Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is the premier international gateway for air freight activity between the United States and Pacific Rim countries. As long-haul aircraft have entered the cargo market, new international routes have materialized and air cargo accommodated at HNL has grown.
To complement its advantageous geographic location for air cargo transshipment, the airport is continually working to expedite air cargo processing on the ground with new and expanded loading, unloading and warehousing facilities.
HNL has more than 450,000 square feet of warehouse space and more than one million square feet of cargo ramp area.
Cargo facilities at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport are located at different sites in the airport complex. The cargo terminals belong to Aloha Air Cargo (also DBA Korean), Federal Express, Hawaiian Airlines, Kallita/Pacific Air Cargo (also DBA Air New Zealand, Alaska, Japan Airlines, Qantas, TransAir, United Airlines (also DBA All Nippon Cargo), and United Parcel Service. The State owns the cargo buildings operated by Delta (also DBA American Airlines) and WorldWide Flight Services (DBA Air Canada, Asiana, China Airlines, China Eastern, Fiji, Philippine, Sun Country and WestJet). The cargo terminals are operated independently.
Although Hawaii is heavily dependent on air cargo to service its own consumption and production needs, most air cargo transits, using Honolulu as a transfer point. Asia is the largest foreign air cargo importer via Honolulu.