Hilo International Airport (Ito)

Phone (808) 961-9300
4.5 stars from 4 reviews
Address 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Suite 215, Hilo, HI 96720
One of two main airports on the Big Island, this one is in Hilo on the east side of the island.

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Full Description
Hilo International Airport, with airport code ITO, is one of two main airports on the Big Island with the other being Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA). This one is located on the Big Island's east coast (windward side) in the city of Hilo.

Though it is an international airport, it's very small and doesn't offer many amenities at all. If you're hungry your best option is to eat before you arrive here though there is a small shop to get snacks.

There are no jetways here so you'll be boarding outside in the open, something kids are sure to find fun. The TSA security situation here is usually pretty fast since crowds aren't as likely here as they are at much larger airports.

Erik G
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 32
Likes Received: 1
Hilo airport is small but very convenient and easy to get around. Locating our luggage was very simple. The rental car location was located across the street from baggage claim.
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 237
Likes Received: 33
We visited the Hilo Airport when we took a helicopter ride with Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tours. It is an open airport and what we saw of it seems very nice and very clean. The helicopters were on one side of the airport away from the airlines. I would not object to flying into Hilo Airport if we ever have to. The personnel was also very helpful when we could not find where we needed to go. Hats off to this airport.
Lori H
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 234
Likes Received: 4
I love going to the Hilo International Airport because that usually mean I'm going on a trip. The service at the airport is good and you get through all of the lines pretty quickly. It's nice because you get to sit in air conditioning and comfortable seats in the lobby area, while you wait for your flight.
Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 26
Most people find this small airport to be pretty good and very laid back.

When things go smoothly it's a decent enough airport. When your flight is delayed there isn't much to do or eat around here and it lacks amenities overall.
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