Honolulu International Airport (HNL) is the major airport for Hawaii. Passenger traffic grew 1 percent in 2014 to almost 20 million. In 2014, 414,870 metric tons of cargo passed through HNL's facilities, an increase of 0.5 percent from the previous year. Twenty-seven international and domestic carriers, three inter-island airlines, and four commuter airlines operate at HNL.

Several NextGen capabilities and enabling improvements have been implemented including Airport Surface Detection Equipment-Model X, External Surface Data Release, Optimized Profile Descents, an Equivalent Lateral Spacing Operation Standard, and Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures.

All airport information shown above is reported by Calendar Year (CY).

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The following metrics summarize performance over a large set of diverse operations at this location. As such, their purpose is to reflect general trends as experienced by aircraft operators and passengers, without regard to their underlying drivers. For this reason, metric values should not be compared to operational impacts attributed to specific NextGen capabilities, where these are provided.

Reportable Hours for HNL
06:00 - 22:59 local time

All Information below is in Fiscal Years (October 1 - September 30).

Efficiency Performance Indicators
Performance Indicator (FY) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Average Gate Arrival Delay
Minutes per Flight

During reportable hours, the yearly average of the difference between the Actual Gate-In Time and the Scheduled Gate-In Time for flights to the selected airport from any of the ASPM airports. The delay for each fiscal year (FY) is calculated based on the 0.5th — 99.5th percentile of the distributions for the year. Flights may depart outside reportable hours, but must arrive during them. The reportable hours vary by airport.

2.6 3.2 0.4 -1.3 3.1 0.9 3.8
Effective Gate-to-Gate Time
Minutes per Flight

During reportable hours, the difference between the Actual Gate-In Time at the destination (selected) airport and the Scheduled Gate-Out Time at the origin airport. Flights may depart outside reportable hours, but must arrive during them. The reportable hours vary by airport and the results are reported by fiscal year (FY).

146.1 158.0 158.4 174.4 168.2 178.6 188.1
Taxi-In Time
Minutes per Flight

During reportable hours, the yearly average of the difference between Wheels-On Time and Gate-In Time for flights arriving at the selected airport from any of the Aviation System Performance Metrics (ASPM) airports. Flights may depart outside reportable hours, but must arrive during them. The reportable hours vary by airport.

5.9 6.1 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.4 7.3
Taxi-Out Time
Minutes per Flight

During reportable hours, the yearly average of the difference between Gate-Out Time and Wheels-Off Time for flights from the selected airport to any of the ASPM airports. Flights must depart during reportable hours, but may arrive outside them. The reportable hours vary by airport.

13.1 13.4 13.3 13.5 13.9 14.1 15.5
3 Data for this location is not available.

As described by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), efficiency addresses the operational and economic cost-effectiveness of gate-to-gate flight operations from a single-flight perspective. In all phases of flight, airspace users want to depart and arrive at the times they select and fly the trajectory they determine to be optimum.

Capacity Performance Indicator
Performance Indicator (FY) 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Average Daily Capacity
Number of Operations

During reportable hours, the average daily sum of the Airport Departure Rate (ADR) and Airport Arrival Rate (AAR) reported by fiscal year (FY). The reportable hours vary by airport.

1,964 1,952 1,756 1,902 1,884 1,809 1,824
Average Hourly Capacity During Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC)
Number of Operations

The average hourly capacity reported during IMC weather conditions (as defined by ASPM). Capacity is defined as the sum of Airport Departure Rate (ADR) and Airport Arrival Rate (AAR). It is calculated based on the reportable hours at the destination airport. The reportable hours vary by airport.

96 104 103 104 105 104 104

As described by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO): The global Air Traffic Management (ATM) system should exploit the inherent capacity to meet airspace user demands at peak times and locations while minimizing restrictions on traffic flow. ICAO also notes: The ATM system must be resilient to service disruption and the resulting temporary loss of capacity.

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