Hilo Airport


About Hilo Airport


One of two airports on Hawaii’s Big Island, the Hilo Airport serves as the gateway for most of the Eastern portion of the island, including the districts of Hilo and Puna. Most flights into Hilo are serviced by Hawaiian and Go! Airlines from Honolulu International Airport, and include inter-island travelers to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, as well as Hilo Town. Flights from US Mainland into Hilo come from Los Angeles, Ca and San Francisco, Ca.


Flights to the Hilo Airport began in 1929, and for the low price of $32, traveler began island-hopping from Hilo to Honolulu, Oahu. Over the years, the facility has undergone many renovations and improvements, helping to bring more than 1 million visitors annually to the Big Island. In 2011, Continental Airlines began daily flights from Los Angeles, Ca, and Saturday flights from San Francisco, Ca.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Big Island
  • Amenities: Newsstands, restaurants, lei stands, restrooms, and gift shops.
  • Insider Tip: During descent into Hilo, be sure to flip the window-shade up. Stunning views of Mauna Kea, and Hilo Bay can be seen from the air.
  • Fun Fact: Inter-island flights into Hilo arrive daily. Visitors take advantage of island-hopping tours to see Mt. Kilauea, Hawaii's only active volcano. Tours are available from Oahu, Maui, and Kauai and include an expert Tour Guide to Hawaii Volcanoes National Par
  • What to Expect: Upon arriving in Hilo for our One-Day Hawaii Volcano Eco-Tours, head out to baggage claim C & D. There, your friendly Tour Guide will be waiting to take you on an adventure you will not soon forget. Just look for the white bus with the Discover Hawaii Tou