Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

(808) 836-6411
Honolulu, 300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96819

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) is one of the world’s largest, busiest and most beautiful airports, formerly known as Honolulu International Airport.  Owned and operated by the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, it covers 4,520 acres of fast and submerged land, and is larger than the major resort destination of Waikiki, which is located 10 miles to the south.

HNL has four active runways, including the 12,000-foot Reef Runway which was the world’s first major runway built entirely offshore.

Landscaped with the beautiful trees and flowers of the Hawaiian Islands, Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) plays host to more than 21 million passengers (enplaned/deplaned) each year.

The airport is served by international and domestic carriers, interisland airlines, and commuter airlines.

There are eight Federal Government agencies located within the airport complex, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Agriculture, Drug Enforcement Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service, Post Office, Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Transportation Security Administration.  Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH) and HNL operate as a joint use facility and share runways and taxiways.

The airport has its own retail stores, restaurants and bars, business center, automated teller machines, jail, freeway, traffic lights, post office, car rental agencies, and other travel related businesses.

At any given daytime or evening hour, an estimated 10,000 people are in the airport complex as passengers, employees or visitors.  Approximately 15,000 people work at the airport every day and another 20,000 depend on the airport daily for their livelihood. The State Department of Transportation Airports Division employs a workforce over 1200 employees statewide. Daniel K Inouye International Airport employs a workforce of 790, with 250 whom are custodians.

The state operates two Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting stations, one adjacent to the Reef Runway and the other near the Terminal 1.

The airport works closely with the Airline Committee of Hawaii, the Airport Concessionaires Committee, the Federal Aviation Administration and other federal agencies, and Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH) in the operation of the airport.

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport also manages Kalaeloa Airport (JRF) and Dillingham Field (HDH).  Kalaeloa, the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station, was designated as the general aviation reliever airport for HNL on July 1, 1999.  Kalaeloa is also an alternate landing site for military and commercial airlines and is used on a daily basis by the Coast Guard.  Dillingham Field is a specialized general aviation airport used primarily by gliders and parachutists.

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Shop & Dine
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Airport Info

Cargo Facilities
Competition Plan
Doing Business
Driver Training Manual, Non-Movement Area
Environmental Protection
Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

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Reviews about Daniel K. Inouye International Airport

20.12.2023 18:13
Considering that this is one of the busiest airports in the world, one would think that this airport would be run smoothly and proficiently; but it was not to the standard compared to similar airports that I have travelled.
I queued for almost 2 hours when I went to the security checked in on my domestic flight to mainland USA, last Friday, December 8, 2023. Perhaps a solution to expedite the very long lines is to separate the checked in gate for domestic flights from the international flights. But I must admit that the airport personnel that I got to deal with were nice and professional.

My advice: plan to be at the airport at least 2 1/2 hours before your flight.
20.12.2023 18:13
20.12.2023 18:13
Airport looks old and beat up. Looks like a giant old parking lot. Floor is so uneven that it’s hard to drag the suitcase with wheels. Directions are not clear at many locations as well. Restaurants are over priced and have limited menu. If you are vegan or vegetarian there are hardly any options. Only positive is rental car center is at walking distance from terminal 2.
20.12.2023 18:13
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is also known as Honolulu International Airport (HNL).

The Airport is basically the gateway to Hawaii.

The airport has undergone expansion and modernization in recent years. It is a great Airport with excellent management, allowing travelers to have a great experience passing through.

There are many shops and restaurants to enjoy.

The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is kept clean, with great signage to help you get to your destination.

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20.12.2023 18:12
The staff are very friendly and helpful we pick up our minors grandchildren its a good experience.
20.12.2023 18:12
This is a beautiful indoor and outdoor airport. Many public shops and restaurants albeit quite pricey. Great place to people watch while you wait for your departing flight. **** Many new and varied shops. One was a "grab-N-go" where you pick out your item and take it to the cash register and pay for your item with a credit card. There are cameras and it is being monitored. Hardly anyone in this line.
20.12.2023 18:12
Well organized and easy to navigate.
20.12.2023 18:11
Cons: Hot, long waits through tsa, expensive stores
Pros: Beautiful garden, nice staff - for the most part.
20.12.2023 18:11
What a beautiful airport.
We flew and landed in the southwest terminal. This terminal has a beautiful cultural garden. Check it out if you have the time.
20.12.2023 18:11
Visit the Chinese and Japanese Garden by the E gates. It's quite serene. They are doing something to the grass and walk paths, but you can still get around. So many Koi fish and a few ducks, too.
20.12.2023 18:11
Do think the airport need to add more security check lane, they close one and put all passengers into another one. It took almost 45 mins to pass through. The agriculture inspection points is also confusing as each airline run their own X-ray, lot of passengers get upset because they line up with wrong queue and got turn away at end. The airport lounge has no departure info screen, feel like in third world country and located in the middle tree area (hard to find, we are not the only ppl get lost, they have a fancy name called Garden court). What a hilarious experience !
20.12.2023 18:10
20.12.2023 18:10
Shows it's age in both looks and the inefficient design. I do like the outdoor section of the terminal, but it's probably not pleasant in hot or stormy weather. Also few food choices with most closing by 9:30pm.


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