Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, located in the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu, is one of the most beautiful airports in the world. It sometimes is referred to as Honolulu International Airport (ICAO: PHNL, FAA LID: HNL, IATA: HNL) and serves both domestic and international flights. The state of Hawaii Department of Transportation owns and manages the HNL Airport. It is named after U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, the man who represented Hawaii until his death in 2012.
Since its location, it sure is one of the busiest airports not only in the state but also in the country. That being said, Daniel K. Inouye International Airport is larger than the popular destination of resort Waikiki, which is located 10 miles away. That being said, this airport is the only international airport in the state of Hawaii, so any passenger coming from the other country comes through the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. This means that visitors who are going to the other islands, such as from Japan to Maui, shouldn’t expect a direct flight. The airport covers the 4520 acres of area, including three terminals.
Daniel K Inouye International Airport is the 28thbusiest airport. According to the data provided by the airport, it serves more than 21 million people per year and has more than 170 daily flights. Besides, this airport has four active runways, one of them in 12 000 foot Reef Runway, which was one of the first major runways built entirely offshore.
History and economic impact
Daniel K Inouye International Airport originally was named after John Rodgers and was founded in 1927; Then, in 1947, they added the word, international'', and in 1951 started serving international flights. After that, in 2017, it was renamed after U.S. Senator Daniel K Inouye.
Now about the economic impact, it is a known fact that approximately 15 000 people are employed because of the airport which affects state's economy; Daniel K Inouye International Airport has its bars, restaurants, jail, hair salon, business center, retail stores, car rental agencies, etc.