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The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is a state government organization which oversees transportation in the U.S. state
U.S. state
A U.S. state is any one of the 50 federated states of the United States of America that share sovereignty with the federal government. Because of this shared sovereignty, an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and of his or her state of domicile. Four states use the official title of...

 of Hawaii
Hawaii
Hawaii is the newest of the 50 U.S. states , and is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean, southwest of the continental United States, southeast of Japan, and northeast of...

. The agency is divided into three divisions dealing with aviation, maritime, and roads.

Airports Division


The HDOT Airports Division operates all the public airports throughout the state including Honolulu International Airport
Honolulu International Airport
Honolulu International Airport is the principal aviation gateway of the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and is identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States, with traffic now exceeding 21 million passengers a year and rising.It is located in the Honolulu...

. The Division is divided into offices, branches and divisions to provide services based on location or specialization.
  • Airports Administrator - oversees all state owned airports
  • Staff Services Office - provides administrative support
  • Visitor Information Program Office - manages the state Visitor Information Program in coordination with other HDOT divisions
  • Information Technology Office - provides information technology
    Information technology
    Information technology is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of vocal, pictorial, textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications...

     support
  • Airports Operations Office - provides operational support including firefighting at state owned airports
  • Engineering Branch - provides engineering support
  • Oahu District - maintains airports on the island of Oahu
    Oahu
    Oahu or Oahu , known as "The Gathering Place", is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous of the islands in the U.S. state of Hawaii. The state capital Honolulu is located on the southeast coast...

  • Maui District - maintains airports on the island of Maui
    Maui
    The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at and is the 17th largest island in the United States. Maui is part of the state of Hawaii and is the largest of Maui County's four islands, bigger than Lānai, Kahoolawe, and Molokai. In 2010, Maui had a population of 144,444,...

  • Hawaii District - maintains airports on the island of Hawaii
    Hawaii
    Hawaii is the newest of the 50 U.S. states , and is the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean, southwest of the continental United States, southeast of Japan, and northeast of...

  • Kauai District - maintains airports on the island of Kauai
    Kauai
    Kauai or Kauai, known as Tauai in the ancient Kaua'i dialect, is geologically the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. With an area of , it is the fourth largest of the main islands in the Hawaiian archipelago, and the 21st largest island in the United States. Known also as the "Garden Isle",...


Airports operated by HDOT Airports Division

  • Kalaeloa Airport
    Kalaeloa Airport
    Kalaeloa Airport , also called John Rodgers Field and formerly Naval Air Station Barbers Point, is a joint civil-military regional airport of the State of Hawaii established on July 1, 1999 to replace the Ford Island NALF facilities which closed on June 30 of the same year...

     (JRF)
  • Dillingham Airfield
    Dillingham Airfield
    Dillingham Airfield is a public and military use airport located two nautical miles west of the central business district of Mokulēia, in Honolulu County on the North Shore of Oahu in the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is operated by the Hawaii Department of Transportation under a 25-year lease from...

     (HDH)
  • Honolulu International Airport
    Honolulu International Airport
    Honolulu International Airport is the principal aviation gateway of the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and is identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States, with traffic now exceeding 21 million passengers a year and rising.It is located in the Honolulu...

     (HNL)
  • Hana Airport
    Hana Airport
    Hana Airport is a regional airport of the State of Hawai'i on the east shore of the island of Maui, northwest of the unincorporated town of Hana. It is primarily a commuter facility used by unscheduled air taxis and general aviation...

     (HNM)
  • Hilo International Airport
    Hilo International Airport
    Hilo International Airport , formerly General Lyman Field, is owned and operated by the Hawaii state Department of Transportation. Located in Hilo, Hawaii County, the airport encompasses and is one of two major airports on Hawaii Island and one of five major airports in the state...

     (ITO)
  • Kalaupapa Airport
    Kalaupapa Airport
    Kalaupapa Airport is a regional airport of the State of Hawai'i, located on the northern peninsula of the island of Moloka'i, two nautical miles north of Kalaupapa Settlement. Most flights to Kalaupapa originate from commuter airports on the other Hawaiian islands by unscheduled air taxis and...

     (LUP)
  • Lanai Airport
    Lanai Airport
    Lānai Airport is a public airport located three nautical miles southwest of Lānai City, serving as the only airport of the island of Lānai, Hawaii in the United States.- Facilities and aircraft :...

     (LNY)
  • Lihue Airport (LIH)
  • Kahului Airport
    Kahului Airport
    Kahului Airport is a regional airport in the state of Hawai'i, located east of the Kahului CDP in Maui County on the island of Maui near Haleakala. Most flights into OGG originate from Honolulu International Airport; the Honolulu–Kahului corridor is one of the busiest air routes in the US,...

     (OGG)
  • Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA)
  • Upolu Airport
    Upolu Airport
    Upolu Airport is a regional airport of the State of Hawai'i in Hawai'i County. Located on the northern tip of the Big Island, Upolu Airport is northwest of the unincorporated town of Hawi.- Facilities and aircraft :...

     (UPP)
  • Molokai Airport
    Molokai Airport
    Molokai Airport is a public airport located northwest of Kaunakakai, on the island of Molokai in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. It is the principal airport of the island.- Facilities and aircraft :...

     (MKK)
  • Kapalua Airport
    Kapalua Airport
    Kapalua Airport , also known as Kapalua West Maui Airport, is a regional airport on the west side of the island of Maui. It is located northwest of Lahaina, in Maui County, Hawaii, United States....

     (JHM)
  • Waimea-Kohala Airport
    Waimea-Kohala Airport
    Waimea-Kohala Airport is an airport located one nautical mile southwest of Kamuela , an unincorporated town in Hawai‘i County, Hawai‘i, United States....

     (MUE)
  • Port Allen Airport
    Port Allen Airport
    Port Allen Airport is a regional airport of the State of Hawai'i. It is located southwest of the unincorporated town of Hanapepe on the south shore of the island of Kaua'i...

     (PAK)

Harbors Division


The HDOT Harbors Division operates ten commercial harbor
Harbor
A harbor or harbour , or haven, is a place where ships, boats, and barges can seek shelter from stormy weather, or else are stored for future use. Harbors can be natural or artificial...

s throughout the state. The division is self sufficient, with the majority of its income coming from various harbor and wharf rental fees.

Highways Division


The HDOT Highways Division maintains the state highway system.

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