Hawaii is a major stopover for flights to and from the U.S. mainland, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific. For the more spontaneous traveler, island-hopping is still easy, with flights departing Honolulu every 20 to 30 minutes daily until mid-evening. International travelers also have options. Two of
Hawaii's islands are gateways into the United States from foreign destinations -- O'ahu and the Big Island.
Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL, FAA
LID: HNL) is the principal aviation gateway of the City &
County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and is identified
as one of the busiest airports in the United States, with
traffic now exceeding 21 million passengers a year and rising.
It is located in the Honolulu census-designated place three
miles (5 km) northwest of Oahu's central business district.
Main roads leading to the airport are Nimitz Highway and the
Queen Liliuokalani Freeway of Interstate H-1. Honolulu
International Airport serves as the principal hub of Hawaiian
Airlines, the largest Hawaii-based airline. Hawaiian offers
flights between the various airports of the Hawaiian Islands
and also serves the continental United States, Australia, New
Zealand, American Samoa, Tahiti, Japan, South Korea and
Taiwan. It is host to major United States and international
airlines, with direct flights to American, Asian, and Pacific
Rim destinations. In addition to not only serving most major
western cities, and many smaller ones especially in
California, recent announcements have revealed new routes on
the East Coast to both New York-JFK, and Washington-Dulles
joining the already established routes to Atlanta-Hartsfield