Cargo Facilities

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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.

All cargo terminals are operated independently.

Cargo facilities at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport are located at different sites in the airport complex. The cargo terminals include:

  • Aloha Air Cargo (also DBA Korean Airlines Cargo)
  • Delta Airlines Cargo (also DBA American Airlines Cargo, Air Canada Cargo)
  • Federal Express
  • Hawaiian Airlines Cargo
  • Pacific Air Cargo (also DBA Air New Zealand Cargo, Alaska Airlines Cargo, Japan Airlines Cargo, Kalitta Air Cargo, Qantas Freight)
  • Southwest Airlines Cargo
  • TransAir Cargo
  • United Airlines Cargo (also DBA All Nippon Airlines Cargo, Asiana Airlines Cargo, Philippine Airlines Cargo)
  • United Parcel Service

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.