific Marina Inn (tel: 808 836 1131). All hotels provide a shuttle service.
The airport is wheelchair-accessible and provides elevators and accessible toilets; disabled passengers should telephone to make advance arrangements and inform their airline of any special needs prior to travel. There are parking facilities for disabled travelers in the multi-level garage at the airport. TDD telephones are available in all terminals and there is a TTY information hotline (tel: 808 836 6601).
The airport business center (tel: 808 834 0058) in the main terminal provides photocopying, Internet access, basic office supplies and stationery, post office services, an international telephone service, mobile phone hire, PC hire and fax facilities. Conference facilities are available in the Garden Conference Center (tel: 808 836 6459), with four conference rooms. Conference facilities are also available at the Inter-Island Terminal. Many airlines provide lounges for business-class passengers.