Hawaiian Airlines is one of the major carriers in the United States and is the largest commercial flight operator in the U.S. state of Hawaii. The headquarters is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

At present, Hawaiian operates flights to various domestic, and international destinations with over 60 aircraft including Airbus A321neo, Airbus A330-200, and Boeing 717-200. Besides, the airline has active orders for 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Explore all Hawaiian Airlines Hubs.

Talking about the hubs, Hawaiian has its main hub at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu and a secondary hub at Kahului Airport in Maui.

In this article, we will explore all the Hawaiian Airlines hubs with the latest terminal information.

Where are the major Hawaiian Airlines hubs?

Hawaiian Airlines operates non-stop flights to Hawaii from various destinations in North America, Asia, and the South Pacific. Every major Hawaiian Island is covered.

Hawaiian also operates codeshare flights in partnership with JetBlue, Korean Air, Japan Transocean Air, Japan Airlines, Virgin Australia, and China Airlines.

As discussed above, two airports in Hawaii are the primary operating bases for Hawaiian Airlines. Let’s explore the two hubs with terminal information, and facilities.

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL)

Daniel K. Inouye (previously known as Honolulu International Airport) is among the world’s largest, busiest, and most beautiful airports. The airport is located in Honolulu, Oahu, and serves more than 21 million passengers each year.

Daniel K. Inouye is served by domestic, and foreign airlines, commuter carriers, and interisland airlines. Hawaiian Airlines is the major airline operating flights to and from HNL. 

Besides, other operating airlines are Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, ANA, Air Asia, Air Canada, Air New Zealand, Asiana Air Lines, Delta Air Lines, Fiji Airways, Japan Airlines, Jetstar, Jinair, Korean Air, Makani Kai Air, Mokulele Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, WestJet, and Zipair.

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HNL Airport (Hawaiian Airlines Hubs)

Talking about the airport infrastructure, HNL features four active runways including the 12,000-foot Reef Runway which was the world’s first major runway built entirely offshore. There are three passenger terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3.

Hawaiian Airlines operates from Terminal 1 at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Passengers need to arrive at this terminal for all Hawaiian Airlines flight check-in procedures.

The airline advises its passengers to arrive at least 1 hour, and 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure flights to Maui, Kauai, Hawaii island, Molokia, and Lanai. For North American destinations, they can arrive 2 hours, and 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

All Hawaiian Airlines arrival flights are also handled from Terminal 1 at HNL Airport. Baggage Claims 6-11 are available in Terminal 1 for Hawaiian arrival passengers.

Hawaiian Airlines Destinations from HNL Airport

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
Hilo International Airport (ITO)
Kahului Airport (OGG)
Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA)
Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)
Lihue Airport (LIH)
Long Beach Airport (LGB)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Ontario International Airport (ONT)
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Auckland Airport (AKL), New Zealand
Fukuoka Airport, Japan
Kansai International Airport (KIX), Japan
Pago Pago International Airport (PPG), Tutuila
Tahiti International Airport (PPT), French Polynesia
Rarotonga International Airport (RAR), Avarua
New Chitose Airport (CTS), Japan
Incheon International Airport (ICN), South Korea
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD)
Tokyo–Haneda Airport (HND)
Tokyo–Narita Airport (NRT)

Hawaiian Airlines Terminal facilities at HNL Airport

  • TSA PreCheck
  • Premier Club Lounge
  • The Plumeria Lounge (Business Class Lounge)
  • Free Wi-Fi at the airport
  • Ticket Counters
  • Baggage Claim

Hawaiian Airlines ticket counters at Daniel K. Inouye Airport are operational daily from 4:15 am until 20 minutes prior to the last departure flight.

Kahului Airport (OGG)

Kahului Airport is the primary airport on the island of Maui, and is among the two Hawaiian Airlines hubs, and Mookulele Airlines. OGG Airport facilitates flights to various domestic, and international destinations.

