The Honolulu International Airport
is Hawaii’s largest airport and is located on the island of Oahu just 10 miles from Hawaii’s most famous beach, Waikiki Beach
. The airport is one of the world’s busiest as it services over 21 million travelers a year. Four runways are in operation, including the first major off-shore runway in the world, the Reef Runway.
Take advantage of inter-island exploration and find a cheap flight to Maui, the Big Island(Hawaii) and Kauai. There are three inter-island flight operators; Hawaiian, Go!Mokulele and IslandAir. You can typically find a round trip flight from Oahu for around $150. It’s worth it to take a day or two to visit at least one other island and see something new. Maui offers adventure and stunning scenery with the Road to Hana (Hana Highway
), the Big Island(Hawaii) will heat things up with volcano tours and Kauai will introduce you to the most virgin tropical paradise you’ve ever seen with Eco Adventure Tours.
HNL opened in 1927 as the John Rodgers Airport and serviced many seaplanes and large aircraft including military. In fact, the airport was taken over by the US military after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
and Arizona Memorial offer an in-depth experience of this pivotal day in world history. The airport was returned to the Territory of Hawaii for civilian use in 1946. The official moniker Honolulu International Airport
was established in 1951, 8 years before Hawaii statehood.