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New Histories of Hawaii Airports

With the backing of the Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu and the Territorial Legislature, Hawaii's first airport opened in 1927--John Rodgers Airport (now Honolulu International Airport).  Over the next decade landing strips popped up across the islands. The military took over most landing fields during World War II and today's modern airports evolved from there. Click on Airfields & Airports for more information. Includes histories of Governor's Executive Orders and Airport Traffic Statistics from 1946-2009. . . Also added, a recap of Hawaii's aeronautical laws from 1915.


Hawaii Aviation is brought to you courtesy of the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division.