$ 377 million car rental center opens at Honolulu Airport | Hawaii news


HONOLULU (AP) – A $ 377 million car rental center with space for 4,500 vehicles is scheduled to open at Honolulu Airport this week.

The five-story facility will allow rental car companies to house their operations in the same centrally located, covered airport structure directly across from the airline’s terminals, said Ross Higashi, deputy director of the airport division of the state’s Department of Transportation.

Higashi told the Honolulu Star Advertiser the project will make it easier for car rental companies to control and maintain their inventory. Companies will have space to store, rent, refuel, wash and repair cars.

Many customers can walk to the center from the terminals, so rental car companies don’t have to keep pick-up shuttles in a constant loop. A consolidated bus system transports the remaining customers.

Higashi said the project was built with revenue from a $ 4.50 daily car rental fee.

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Planning for the facility began in 2012 and construction began in 2016.

Governor David Ige and department officials are expected to inaugurate the center at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Tuesday. It will open for trading on Wednesday.

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