Kona International Airport

Kona International Airport

Info On KOA
Whether you’re arriving or departing, find all the information you need about Kona Hawaii International Airport (KOA) for your next flight.
 
 
Airport Information
 
Check-In
Located in the Main Terminal.
 
Check-In Time
We recommend arriving 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, and 120 minutes prior to departure for international flights.
 
Curbside Baggage Hours
Curbside might be available. Check with your airlines.
 
Checked Baggage
Checked baggage will be accepted up until 45 minutes prior to flight departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior for international flights.
 
Carry-On
Check-in without bags closes 30 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior for international flights.
 
Arrival
Baggage will be available for pick on one of the carousels. 
 
TSA Pre Check
TSA Pre✓™ expedited security screening is available in KOA.
 
Prohibited Items
Certain sharp objects, liquids, foods, and gifts are not prohibited past security checkpoints. Read the TSA’s Prohibited Items list for more information about prohibited items in carry-on and checked baggage.
 
Special Assistance
Need help with unaccompanied minors, traveling with pets or infants, or in need of special assistance? Check with your airline for information. 
 
Lost & Found
Kona Hawaii International Airport: (808) 329-5073
 
 
Directions
Travel north or south on Queen Kaahumanu Highway/HI-19 to get to Kona International Airport. The airport is approximately seven miles from Kailua-Kona town and approximately 25 miles from resorts located on the Kohala Coast.
 
From Queen Kaahumanu, turn toward the ocean on Keahole Airport Road. Drive approximately .3 of a mile to Keahole Street. Turn right and follow the road into the airport.
 
Address
73-200 Kupipi St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
 
Transportation
 
Shuttle
SpeediShuttle provides affordable on demand door to door service from the KOA airport to your hotel. Departing within 20 minutes of check-in with Shuttle Attendant at pickup zone. Shuttle stops are conveniently located on the ground level.
 
 
Taxis & Uber
Taxi and Uber services are available outside the terminal.
 
Find airport service information at Uber Kona.
 
KOA Car Rental
Car rental shuttles stop in designated areas along the center median on the ground level outside of baggage claim areas.
 
Advantage
808.834.0461
 
Alamo
808.833.4585
 
Avis
808.834.5536
 
Budget
808.836.1700
 
Dollar
866.434.2226
 
Enterprise
808.836.2213
 
Hertz
808.831.3500
 
National
808.834.6350
 
Thrifty
877.283.0898
 
 
Parking
 
Daily Rate
Daily parking rates for KOA are $15 maxium per 24-hour period.
 
Reservations
None of the KOA Parking Facilities accept parking reservations.
 
Long-Term
Monthly parking based on calendar month. Purchase may be made from the 22nd of each month (no proration); $160.
 
Cell Phone Waiting Lot
The Kona International Airport cell phone lot is located near the International Arrivals Building (IAB) off the Keahole airport loop road just minutes away from the airport terminal. This area is available for use during all hours of flight activity. Vehicles are not to be left unattended. One (1) hour time limit. Follow the Cell Phone Parking directional signs along the roadway to get to the cell phone lot.
 
Disability
Accessible parking spaces are available for persons holding valid placards. Accessible spaces are available in the main parking lot across the street from the terminal.
 
Electric Vehicle
Parking stalls reserved for use by electric vehicles are available in the main public parking lot.
 
The main public parking lot also includes an electric vehicle charging station which can provide service to two vehicles. The current charge for use of the electric vehicle charging station is $7.00 for 24 hours.
 
An electric vehicle on which an electric vehicle license plate is affixed is exempt from payment of parking fees.
 
 
Getting Around Overseas Terminal
Zip through the Terminal like a pro and find everything you need from WiFi to tasty eats when you arrive to Kona Hawaii International Airport (KOA) on your day of travel.
 
North Terminal
Laniakea by Centerplate
Restaurant 9 a.m.- 10:30 p.m. daily
Bar 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. daily
(808) 329-1477
 
Tiare’s Lei Stand
9 a.m.- 9 p.m. daily
(808) 329-9214
Closed between flights
 
Cho’s Lei Stand
10 a.m.- 6 p.m. daily
(808) 334-0706
 
News Stand
7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
(808) 326-2888
Closed between flights
 
Tiare’s Gifts
8 a.m.-10 p.m. dailygift shop
(808) 326-1137
Closed between flights
 
South Terminal
Laniakea by Centerplate
Restaurant 6 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. daily
Bar 11 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. daily
(808) 329-1477
 
Tiare Lei Stand
9 a.m.- 9 p.m. daily
(808) 329-9422
Closed between flights
 
Cho’s Lei Stand
12 p.m.- 6 p.m. daily
(808) 334-1511
 
News Stand
5 a.m.- 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday
5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday
(808) 329-4547
 
Tiare’s Gifts
7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
(808) 326-1192
Closed between flights
 
Mid Terminal
Laniakea Airport Cafe (across the street from the Onizuka Space Center)
Closed until further notice.
 
 
Travel Services
Kona International Airport offers a Visitor Information Program to assist travelers. The program is staffed from 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
 
When booths are not staffed, information is available by picking up a courtesy phone at a VIP desk or by calling (808) 329-3423.
 
ATMs are available at the aiport.
 
WIFI
Unfortunately the airport does not currently offer Wifi service. We are looking into a Wifi solution for the airport in the near future.
 
 
Extras
 
HNL Medical Clinic
Kona International Airport is committed to ensuring your safety and security at the airport. Airport Rescue and Fire Fighters are available 24 hours per day for first responder medical treatment and will refer to County Fire and Rescue ambulance services as required.
For assistance call 911.
 
AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AED)
Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are installed at KOA in the event of a medical emergency. Defibrillators are located about 90 seconds apart in walking distance through the airport’s public areas.
 
The defibrillators are mounted in security boxes that alert Airport Crash/Fire/Rescue staff when the equipment is removed. Airport security is also alerted to respond to the scene and to call 911 for additional medical help.
 
Airport volunteers have been trained how to respond to a cardiac emergency, perform CPR, and how to use the AEDs.
 
For more information about the defibrillator program, contact Pamela Foster, R.N., President and CEO of the AED Institute of America, Inc. at 808-640-4151.
 
Hotel
There are no hotel at the Kona Hawaii International Airport. 
 
Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
800.367.5320
 
Overseas Terminal
 
Air New Zealand
800.262.1234
 
China Eastern Airlines
626.583.1500
 
Korean Air
800.438.5000
888.898.5525
 
Asiana Airlines
800.227.4262
 
Fiji Airways
800.227.4446
 
Phillippine Airlines
800.435.9725
 
China Airlines
800.227.5118
 
Japan Airlines
800.223.5500
 
 
Interisland Terminal
Hawaiian Airlines
800.367.5320
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