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Wi-fi has arrived at Honolulu's airport (but not in the inter-island terminal)

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu's airport might not have the best reputation, but at least now it has free wi-fi.

The state Transportation Department announced the new service for the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Thursday, just in time for the holiday rush.

The wi-fi is available through Boingo Wireless.

“Free wi-fi is a highly requested service and my administration is thrilled to make it happen,” said Gov. David Y. Ige, in a news release. “Thousands of people have connected in just the first week of the new service, further enhancing the passenger experience.”

The wi-fi coverage area isn't yet airport-wide. Currently, it includes the Overseas Terminal and Central Concourse on the first and second levels between ticket lobbies 4-8, gates 12-25 and baggage claims E-H.

Boingo is working to add wi-fi coverage to the Diamond Head Concourse, Ewa Concourse and Inter-island Terminal in the coming months, with airport-wide service anticipated for early spring 2018.

Meanwhile, state officials say they'll be working to add wi-fi to neighbor island airports in 2018.

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