Honolulu International AirportHonolulu International Airport is the main aviation gateway to the U.S. state of Hawai'i. Located on the island of O'ahu, the airport is some 9 miles (14 km) west of Waikīkī, and 4 miles (6 km) west of downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu International Airport's IATA Airport Code is HNL, and its ICAO code is PHNL. According to the Hawaii State Department of Transportation, 19,749,905 passengers passed through Honolulu International Airport in 2002.
The airport is a hub to Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines, both of which offer flights between the Hawaiian Islands and between Hawai'i and the U.S. mainland. It is also served by many U.S. commercial air carriers and shares its airfield operations with the U.S. military at adjacent Hickam Air Force Base. Honolulu International Airport has four major runways, one of which, runway 8R/26L (also known as the Reef Runway) was, in 1977, the world's first major runway built entirely offshore. The Reef Runway is also a designated alternate landing site for NASA's Space Shuttle.
Honolulu International Airport has two main terminals, one serving mainly interisland flights and the other serving flights to and from the U.S. mainland and other countries. The terminal is best reached from points on O'ahu via Interstate H-1.
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