Honolulu International Airport serves the city of Honolulu, capital of American state Hawaii. The main gateway into the famous Hawaiian islands, Honolulu International Airport sports 3 termi-nals - the Main Overseas Terminal handles international flights and domestic flights from within the United States, whilst the smaller Commuter and Interisland Terminals are more often used for inter-island flights and low-cost carriers (including the state’s Hawaii Airlines).
One of the country’s busiest air transport hubs, Honolulu International Airport handles more than 20 million passengers a year and is the largest airport in Hawaii. It has been operational since 1927, and is a popular hub for transpacific flights due to its strategic location in the Pacific Ocean.
Honolulu International Airport is located less than 10 miles from the heart of Honolulu and is well-connected to the city via expressways like the Nimitz Highway and the Queen Liliuokalani Freeway. The airport’s location, coupled with the fact that numerous car rental agencies are readi-ly available within Honolulu Airport itself, makes driving into Honolulu from the airport quite manageable even for first-time tourists.
Those opting not to helm their own vehicle can take public buses or shuttles direct from the air-port to their destination within the city; each of the numerous different buses stop at major land-marks within Honolulu and Waikiki.
Rail services are currently not available from Honolulu International Airport (as of May 2015).
What to see and do
The islands of Hawaii are world-famous as THE ultimate tropical holiday destination, with their stunningly beautiful beaches, crystal clear seawaters, colourful coral reefs bursting with life, warm weather and active volcanoes. The state of Hawaii consists of 8 main islands, and Honolu-lu - the state’s capital and largest city - sits on Oahu (the other islands are Niihau, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Island of Hawaii).
If you're lucky enough to find yourself in this tropical paradise, be sure to go to Waikiki Beach, one of Honolulu’s best-known and most beautiful coastal attractions. Located on Honolulu’s south shore, Waikiki Beach is the perfect place to swim in the warm blue ocean, laze on the clean white sands, and try out a surfing class if you’re up to it!
After that, get your feet back on dry land and visit Honolulu’s iconic Diamond Head, once an active volcano and now an excellent hiking destination. Other must-sees in Honolulu include the gorgeous Manoa Falls, Koko Head, and the USS Arizona Pearl Harbor Memorial.
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