HDOT warns travelers of limited parking at Hawaii airports during holiday season

Posted on Dec 20, 2021 in Airports News, Main, News

Number of travelers may approach pre-pandemic counts

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers of limited parking at the five main airports across the state during the holiday season due to an anticipated increase in airline passengers.

All five of Hawaii’s major airports, Honolulu (HNL), Kahului (OGG), Kona (KOA), Hilo (ITO), and Lihue (LIH) are expected to be busy.

Last month during the Thanksgiving holiday two of the three parking structures at HNL were near capacity between Thursday and Saturday. There is some relief in sight at HNL as 724 spots will be returned as public parking early next year.

HDOT is asking anyone travelling this season to consider getting dropped off by family, friends, taking a taxi, or ride sharing service.

If utilizing the airport’s public parking garages, travelers are advised to arrive early and allow for additional walking time to the ticket lobbies, as some lots are farther from the main terminal than others. The maximum parking rate for a 24-hour period at HNL is $18. The maximum parking rate for a 24-hour parking at neighbor island airports is $15.

For more parking information at the airports click on the following links:

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) https://airports.hawaii.gov/hnl/getting-to-from/parking/

Kahului Airport (OGG) https://airports.hawaii.gov/ogg/getting-to-from/parking/

Lihue Airport (LIH) https://airports.hawaii.gov/lih/getting-to-from/parking/

Hilo International Airport (ITO) https://airports.hawaii.gov/ito/getting-to-from/parking/

Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) https://airports.hawaii.gov/koa/getting-to-from/parking/

The total amount of airport public parking stalls is listed below:

HNL – 4,500

OGG – 1,200

LIH – 575

ITO – 475

KOA – 1,475

For more information on ways to make the check-in travel process smoother, please visit the Transportation Security Administration website by clicking here.