The state of Hawaii is home to the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA), which is located about 7 miles northwest of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. With its 11,000-foot runway and a set of buildings at the eastern edge of the airfield, the airport caters to both arriving and departing passengers, as well as general aviation operations.
As part of the United States, Kona International offers inter-island commercial flights, overseas domestic service, and car rental deals through various rental agencies. The airport accommodates commuter/air taxi, general aviation, and helicopter operations, and is easily accessible via the Queen Kaahumanu Highway. An additional facility, primarily used by rental car agencies for returns, general maintenance, and storage, can be found along the airport access road between the highway and the passenger terminals.