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When you fly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) you will have several car rental companies at your disposal. Most of the country’s major car rental companies operate out of this airport, so you can basically have your pick.

Here is a list of the rental car companies located inside of Honolulu International Airport. The phone numbers for each have been included for your convenience. Keep in mind that the toll-free numbers that are listed will ring into the national call center and the other numbers will ring right to the counters at the airport.

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Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is a popular destination for both business travelers and for those who are lucky enough to enjoy a vacation in the warm, sunny paradise by the sea that is Hawaii. Of course, travel often includes spending a bit of time at the airport, so here are some of the things you’ll need to know when you’re at Honolulu International.

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When you fly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) you can rest assured that most of the people that you encounter will speak English, which is one of the state’s two official languages. The other official language is Hawaiian, and while less than 1% of Hawaii’s population speaks this language, it is still interesting and beautiful.

The language, which is Polynesian in origin, was named after the island where the language first began. It’s made up of only 12 letters: A, E, I, O, U, H, K, L, M, N, P and W. A glottal stop, such as the one that appears in the words O’ahu and Hawai’i, is also part of the language. Don’t be confused if you see Hawaiian words that include other letters. The reason for this is the Hawaiian language has adopted many words for which there is no Hawaiian spelling.

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First time to fly into Hawaii? Been here a few times but haven't had the chance to infuse your soul with its sandy bliss? Take a couple of minutes to browse the following Hawaiian facts, and you'll appreciate the finer elements of the state where Nicole Kidman was born (how's that for starters?).


How far are you flying today? To get to North America from Hawaii, you'd better be ready to traverse approximately 2,390 miles of open ocean. Also, the islands are recognized as one of the most geographically isolated cities on Earth.

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It is hard to imagine a perfect Hawaiian paradise being associated with the latest airport security scanners. When travelers think of these tropical islands, they only wish to let pretty images enter their minds. Tourists would much rather envision picturesque ocean scenery, endless beach cocktails topped with dainty umbrellas, and which brand of sun protection to use before they head out of the hotel room and excitedly run for the sandy hideaways.


Though recently, Honolulu International Airport has implemented new, full-body scanners that allows screening beneath a passenger's garments. To keep honoluluairport.org viewers informed, what follows is an introductory FAQ pertaining to the recently installed screening machines.

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Few sights in the world can compare to the spectacular landscape of Hawaii's Oahu. Every year travelers from around the world flock to the island to experience the Hawaiian sand beneath their feet, the crystal clear water of the Pacific Ocean, and the welcoming embrace of the natives.


First time travelers to Oahu will want to check out such popular spots as Honolulu and Waikiki Beach, but look beyond the obvious to really find the jewels of Oahu. Nestled beneath the Koolau Mountains, the Windward Coast offers spectacular views and plenty of outdoor activities ­ from windsurfing and kayaking on Kailua Beach to winter whale watching at Makapuu Point Lighthouse.

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Departing from HNL?

Plan on being at the airport two hours before international flight and one and a half hour before domestic flight.