Airports statewide gear up for Thanksgiving holiday travel - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Airports statewide gear up for Thanksgiving holiday travel

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Airports throughout the state are bracing for a busy week during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

Additional parking will be made available at all state airports.

For passenger pickups, drivers who need to wait for their passenger arrival are encouraged to use the cell phone waiting areas which are opened from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Honolulu International, Kona International, Hilo International, Kahului, and Lîhu‘e airports.

Due to limited parking and larger crowds for the holiday weekend, air travelers are encouraged to be dropped off or picked up, take taxis, airport shuttles or other means of transportation. 

Honolulu International Airport (O‘ahu)

Additional parking will be available at the Economy Parking Lot located at A‘olele Street and Lagoon Drive.  This lot was temporarily closed and will be open for a limited time from Wednesday, November 26 to Monday, December 1.  The Economy Lot will be open daily from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight or until the last flight arrives.  The parking rate for the Economy Lot is $8.00 per day.  Travelers will be instructed on the pick-up procedures if returning after December 1st.  Free shuttle service for the Economy Lot will be provided to and from the terminals. 

Valet parking services remain available in the Inter-Island Terminal at the second level center median between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Valet parking rates are $20 per day and self-parking rates are $10 per day.  When all parking structures are filled, motorists will be directed to the valet parking.  Valet vehicle pick-up is located at the second level center median near the inter-island check-in lobby.

Travelers are also advised that the Park-and-Fly private operation at Paiea and Ualena Streets has closed.

A new option for automated credit card payments for parking fees at Honolulu International Airport (HNL) was recently added.  Automated credit card equipment was installed at 3 of the 8 exit lanes at the HNL parking exit plaza.  The machines are easy to use as instructions are displayed on the screen.  Lanes are designated by signs.

Kahului Airport (Maui)

Additional airport parking will be provided at the A‘alele Street overflow lot.  Emergency parking will available in Lot ‘S'.  Signage will be posted to direct traffic to the overflow lots when regular parking lots are filled.

Kona International Airport (Hawai‘i)

Overflow parking will be available at the recently completed additional parking lot (entrance also on Kupipi Street).  If the main parking lot is full, security guards will direct drivers to this new parking lot.

Hilo International Airport (Hawai‘i)

Additional parking will be available in the overflow grass lots located on both ends of the airport terminal parking lot.  Signage will be posted to direct traffic to the overflow lots when regular parking lots are filled. 

Lîhu‘e Airport (Kaua‘i)

Additional parking will be provided in the overflow lots located at both ends of the airport terminal.  Signage will be posted to direct traffic to the overflow lots when regular parking lots are filled. 

 

 

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