Why is the Hilo airport code ITO?

Hilo International Airport, known as General Lyman Field until 1989, is located about two miles east of Hilo, on the eastern shore of the Big Island. Its three-letter IATA airport code is ITO. There is no official explanation as to why, but the Hawaii State Department of Transportation lays out a couple of theories. The airport was designated ITO […]

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Why is Maui’s airport called OGG?

Kahului Airport is the second busiest airport in the State of Hawaii, located on the northern edge of the land bridge between Haleakala and the West Maui Mountain Range on the island of Maui. It’s three-letter IATA airport code is OGG. OGG is a tribute to aviation pioneer Bertram J. Hogg. An accomplished pilot, Hogg […]

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What is Interstate H-201?

Case Details: “When you drive from Pearl City to Honolulu, on the highway signs that have the highway H-1 symbol, some have a symbol over them that reads highway H-201. It looks very authentic and even reflects at night. What is this all about, and, is this the ‘U Down‘ guys doing yet another impossible […]

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Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?

This question is a classic, a staple of joke lists, and most recently the ponderable punch line of a national Volkswagen television ad. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t nearly as funny as the question. There are three major interstate highways in Hawaii, creatively named H-1, H-2, and H-3, and a little-known fourth, H-201. They are called […]

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