The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers of limited parking at the five main airports across the state during the Veterans Day weekend due to an anticipated increase in airline passengers or a reduction in available parking spaces.
Travelers are encouraged to get dropped off at the airport, carpool, or schedule another method of transportation.
At Lihue Airport (LIH) there are a total of 575 public parking stalls, most of which are anticipated to be occupied over the weekend. In speaking with passengers, many are traveling to Oahu for the Bruno Mars concerts.
Two improvement projects at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) have reduced the total number of available parking stalls by more than 600. The projects include the construction of the Mauka Concourse which closed Lot B. Click here for more information on the Mauka Concourse project.
Parking on the roof level of the Terminal 1 (formerly the Interisland Terminal) garage at HNL is closed for the installation of a new carport and more than 4,200 solar panels. The roof level parking is anticipated to reopen by the Thanksgiving holiday. Click here for more information regarding the solar panel installation.
Travelers at Kahului Airport (OGG) should be aware of construction activities on the new Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility that have temporarily reduced the amount of available public parking stalls. To provide additional parking for the public, HDOT has created separate employee parking.
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.
Drivers are encouraged to write down the lot they are parked in and the level and location of the vehicle or use their phone to photograph the vehicle’s location to use as reference upon return. Drivers should place the parking ticket stub in a safe place that is not visible from the outside of the vehicle. Do not leave it on the car’s dashboard.
For more parking information about parking at the airports click on the following links:
- Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)
- Kahului Airport (OGG)
- Lihue Airport (LIH)
- Hilo International Airport (ITO)
- Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)
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, click here to visit the Transportation Security Administration website.