Kona International Airport at Keahole
73-200 Kupipi Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740-2645
Kona International Airport (KOA) is the primary airport on the Island of Hawaii. Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) occupies 3,450 acres of land about seven miles northwest of Kailua-Kona on the island of Hawaii at an elevation of 47 feet. The airport accommodates domestic overseas, international, interisland, commuter/air taxi, and general aviation activities.
These facilities are served by an access roadway extending from the Queen Kaahumanu Highway. At the passenger terminals, the access roadway forms a one-way loop enclosing public parking and rental car check-in facilities. An additional complex of facilities, used primarily by rental car agencies for returns, general maintenance and storage is located along the airport access roadway, midway between the passenger terminals and the main highway.
Airlines at KOA
Terminal Map of KOA
Other Hawaii Airports
OSA has appointed American Airlines the official airlines for the Optics in Life Sciences Congress in Kona, Hawaii - Waikoloa. Discounted air travel is available. You may visit the American Airlines website search for available flights and use the authorization code 4243BQ to receive your discount. This code is valid 12 April – 26 April, 2013 at KOA-Kona, HNL-Honolulu and OGG-Kahului Maui airports. You may also call the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk directly at +1 800.433.1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchases.
Delta Airlines is offering discounted flights. Visit delta.com select Book a Trip, and click on Meeting Event Code near the bottom of the window that pops up. On the next window, enter the Meeting Event Code NMEEF to receive your discount. This code is valid 9 April – 22 April, 2013 at KOA-Kona airport only.
NOTE: 10 customers may have to book a flight to the same meeting with this code for the price to become valid.
There are a number of ways to get to and from Kona International Airport. The airport is located seven miles from Kailua, and about 25 miles from Waikoloa. KOA is accessible by car, taxi and shuttle.
USD $50 to $65 – Kona International Airport to Waikoloa Marriott (one way)
The above rate is provides as a guide to help you make transportation choices and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change. Please consult your taxi dispatcher on arrival for current fares and information.
Rental Car Companies at KOA
SAVE! Avis Rent-a-Car is pleased to offer low rates with unlimited mileage to participants attending the Life Sciences Congress. For reservations call +1 808.327.3000 or +1 800.831.2847, refer to Avis Worldwide Discount #D004076. Reservations may also be made on the Avis website.
Other - Hele-On Bus
The Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency Hele-On bus operates a very limited service between the airport and Kailua-Kona town. For schedules and more information call +1 808.961.6744 or on the web visit www.heleonbus.org
Pre-Arranged Ground Transportation
Arrangements are usually made by the passenger or the passenger's agent or representative, in advance of the passenger's arrival at the airport, and include passenger transportation services, tours, and courtesy car services. More Information
Directions from Kona International Airport
Approximately 19.3 miles
Upon leaving Kona International Airport, head north on Kupipi St. Make a slight left to stay on Kupipi St. Make a slight left toward Keahole Airport Road. Keep right at the fork and continue straight onto Keahole Airport Road. Turn left onto HI-19/Queen Kaahumanu Hwy for 17 miles and turn left onto Waikoloa Beach Dr. Make a U-turn at Kolea Beach Dr and hotel will be on the right.
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Hotel Parking Information: USD $18.00 per day per vehicle (on-site parking), USD $21 per day per vehicle (valet parking), Self parking USD $18.00 fee is included in USD $25 resort fee, applied per room, per night.