Connecting Flights from Honolulu, Oahu
The Hawaiian Islands is an archipelago of eight islands, with six islands ready to welcome visitors. In addition to some airlines providing direct service from various destinations to different islands, inter-island travel also carriers provide convenient access between the islands.
The Hawaiian Islands are served by three (3) inter-island airlines: Hawaiian Airlines, Go! Mokulele, and Island Air. In addition, flights are also available through Pacific Wings.
If you are catching a connecting flight from Honolulu to one of the islands, look at your baggage claim ticket to see if your luggage has been checked through to your final destination. If your baggage claim ticket reads HNL, your luggage will only go as far as the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). You will need to retrieve your belongings from the baggage claim area and take them with you (and check them in if necessary) to your connecting flight.
The main Hawaii airport codes are:
• HNL (Honolulu, O‘ahu)
• ITO (Hilo, Hawai‘i Island)
• KOA (Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i)
• LIH (Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i)
• OGG (Kahului, Maui)
Inter-island and Commuter Terminals
Access the Inter-Island Terminal by catching the Wiki Wiki shuttle available at the Honolulu International Airport only. The Wiki Wiki shuttle provides transportation to and from the departure gates and the Main Terminal, and between terminal buildings. Look for signs directing you to the Wiki Wiki shuttle.
Alternatively, you may choose to take a 10-15 minute walk from the Main Terminal to the Inter-Island Terminal. There will be signs directing you to Inter-Island Flights.
The Commuter Terminal is a 2-5 minute walk beyond the Inter-Island Terminal.
All other airports feature just one commercial flight building. Walking distance are short enough that routine shuttle services on airport grounds are not offered.