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Kahului Airport (Hawaiian Airlines Hubs)

Hawaiian Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Mokulele Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and WestJet are the major passenger airline operating regular flights to and from Kahului.

The airport infrastructure is equipped with two asphalt runways with the designation RWY 2/20, and Rwy 5/23. The main passenger terminal of the Kahului Airport is divided into three sections: North, Central Building, and South.

Hawaiian Airlines operates from the central building at OGG Airport. The check-in service is available in Lobby 8 near the central building.

Hawaiian Airlines Terminal Facilities at Kahului Airport

  • Ticket Counters
  • Baggage Service
  • Check-in
  • TSA PreCheck
  • Premier Club Lounge

Hawaiian customers are recommended to arrive at Kahului Airport at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled departures to Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii Island. Besides, customers departing to North American destinations are required to arrive at least 3 hours prior to their departure.

Hawaiian Ticket Counters are open daily from 5:00 am to 8:30 pm. Baggage claim service 3, and 4 is available at the arrival section.

Hawaiian Airlines destinations from Kahului Airport

  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Honolulu
  • Hilo International Airport (ITO), Hilo 
  • Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA), Kailua–Kona
  • Harry Reid International Airport (LAS), Las Vegas
  • Lihue Airport (LIH), Lihue CDP
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB), downtown Long Beach, CA
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Los Angeles, CA
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK), Oakland, CA
  • Portland International Airport (PDX), Oregon
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF), Sacramento County
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN), Downtown San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Mateo County
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), San Jose, CA
  • Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Seattle

List of all Hawaiian Airlines operating airports except the main hubs

Hawaii Airports 

AirportTerminal Information
Hilo, Hawaii Island (ITO)Main Terminal
Kona, Hawaii Island (KOA)Terminal 2
Lihue, Kauai (LIH)Main Terminal
Lanai City, Lanai (LNY)Main Terminal
Kapalua, Maui (JHM)Main Terminal
Hoolehua, Molokai (MKK)Main Terminal

North American Airports

Airport Terminal Information
Boston, MA (BOS)Terminal E
Las Vegas, NV (LAS)Terminal 3
Long Beach, CA (LGB)Main Terminal
Los Angeles, CA (LAX)Terminal 5
New York, NY (JFK)Terminal 5
Oakland, CA (OAK)Terminal 1
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)Terminal 3
Portland, OR (PDX)Main Terminal (Concourse D)
Sacramento, CA (SMF)Terminal B
San Diego, CA (SAN)Terminal 2 West
San Francisco, CA (SFO)International Terminal A
San Jose, CA (SJC)Terminal A
Seattle, WA (SEA)Main Terminal South End

International Airports

Airport Terminal Information
Auckland, New Zealand (AKL)Main Terminal
Haneda, Tokyo (HND) International Terminal 3F (C Island)
Fukuoka, Japan International Terminal 3F
Narita, Tokyo (NRT) International Airport T2
Osaka-Kansai, Japan (KIX)Terminal 1 – Ticket Counter A
Pago Pago, American Samoa (PPG)Main Terminal
Papeete, Tahiti (PPT) Main Terminal
Sapporo/Chitose, Japan (CTS)International Terminal
Seoul-Incheon, South Korea (ICN)Main Terminal Ticket Counter 8
Sydney, Australia (SYD)International Terminal Level 2

Conclusion on ‘Where are Hawaiian Airlines hubs?’

As a primary airline in the U.S. state of Hawaii, Hawaiian Airlines operates from two major hubs: Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), and Kahului Airport (OGG).

HNL airport is the primary hub for Hawaiian whereas OGG is the secondary hub. Besides, Hawaiian Airlines operates from various other airports in Hawaii, North America, and international locations.

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Manoj Karki
Manoj Karki is contributing as a travel content writer at AviaTech Channel. Professionally, he is a Senior Test Automation Engineer, and currently works/lives in Finland. He has traveled almost all European Countries, and major U.S. cities. He loves both aviation, and travel so, shares valuable content with our readers.



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