In Hawaii, airport parking is tough, since there is not that much land. You know, all those volcanoes and stuff. It’s a problem that’s goes back for ages. Residents and airport users are thrilled that a new parking garage is being built at Honolulu Airport, they told the Star Bulletin this week. “It’s good that they will have more spaces,” said Gonzales, who was at Honolulu Airport picking up her niece. “Sometimes you’re lucky, but it’s almost always full.”
The state broke ground yesterday on a 1,800-stall parking garage to supplement the airport’s current 4,500 stalls. Gov. Linda Lingle said the project has received universal approval, from the Legislature to residents. “We don’t have to explain it to the public,” she said.
Because of the construction on lot A starting Oct. 1, the airport will be short 45 stalls, Fukunaga said. The whole lot will be closed, along with Ala Auana Road, which runs between lot A and the former Bank of Hawaii building. The road closure allows for employee parking to be converted into public parking during construction.
“Public parking will remain tight, but by limiting the loss of public stalls and continuing our valet parking operation, we hope to minimize the impact on the traveling public,” Fukunaga said.
In the meanwhile, you can find convenient off-airport parking at Park Air Express, just follow this link.
Fukunaga could not say whether parking rates would increase after the garage is completed because details are not final. Of course they will go up…an even better reason to shop for parking at Airport Parking Reservations.com!