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HTA News Release: Hawaii Passenger Arrivals By Air – May 6

Posted on May 6, 2020 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – Yesterday, 773 people arrived in Hawai‘i including 216 visitors and 286 residents. During this
same time last year, nearly 30,000 passengers arrived in Hawai‘i daily, including residents and visitors. The
state’s mandatory 14-day self-quarantine started on March 26th for all passengers arriving in Hawai‘i from out
of state. The quarantine order was expanded on April 1st to include interisland travelers. This table shows the
number of people who arrived by air from out of state yesterday and does not include interisland travel.

SUMMARY: From March 26th through April 30th, 23,302 passengers arrived in Hawai‘i by air including 4508
visitors and 8224 residents. This accounts for changes to the initial daily passenger count based on follow-up
calls to the quarantined visitors, some of whom turned out to be intended residents instead of visitors. This
table below shows the number of people who arrived by air from out of state from March 26th through April
30th and does not include interisland travel.

Crew = flight crew members
Intended Resident = people who are moving to Hawai‘i such as military members and their families, and former residents who intend to
live in Hawai‘i
Resident = people who have a Hawai‘i ID
Transit = people who are in transit to another location through Hawai‘i and aren’t leaving the airport
Visitor = people who do not have a Hawai‘i ID including essential health care workers, essential federal workers, former residents such
as mainland college students coming to stay with family, military on temporary assignment, and leisure travelers
From March 26th through April 30th, 4508 visitors arrived in Hawai‘i on flights from out of state. The following
table shows what the visitors who arrived during that period indicated as the purpose of their trip. The second
table below shows what they indicated as their accommodation. People can choose more than one purpose
of trip and type of accommodation. This data was collected from the HTA survey on the back of the Hawai‘i
Agriculture Declaration Form. People are not mandated by law to fill out the survey so some are left blank.
Visitor Purpose of Trip Selection by Island
March 26, 2020 through April 30, 2020

Note: More than one purpose of trip can be selected

Note: More than one accommodation choice can be selected
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For more information, contact:
Marisa Yamane
Director of Communications & PR
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
[email protected]
Jennifer Chun
Director of Tourism Research
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
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