Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and the major city on the island of Oahu. It is home to over 900,000 inhabitants, although the population is much greater if tourists are counted.
Honolulu is the home of Hawaii’s best known beach, Waikiki Beach, but also home to the hustle and bustle of any normal city, so vacationers who want a completely relaxing beach vacation with non crowded beaches may want to consider flying into Honolulu and then travelling a bit further from the city.
The city has five districts including Downtown, Waikiki, Manoa-Makiki, Eastern Honolulu, and Western Honolulu. Waikiki is the tourist centre with the well known beaches, but the other areas offer great things to do as well; Eastern Honolulu has great snorkelling and Western Honolulu has Pearl Harbour and its memorial museum.
Honolulu International Airport (Airport code HNL) is the easiest way to reach the Hawaiian Islands and the city of Honolulu. It is a short five kilometres from the centre of Honolulu and a hub for Hawaiian Airlines and Go!. The airport sees over 21,000,000 passengers a year and is constantly increasing traffic. Over 310,000 planes arrive and depart each year as well.
25 airlines operate flights to and from Honolulu International Airport. Delta and Hawaiian Airlines fly to the most destinations, mostly on the west coast of the United States but also including Tokyo-Haneda, Manila, and Tokyo-Narita.
US Airways, Continental, United, Hawaiian Airlines, and American operate the most frequent flights.