HDOT NEWS RELEASE: New parking rates at state airports begin Dec. 1

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – For the first time in more than four years the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division is increasing public parking rates at six of its airports. The new rates will take effect Dec. 1, 2015.

The daily maximum rate at five Hawaii airports will increase by $3. The maximum rate for 24 hours of parking at Honolulu International Airport (HNL) will change from $15 to $18. The maximum daily rate at Kahului Airport (OGG), Kapalua Airport (JHM), Lihue Airport (LIH), Hilo International Airport (ITO) and Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) will increase from $12 to $15.

The rate for the fourth hour of stay is also being adjusted. At HNL the fourth hour will increase by $3 (see Table 1 below). At neighbor island airports the fourth hour rate will increase by $2 (see Table 2 below). After the fifth hour the daily rate will be applied. Signs notifying the public of the change will be posted at key locations beginning on Nov. 1, 2015.

Short term rates for airport customers parking less than four hours will not change. A free grace period is allowed for those who exit within 15 minutes. Free airport cell phone lots will continue to be available for those picking up passengers.

The additional revenue will be utilized to help support increasing operational costs for Hawaii’s airport system. The airport system is solely self sufficient and does not depend on income or sales taxes.

Parking at Hawaii Airports for a 24 hour period is still less expensive when compared with rates at mainland airports (see Table 3 below). To put it into perspective, airport parking is less expensive than overnight parking at various Oahu hotels which can cost as much as $40 a night. Parking garages in Downtown Honolulu range anywhere from $24 – $96 for 24 hours.

For parking related questions please contact ABM Parking services at 808-861-1260. Additional information is also available at the following website:
http://hawaii.gov/hnl/airport-parking/parking-rates

Table 1: Honolulu International Airport hourly parking rate effective Dec. 1, 2015

0-15 Minutes
Grace Period
Free

16-30 Minutes
1st ½ hour
$1
$1.00 Total
31-60 Minutes
2nd ½ hour
$2
$3.00 Total
61-120 Minutes
1-2nd hour
$2
$5.00 Total
121-180 Minutes
2-3rd hour
$2
$7.00 Total
181-240 Minutes
3-4th hour
$2
$9.00 Total
241-300 Minutes
4-5th hour
$5
$14.00 Total
301-360 Minutes
5-6th hour
$4
$18.00 Total

$18
Maximum for 24 hours

Table 2: Neighbor Island Airports hourly parking rate effective Dec. 1, 2015

0-15 Minutes
Grace Period
Free

16-30 Minutes
1st ½ hour
$1
$1.00 Total

31-60 Minutes
2nd ½ hour
$2
$3.00 Total

61-120 Minutes
1-2nd hour
$2
$5.00 Total

121-180 Minutes
2-3rd hour
$2
$7.00 Total

181-240 Minutes
3-4th hour
$2$9.00 Total

241-300 Minutes
4-5th hour
$4
$13.00 Total

301-360 Minutes
5-6th hour
$2
$15.00 Total

$15
Maximum for 24 hours
Table 3: Comparable parking rates at West Coast airports for a 24 hour period

Honolulu International $18
Phoenix Sky Harbor International $25
Portland International $27
Seattle-Tacoma International $28
San Diego International $30
Los Angeles International $30
San Francisco International $36
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Tim Sakahara
State of Hawaii Department of Transportation
Public Information Officer
869 Punchbowl Street, Room 504
Honolulu HI 96813-5097
Telephone: (808) 587-2160
Fax: (808) 587-2313
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