The airport is a hub to Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines, both of which offer flights between the Hawaiian Islands and between Hawai'i and the U.S. mainland. It is also served by many U.S. commercial air carriers and shares its airfield operations with the U.S. military at adjacent Hickam Air Force Base. Honolulu International Airport has four major runways, one of which, runway 8R/26L (also known as the Reef Runway) was, in 1977, the world's first major runway built entirely offshore. The Reef Runway is also a designated alternate landing site for NASA's Space Shuttle.
Honolulu International Airport has two main terminals, one serving mainly interisland flights and the other serving flights to and from the U.S. mainland and other countries. The terminal is best reached from points on O'ahu via Interstate H-1.
If Project Bojinka had not been discovered after a fire in Manila, Philippines, one or more aircraft owned by a U.S. carrier/s in this airport would have blown up over the Pacific Ocean on January 21, 1995 as part of the project's first phase.
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2 Inter-Island Terminal