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Hawaii Tourism Authority to spend $2.5M to support Hawaii Island tourism

MEDIA RELEASE Honolulu, Hawaiʻi– Tourism on the island of Hawai‘i – the island’s leading industry – is receiving some much-needed support with an emphasis on new branding initiatives and increased marketing funding for its two largest markets, the U.S. mainland and Japan. On March 28, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Board of Directors approved reallocating […]

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Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) Rideshare Pickup Zones

New rideshare pickup location at Honolulu airport

MEDIA RELEASE Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) Rideshare Pickup Zones HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division is announcing the opening of a third Transportation Network Company (TNC) pick up location at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) effective April 2, 2019. The new ride share pick up area is […]

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Hawaiian Airlines expands codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia

Hawaiian Airlines today announced an expanded codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia that offers travelers in more than a dozen Australian and New Zealand cities a broader and more convenient network of flights to Hawai’i.

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Airport parking in Honolulu is full, travelers urged to get dropped-off

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers to get dropped off at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) over the Spring Break travel season through next week. The Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and International parking structures at HNL have reached capacity. While stalls tend to become available after 3 p.m. daily, […]

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TSA Pre expands to include 9 more airlines both domestic and international

The Transportation Security Administration announced today the expansion of its TSA Pre expedited screening program to nine additional domestic and international carriers. The new partnering airlines are Air India, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Elite Airways, EVA Airways, Japan Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Volaris. Today’s announcement brings the number of airlines participating in […]

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TSA reports longer checkpoint times at airports due to staffing during the shutdown

While national average wait times are within normal TSA times of 30 minutes for standard lanes and 10 minutes for TSA Pre, some airports experienced longer than usual wait times.

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Hawaiian Airlines check-in for interisland flights in Honolulu moving to Lobby 3

Beginning Jan. 9, 2019, the check-in for all Hawaiian Airlines neighbor island flights will move from Lobby 2 to Lobby 3 in Terminal 1, as planned. Check-in operations for Hawaiian’s North American flights will remain at Lobby 2.

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HDOT encourages airport passengers to get dropped-off due to limited parking

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is reminding passengers there is limited parking at Hawaii’s airports and encourages people to get dropped off or schedule another method of transportation during the holiday season.

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Alaska starts service between Sacramento and Kona

Alaska Airlines begins nonstop service between Kona and Sacramento

Just in time for the holidays, Alaska Airlines begins nonstop service today between Sacramento International Airport and Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole on the Island of Hawaii.

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Hawaiian Airlines expanding airport check-in operations in Honolulu

Hawaiian Airlines is enhancing the check-in experience for guests departing from its hub at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) by assigning dedicated lobbies for international, North America and Neighbor Island flights.

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Hawaiian Airlines begins new international passenger airport check-in operations in Honolulu

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), in collaboration with Hawaiian Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is announcing operational changes that will allow Hawaiian Airlines to relocate the check-in for international passengers from Lobby 3 in Terminal 1 to Lobby 4 in Terminal 2 at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) to help […]

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Hawaiian Airlines offers business class auction upgrades

Hawaiian Airlines today announced the expansion of its Business Class auction upgrade service – Bid Up by Hawaiian Airlines – to flights operating between Hawaiʻi and Japan and South Korea. “Bid Up has been extremely popular since we first launched the service in 2016, and we’re excited to offer our guests in Japan and Korea […]

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Hawaiian Airlines issues travel waivers due to California wildfires

Hawaiian Airlines is waiving reservation change fees to assist guests holding tickets for travel to, from and via Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) through Monday, Nov. 12, due to the California wildfires.

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Hawaii Dept. of Transportation preps for Tropical Storm Olivia

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is informing the public of preparations it is taking in advance of possible weather impacts from Tropical Storm Olivia and encourages travelers to take the following actions:

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