The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) is the largest airport in the State of Hawaii and is located in Honolulu on the island of O’ahu. From Honolulu you can fly to neighbor island airports including Kahului Airport, Kapalua Airport and Hana Airport on Maui; Lihu’e Airport on Kaua’i; Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hilo International Airport and Waimea-Kohala Airport on the island of Hawai’i; Lana’i Airport on Lana’i; and Molokai Airport and Kalaupapa Airport on Molokai.
The airport is proudly named after Hawaii’s late Senator Inouye. Senator Daniel K. Inouye was the second longest serving member of the U.S. Senate prior to his death, with a distinguished tenure of more than 49 years. As president pro tempore from 2010-2012—third in line of presidential succession—Dan Inouye was the highest-ranking public official of Asian descent in United States history. He served for decades on the Commerce and Appropriations Committees which had jurisdiction over aviation, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Hawaii benefitted from his leadership. Daniel K. Inouye Institute
There are non-stop departures from HNL to cities such as (but not limited to), Anchorage, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Guam, Haneda, Houston, Kansai, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Nagoya, Narita, Newark, New York, Oakland, Pago Pago, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle-Tacoma, Seoul, Sydney and Vancouver.
We look forward to seeing you in Hawaii this year.
October 1, 2020 – Go to this link for State of Hawaii traveler FAQs.
August 28, 2020 – The State of Hawaii is announcing that the new online Safe Travels application will be mandatory for all travelers on Sept. 1. This new digital application, which collects the required health and travel information, is critical to protecting the health of our residents and visitors alike. Safe Travels is one part of a multi-layered screening process which includes arrival temperature checks, and secondary screening for those with symptoms or temperatures of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. The application can be found at https://travel.hawaii.gov. MORE>>
August 7, 2020 - Governor David Ige announced the partial reinstatement of the interisland quarantine, effective Aug. 11, 2020. The 14-day quarantine requirement will apply to any person traveling to the counties of Kauai, Hawaii, Maui and Kalawao as stated in the 11th supplementary emergency proclamation. The interisland quarantine continues through Aug. 31 unless it is terminated or extended by a separate proclamation. MORE>>
August 5, 2020 - The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division is pleased to announce the thermal temperature screening equipment is now in use to help detect passengers with a temperature of 100.4 degrees and above. MORE>>
July 17, 2020 - Gov. David Ige has signed the 10th Emergency Proclamation, which keeps the mandatory 14-day quarantine in effect for travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i. Under the proclamation, travelers arriving in Hawai‘i will continue to undergo a mandatory screening process at the airport. MORE>>
July 13, 2020 - Gov. David Ige today announced he will delay the launch of the pre-travel testing program for incoming travelers to Hawai‘i. The program is now scheduled to begin on Sept. 1. This means all travelers entering the State of Hawai‘i will be subject to the mandatory 14-day quarantine until Sept. 1, when the pre-travel testing program is scheduled to begin. MORE>>
June 25, 2020 - Beginning Aug. 1, 2020, all trans-Pacific travelers arriving in Hawaii from out-of-state will have the option to get a valid COVID-19 test prior to their arrival, and show proof of a negative test result, to avoid the 14-day quarantine. Evidence of a negative test result must be provided upon arrival in Hawaii. Without this, passengers arriving from out-of-state will be subject to the 14-day quarantine. Travelers will be responsible for the cost of the pre-travel test. No testing will be provided upon arrival at the airport. The Health Department is in the process of developing this program but anticipates requiring an FDA-approved PCR test from a CLIA certified laboratory. These plans are in development and the process and requirements are to be determined in the coming weeks. MORE>>
June 3, 2020 - Gov. David Ige announced that the state will be lifting the 14-day quarantine requirement for interisland travelers, effective June 16.
