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HDOT News Release: Passengers encouraged to get dropped off at the airport as summer travel season begins

Posted on May 22, 2019 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division advises travelers to get dropped off at the airport, in particular the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), over the summer travel season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, rather than paying for parking.

The Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and International parking structures at HNL can reach capacity due to a limited number of parking stalls for construction projects and the growing popularity of electric vehicles, which park for free at Hawaii’s airports. While stalls tend to become available after 3:00 p.m. daily, passengers may save time by arranging plans to get dropped off.

For more information about parking and options for getting to and from the airports click on the following links:

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)

Kahului Airport (OGG)

Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)

Lihue Airport (LIH)

Hilo International Airport (ITO)


The total amount of airport public parking stalls is listed below:
HNL – 4,680

OGG – 1,200

LIH – 575

ITO – 475

KOA – 1,475





Tim Sakahara

Hawaii Department of Transportation

Public Affairs Office

869 Punchbowl St. #112

Honolulu, HI 96813

Office: (808) 587-2160

E-mail: [email protected]

@DOTHawaii /HawaiiDepartmentOfTransportation