Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) is one of the world’s largest, busiest and most beautiful airports, formerly known as Honolulu International Airport. Owned and operated by the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, it covers 4,520 acres of fast and submerged land, and is larger than the major resort destination of Waikiki, which is located 10 miles to the south.
HNL has four active runways, including the 12,000-foot Reef Runway which was the world’s first major runway built entirely offshore.
Mokulele Airlines has flights daily to and from HNL.
The airport is named after the U.S. Senator and Medal of Honor recipient Daniel K. Inouye, who represented Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012.
Honolulu means “sheltered harbor” or “calm port” in Hawaiian.
As of 2015, Honolulu was ranked high on world livability rankings, and was also ranked as the 2nd safest city in the U.S.