The state Department of Transportation will require thermal screening at the airport for everyone traveling interisland. HDOT will also require travelers to fill out a new form that will now also ask for health-related information to assist the state in tracking and responding to new COVID-19 cases. MORE>>
May 18, 2020 – Gov. David Ige today signed the 8th supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the 14-day quarantine for travelers arriving in the State of Hawai‘i, as well as for inter-island travelers through June 30. MORE>>
May 5, 2020 – Gov. Ige today signed a 7th Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that authorizes the first group of businesses to re-open since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the temporary closure of non-essential businesses across the state on Mar. 25. The latest proclamation also allows residents to leave their homes to patronize certain businesses and activities under the new “Safer-at-Home” order. Social distancing, travel quarantine requirements remain in place. MORE>
April 25, 2020 – Gov. David Ige signed a a sixth supplemental proclamation amending and restating prior proclamations and executive orders related to the COVID-19 emergency. The proclamation extends the stay-at-home order across the state including the 14-day quarantine for both visitors and residents entering the state and for inter-island travelers until end of May. MORE>
April 24, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has implemented improved measures to verify incoming passenger information before they leave the airport to help ensure people are abiding by the traveler quarantine order. The enhanced process is underway at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) and will begin statewide in the coming days. MORE>>
April 17, 2020 – Gov. David Ige signed a fifth emergency supplementary proclamation that includes an eviction moratorium — which prevents any eviction from a residential dwelling for failure to pay rent. In addition, the supplementary proclamation enhances social distancing requirements, ordering the closure of all state beaches in Hawai‘i and restricting recreational boating, hiking and fishing outings to no more than two people unless the group is from the same residential family. MORE>>
April 15, 2020 – Daniel K. Inouye International Airport has temporarily closed off certain areas of the airport to public access. Please view the terminal and gate map closures for Floor 1, Baggage Claim, here, and Floor 2, Gates, here.
April 9, 2020 – The State of Hawaii has launched a web application to collect traveler information. Upon arrival, each traveler can now enter their information directly on the State’s web application at Safe Travels website.
All interisland travelers that do not have access to digitally submit their information must complete the manual Interisland Declaration Form.
All arriving International and Continental U.S. travelers shall continue to complete and submit the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture Plants and Animal Declaration form.
All travelers shall also complete the 14-Day Order For Self Quarantine form.
For questions about exemptions, email [email protected].
March 31, 2020 – Gov. David Ige today signed a fourth supplementary proclamation that requires all residents and visitors traveling between any of the islands in the State of Hawai‘i to self-quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine mandate takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wed., Apr. 1. All who travel inter-island will be required to fill out and sign an Interisland Declaration Form. It will include: Name; residential address; contact telephone number; and destination information. They must aso indicate the purpose of their travel. MORE>>
March 27, 2020 – Due to COVID19, all non-essential shops will be closed temporarily. In addition, selected temporary closures and/or modified hours will be implemented for all restaurant and beverage concessions.
March 21, 2020 – Gov. David Y. Ige issued a second supplemental emergency proclamation ordering all individuals, both residents and visitors, arriving or returning to the State of Hawaiʻi to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The mandate — the first such action in the nation — applies to all arrivals at state airports from the continental U.S. and international destinations and extends to other private and commercial aircrafts. MORE>>
March 12, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is installing 250 hand sanitizing dispensers with more than 12,000 boxes of anti-bacterial solution that will be placed in high passenger volume areas throughout the airports statewide. MORE>>
May 3, 2021 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is beginning the Simplified Arrival Program at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). Simplified Arrival is an enhanced international arrival process that uses facial biometrics to automate the manual document checks currently required for admission into the United States, provides travelers with a secure, touchless travel experience, and fulfills a Congressional mandate to biometrically record the entry and exit of non-U.S. citizens. MORE>>
January 22, 2021 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division advises Oahu residents that Runways 4R/22L and 8R/26L at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) will be closed for runway improvements on various nights for approximately one month beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning. MORE>>
January 7, 2021 – The United Service Organizations (USO) Lounge, located in Terminal 2, is planning our grand reopening on Tuesday, January 19, at 10:00am. MORE>>
