You’ll probably want to decide on which island (or islands) that you are interested in visiting before searching for airfare, as it will make it easier to compare prices. You will find information on the state’s various airports by island below.
A majority of flights to Hawaii arrive via Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Honolulu International serves interisland, domestic, and international airlines and is the largest airport in the State, welcoming more than 20 million visitors annually. More information can be found on the airport’s official website.
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Kahului Airport (OGG) is the most common point of entry for flights to Maui, although the island also has smaller terminals at Kapalua (JHM) and Hana (HNM). The airport is located in the central part of the island, approximately 25 miles from Lahaina, 29 miles from Kaanapali, and 10 miles from Kihei or Wailea. You can find additional information about the facility on the official website.
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The Big Island has two major airports. Kona International Airport (KOA) is located in Keahole on the western side of the island. Hilo International Airport (ITO) is located on the eastern side of the island and serves only interisland or domestic flights. For international connections, visitors must arrive via Kona. Find more information on Kona International’s official website or Hilo International’s official website.
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Lihue Airport (LIH) is located on the southeastern side of Kauai, near the city of Lihue. There are no direct international flights to Kauai, but the airport serves both interisland flights as well as domestic flights from the U.S. mainland. More information can be found on the airport’s official website.
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Molokai and Lanai
Smaller, commuter airports exist on the islands of Molokai and Lanai. Molokai’s airport code is MKK and the airport’s official website can be viewed here. Lanai’s airport code is LNY and it’s official website can be found here.
Airlines that currently fly to Hawaii include:
Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Air Pacific, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, China Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Philippine Air, Qantas, United Airlines, US Airways.
Airlines and their routings change frequently, so if you notice any outdated information here, please drop me a line to let me know! Mahalo!