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Hawai‘i Arrivals By Air Drop to 797 on Neighbor Islands

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The number of people – both residents and visitors – arriving in Hawaiʻi daily by air has significantly dropped over the past week.

Last week Tuesday, March 17, Governor David Ige strongly encouraged our visitors to postpone their vacations for at least the next 30 days to help with the State’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Governor Ige followed up with an order for a 14-day mandatory quarantine for all incoming passengers to Hawaiʻi and a stay at home order.

The data shows there were 4,131 arrivals in the state on Tuesday, March 24.  The majority, 3,334 were to the island of Oʻahu. While neighbor island totals were not provided, the remaining arrivals within the state (outside of Oʻahu) totaled 797 passengers.

The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism publishes a daily passenger count during the weekdays:


Below you will find the amount of people – both residents and visitors – who arrived by air. This includes passengers from the US mainland and international locations, but not interisland travel.


*This includes the drop in percentage compared to the same time a year ago.

Note: The daily average amount of residents arriving during March 2019 was 4,268
Note: The passenger count does not include flights from Canada


The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority is the State of Hawaiʻi agency responsible for strategically managing its support of the tourism industry. The HTA was established in 1998 to support Hawaiʻi’s leading industry and largest employer.

Courtesy: Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism.

Courtesy Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism.

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