Heavy traffic and full lots are expected at airports
The Department of Transportation is reminding travelers that the airports are busier during the holidays beginning with the Thanksgiving weekend.
Although additional parking has been provided at some airports, the department is encouraging travelers to get dropped off and/or picked up, or use taxis, airport shuttles or other transportation.
Travelers are urged to add 30 to 45 minutes to the recommended two-hour preflight arrival time.
» Honolulu Airport has valet parking in the interisland terminal located at the second-level center median outside Aloha Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines check-in lobbies, from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Valet parking costs $20 per calendar day. Self-parking rates are $10 for a 24-hour period.
A new economy parking lot, at $5 with 360 uncovered stalls and five handicapped stalls, is located at Aolele Street and Lagoon Drive. Free shuttle service to and from the airport is available. Users of this lot should arrive 45 minutes earlier than usual to provide time to catch the shuttle. Entry is through Aolele Street only.
If all public parking reaches capacity, airport security will direct drivers to an overflow lot on Aolewa Street, with free shuttle service.
» Kahului Airport will provide additional parking at the overflow parking lot on Aalele Street.
» Kona Airport will have overflow parking at the Paoo Street overflow lot. The Uu Street remote parking lot will be made available as needed.
» Hilo Airport will provide more parking in the overflow grass lots on both ends of the terminal parking lot. Signs will direct traffic to overflow lots when regular parking lots are filled.
» Lihue Airport will have additional parking in the overflow lots at both ends of the terminal. Signs will direct traffic to overflow lots when regular parking lots are filled.