Honolulu Airport 2022

How else are you going to see the grand island of Oahu? It opened up in 1927.


It is located here


  • It is a public/military airport
  • Owned and operated by
    • Hawaii Department of Transportation
  • Serves
    • Well, I would say the island of Oahu
  • Opened
    • Yes, it opened up in 1927.
  • Hub for
    • Aloha Air Cargo
    • Asia Pacific Airlines
    • Hawaiian Airlines
    • Mokulee Airlines
    • Tansair
    • Corporate Air
  • They have 6 runways
    • 2 are water
      • Interesting
  • Aircraft operations
    • 274,771 (2021)
  • Passengers
    • 12,064,992 (2021)


It was opened up in 1927 as John Rodgers Airport. It was named after a Naval officer John Rodgers,  who served in Word War I.  This was the first airport in Hawaii.  When PeraPearlbor was attacked. The U.S. military grounded all civil aircraft and took over all airports. Thus the airport was known as the Naval Air Station Honolulu.

The Navy built a control tower and a terminal building.  It was returned to the Territory of Hawaii in 1946. In 1947, the airport was renamed Honolulu airport and later became Honolulu International.

Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) used it as a transpacific hub.

They made some overalls over the years. Governor Linda lingle in March of 2006 signed a 12-year, $2.3 billion.  The Honolulu International Airport funded part of it.

In 2011, Hawaiian Airlines funded the check-in lobby of the interisland terminal. It was the first expansion in 15 years. This upgrade wasn’t part of the $2.3 Billion.

Airline share

When it comes to who flies to Hawaii, there is quite a bit. Here is a breakdown of the market share.

  • Hawaiian Airlines
    • 5,312,000
  • United Airlines
    • 1,950,000
  • Southwest Airlines
    • 1,773,000
  • American Airlines
    • 1,115,000
  • Delta Airlines
    • 1,008,000
  • Other
    • 980,000

A couple of the above are surprising numbers.

Top destinations[edit]

1Los Angeles, California1,111,000Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, United
2Kahului, Hawaii906,000Hawaiian, Southwest
3Lihue, Hawaii583,000Hawaiian, Southwest
4San Francisco, California563,000Alaska, Hawaiian, United
5Kailua–Kona, Hawaii558,000Hawaiian, Southwest
6Hilo, Hawaii491,000Hawaiian, Southwest
7Seattle/Tacoma, Washington397,000Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian
8Las Vegas, Nevada313,000Hawaiian, Southwest
9Phoenix, Arizona264,000American, Hawaiian, Southwest
10San Diego, California234,000Alaska, Hawaiian, Southwest

Busiest domestic routes from HNL (September 2021 – August 2022)[105]

1Tokyo–Narita, Japan1,642,964ANA, Delta, Hawaiian, JAL
2Osaka–Kansai, Japan747,065Air Asia X, Delta, Hawaiian, JAL, Scoot
3Seoul–Incheon, South Korea481,147Asiana, Hawaiian, Korean
4Tokyo–Haneda, Japan451,125ANA, Hawaiian
5Sydney, Australia446,001Hawaiian, Jetstar, Qantas
6Vancouver, Canada254,737Air Canada, WestJet
7Nagoya–Centrair, Japan254,027Delta, JAL
8Auckland, New Zealand195,251Air New Zealand, Hawaiian
9Shanghai-Pudong, China133,393China Eastern
10Manila, Philippines116,531Philippine Airlines

I took this from From <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_K._Inouye_International_Airport>


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