DOT NEWS RELEASE: BUSY SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON EXPECTED
HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Division of Transportation (HDOT) encourages individuals planning to fly into or from Hawaiʻi’s Airports to organize for a busy summer season journey season. Preliminary customer statistics present a median of 20,906 passengers arriving every day, which is roughly 70-percent of pre-COVID numbers (supply: http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/visitor/dailypax-dashboard/).
Given the present tendencies, HDOT recommends that departing vacationers comply with the ideas from the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) comparable to arriving greater than two hours previous to departure and checking baggage to avoid wasting time at safety checkpoints. The complete TSA launch will be discovered here.
HDOT is anticipating a major improve in passenger numbers over the summer season on the Daniel Okay. Inouye Worldwide Airport (HNL), Kahului Airport, Ellison Onizuka Kona Worldwide Airport at Keahole, Hilo Worldwide Airport, and Lῑhuʻe Airport. Vacationers are inspired to plan and put together if they are going to be making journeys via these airports, particularly in the course of the peak instances between 10 a.m. and three p.m.
Vacationers departing from the Daniel Okay. Inouye Worldwide Airport (HNL) are additionally reminded that they could use any of the obtainable TSA checkpoints all through HNL no matter their airline or gate. If one checkpoint has an extended line, it might be higher to go to the subsequent obtainable checkpoint. A map of the 9 TSA checkpoints at HNL is on the market at this link.
All vacationers ought to go to HawaiiCovid19.com earlier than their journey for the newest journey steering, together with hyperlinks to trusted journey and testing companions and data on what to anticipate in the course of the post-arrival screening course of at Hawaiʻi Airports. HDOT advises that use of an airline collaborating within the State of Hawaii Pre-Departure Doc Examine (PDDC) program can expedite this course of. Contributors in PDDC will probably be processed earlier than flying to Hawaiʻi. Airways voluntarily collaborating in PDDC can validate Protected Travels accredited COVID assessments and Journey and Well being Types or help vacationers in finishing quarantine paperwork. As soon as validated, a PDDC passenger can depart from the airport after deplaning topic to any necessities of the county. Vacationers that don’t take part in PDDC should endure verification of their Protected Journey documentation at Hawaiʻi airports.
All vacationers ought to word that there’s a statewide masks mandate requiring everybody age 5 and as much as put on a face protecting over their nostril and mouth when in public. The masks mandate applies no matter a person’s vaccination or COVID testing standing. Vacationers must also be ready to put on a face protecting onboard their flights and are inspired to examine with their air service for data on their COVID protocols.
HDOT continues to supply hand sanitizing stations to be used inside airport terminals and encourages vacationers to work collectively to create bodily distance between themselves and others when potential. With everybody’s help and cooperation, we are able to hold our Airports secure and wholesome.