Honolulu International Airport - Airlines, Terminals and Floor Maps

A Busy But Welcoming Airport

You might be surprised to learn that Honolulu International Airport, also called HNL, is a pretty busy airport. In fact, it is one of the busiest airport in the United States with over 20 million passengers a year.

After all, who wouldn't want to catch a flight to paradise?

But don't worry, this is only statistics. When you get off the plane and you discover the Honolulu Airport, it feels just like a small local airport. Instead of the plain and boring usual loading bridge, you are welcomed by the warm hawaiian sun and the cool breeze of the sea.

You feel the Aloha right away!

I will always remember this moment when, waiting in line for the US Customs agents to check my carry on bag, I suddenly heard the cool sound of a ukulele filling the place. The three members of a small traditional band were playing and singing along, 'Hawaiian style' with big smiles on their face. The atmosphere was surreal.

I could not believe I was in an airport! This might sound 'cliche' but I actually felt totally welcomed here. The effect was so contagious, even the Customs agents seemed friendly to me!

A Breathtaking Setting

One of the four Honolulu Airport runways is called the Reef Runway. Built entirely offshore, it is 12,000-foot long. Seen from the air, it looks like it's floating on the surface of the sea.

Honolulu International Airport Reef Runway The impressive Honolulu Airport 12 000-foot Reef Runway

Honolulu Airport Terminal Buildings

The Airport has 3 terminal buildings:

Main Terminal (Gates 6-34)

This is the central overseas terminal's departure area serving U.S domestic and international destinations.

Interisland Terminal (Gates 49-61)

This terminal is serving the interisland flights and some Hawaiian Airlines' US Mainland flights and Departing International Flights.

Commuter Terminal (Gates 71-80)

This terminal is used by smaller airlines offering interisland flights

Honolulu International Airport Terminals Honolulu terminal buildings

Honolulu Airport Ground Level Map

Honolulu International Airport Ground Level Honolulu Airport Ground Level Map

Honolulu Airport Second Floor Map

Honolulu International Airport Second Floor Honolulu AirportSecond Floor Map

Visit the HNL official Website to download a PDF version of these maps.

Airlines serving Honolulu International Airport
  • Air Canada
  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Pacific
  • Alaska Airlines
  • ANA/Air Japan
  • American Airlines
  • China Airlines
  • Continental
  • Delta/Northwest
  • Go!
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Island Air
  • Japan Airlines/Jalways
  • Jetstar
  • Korean Air
  • Mokulele Air
  • North American
  • Omni Air International
  • Pacific Wings
  • Philippines Airlines
  • Qantas Airways
  • United Airlines
  • U.S. Airways
  • WestJet

If you haven't bought your tickets yet, read my advice on how to book a cheap flight to Hawaii with one of these Airlines.

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines is the largest Hawaii-based airline. Almost half of the seats offered at the Honolulu Airport come from Hawaiian. If you are planning to visit Maui or another Hawaiian island, chances are you will fly with this Airline.

Read this page to know more about Hawaiian airlines.

Follow this link to get additional info on interisland flights.

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