Aug 20, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is happy to announce that phase two of the new thermal temperature screening equipment installation has been completed at Hawaii’s five airports that accept trans-Pacific flights. A total of 133 cameras statewide are operational and available to detect people with a body temperature of 100.4 degrees and above. The equipment is now installed at all gates and departure security checkpoints at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Kahului Airport (OGG), Lihue Airport (LIH), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) and Hilo International Airport (ITO). MORE>>
Aug 7, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division advises Oahu residents that Runway 4R-22L will be closed for runway improvements at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., planned for one night only. MORE>>
June 24, 2020 – Electric vehicles have been able to park at airports free of charge since 2012. Electric vehicle owners will be assessed the parking fee at the airports and any other lot or metered area that was previously free beginning 12 a.m. on July 1, 2020. MORE>>
May 7, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and Hawaiian Electric have scheduled a power outage to test the Emergency Power Facility (EPF) at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). The planned events are scheduled for the following dates and times:
Feb 7, 2020 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Oahu motorists that the Airport/Pearl Harbor/Joint Base PHH offramp from the westbound H-1 Freeway will be closed on Monday night, Feb. 10, 2020, through Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2020, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly, for signage and guardrail work. MORE>>
Dec. 19, 2019 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts the traveling public of a three-day employee strike by members of the Unite Here Local 5 union which includes food service employees who work at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). The employees began the picket line at HNL this morning. It is anticipated to continue for three days with normal operations resuming Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. During this time there is limited service available at the various food and drink establishments throughout the airport which will significantly impact travelers. MORE>>
November 22, 2019 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division reminds travelers there is a limited amount of parking spaces at the airports statewide and encourages people to get dropped off at the airport with the anticipated increase in passengers over the holiday season. MORE>>
November 19, 2019 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces that the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) received its fourth Airport Carbon Accreditation certification from the Airports Council International (ACI), recognizing HNL’s accomplishments of reducing its energy use and carbon emissions and moving towards a sustainable future. MORE>>
July 19, 2019 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Oahu travelers that construction will be removing the Terminal 2 Parking Structure Pedestrian Bridge (Ewa Bridge) at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, beginning Tuesday night, July 23, 2019, as part of the Pedestrian Bridge Replacement project. The public should expect closures on the 1st and 2nd level roadways at HNL airport to ensure the safety of travelers while work is being done overhead. MORE>>>
May 22, 2019 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division advises travelers to get dropped off at the airport, in particular the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), over the summer travel season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, rather than paying for parking. MORE>>>
May 16, 2019 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts motorists that the number of parking stalls for vehicles higher than 6’6” at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) has been reduced due to rail construction in parking lot A, located behind the lei stand building. MORE>>>
Apr. 12, 2019 – The Pass& ID Office at HNL has a moved to a new location. They are now located in Lobby 4 , between Korean Airlines and China Airlines ticket counters. They will be reopening and resuming business as usual, at their new location, on Monday, April 15, 2019. MORE>>>
Apr. 3, 2019 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce the completion of the installation of 2,980 additional photovoltaic panels on the 5th floor of the Terminal 2 (formerly the Overseas Terminal) garage at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). MORE>>>
April 1, 2019 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division is announcing the opening of a third Transportation Network Company (TNC) pick up location at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) effective April 2, 2019. MORE>>>
Feb. 8, 2019 – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is replacing the three pedestrian bridges that connect the parking garage to the ticket lobbies in Terminal 2 at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) beginning Feb. 11, 2019. MORE>>
Feb 5, 2019 - The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is pleased to announce the improvements in the G gate area in Terminal 2 at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) to accommodate the arrival of new airlines and flights, including Southwest Airlines, are substantially complete. New holdrooms with charging stations, restrooms, an escalator and elevator have been added for passenger comfort and convenience. There are new dining and shopping choices operated by HMSHost and Blind Vendors, which includes a new Starbucks, Kona Brewery and additional concessions. MORE>>
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