After two decades in service, the Hawaiian Airlines Drive-Thru Check-In will say goodbye to its final guests. The full-service check-in opened in the summer of 1998 on the ground level of the inter-island terminal.
On Monday, April 30, at 4 p.m., the service will end to make way for construction of a new airport mauka concourse at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
“It’s been twenty years in service,” said Alex Da Silva of Hawaiian Airlines. “But it really is to make way for airport modernization. There is a big need for additional gates, more capacity at the airport as we have grown over these last twenty years.”
“Absolutely I use it for everybody who comes in to see me,” said Alewa Heights resident Bobbie Stibbard. “When you live in Hawaii they will come. So everybody who comes to visit us, we drop off here. So I am kind of bummed that i don’t have that service anymore to offer my guests.”
As a mahalo, agents will be gifting guests with branding Hawaiian Airlines bag tags and Honolulu Cookie Co. cookies from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.