Travelers to Hawaii aren't all heading to the same island, so pay attention when arranging air transportation. There are nearly a dozen airports that serve the Hawaiian Islands, and while Honolulu International Airport is the primary destination for most inbound flights, it's certainly not the only option. Once in the islands, expect to book connecting flights to smaller, regional airports, sometimes on small planes. To help you plan your Hawaii vacation, we've compiled a list of Hawaii's commercial airports, broken down by island.
Hawaii's Top 5 Commercial Airports
- Honolulu International Airport - Honolulu (airport code: HNL)
- Kahului Airport - Kahului (airport code: OOG)
- Kona International Airport at Keahole - Kailua/Kona (airport code: KOA)
- Lihue Airport - Lihue (airport code: LIH)
- Hilo International Airport - Hilo (airport code: ITO)
Hawaii (Big Island) Airports
Hilo International Airport (ITO) — Hilo is located on the east side of Hawaii and offers flights between the islands.
Address: 2450 Kekuanaoa St., Hilo, HI 96720
Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) — This airport offers interisland flights, as well as regular domestic and seasonal global flights.
Address: 73-200 Kupipi St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Lihue Airport (LIH) — This midsized airport offers interisland and overseas flights.
Address: 3901 Mokulele Loop, Lihue, HI 96766
Lanai Airport (LNY) — Interisland planes serve this airport, providing transportation among the islands.
Address: 1 Airport Rd., Lanai City, HI 96763
Kahului Airport (OOG) — As the main airport on Maui, Kahului offers both interisland and overseas flights.
Address: 1 Kahului Airport Rd., Kahului, HI 96732
Hana Airport (HNM) — The Hana Airport is located on the northeast side of Maui and served by commuter planes offering interisland flights.
Address: 4228 Hana Highway, Haiku, HI 96708
Kapalua Airport (JHM) — Located on the west side of Maui, this airport is served by commuter planes offering flights between the islands.
Address: 4050 Honoapiilani Highway, Lahaina, HI 96761
Molokai Airport (MKK) — This is the main airport on Molokai, offering flights between the Hawaiian Islands.
Address: 3980 Airport Loop, Ho’olehua, HI 96729
Kalaupapa Airport (LUP) — Commuter planes serve this airport, offering flights that tour Kalaupapa National Historic Park.
Address: Kalaupapa, HI 96742
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) — As the largest airport in Hawaii, Honolulu International airport is a hub with both flights between the islands and overseas, and is also home to the world’s first major offshore runway.
Address: 300 Rodgers Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96819