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Airport Fact Sheet




State of Hawaii

Department of Transportation (HDOT)

Airports Division


Airport Opening

Original Site: 1929 (landing strip only)

General Lyman Field: December 5, 1953

Hilo International Airport: April 30, 1976


Airport Location

19 43.2 N /155 02.9 W

2 miles east of Hilo


Airport Elevation

38 feet MSL


Airport Land Area

1,007 acres


Control Tower

Hilo Tower (0600-2200L)



Class D service effective 0600-2200

Class E other times


Active Runways

Runway 8-26    9,800 feet x 150 feet

Runway 3-21  5,600 feet x 150 feet


Cargo Terminal Building


Passenger Terminals

General Lyman Terminal

Commuter Terminal


Aircraft Gates



Passenger Security Lanes




Public Parking

Public parking is available.



Aircraft Operations

Average 263 operations per day (air carrier, air taxi, general aviation and military)



Average 4,500 passengers per day


Passenger Services

Airline Lounge

Baggage Carts

Baggage Services

Curbside Check-In

Food and Beverage

Fresh Flowers & Leis

Greeting Services


Retail Shopping


Aviation Services

Air Cargo & Package Express Services

Aircraft Charter, Rental & Leasing Services

Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting

Aircraft Services & Maintenance

Flight Training


Ground Support & Services

Major A&P

Transient Parking



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