The state is now offering free Wi-Fi at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport through Boingo Wireless.
Travelers already discovered and connected to the free Wi-Fi , available through Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ: WIFI), at a soft launch on Dec. 14. Boingo, based in Los Angeles, operates wireless networks in major airports, stadiums, campuses, military bases and commercial properties throughout the U.S. and the world.
“Free Wi-Fi is a highly requested service and my administration is thrilled to make it happen,” said Gov. David Ige in a press release. “Thousands of people have connected in just the first week of the new service, further enhancing the passenger experience.”
Coverage at the Honolulu airport includes the Overseas Terminal and Central Concourse on the first and second levels between ticket lobbies 4 to 8, gates 12 to 25 and baggage claims E to H.
Boingo is working on wireless infrastructure improvements that will add Wi-Fi coverage to the Diamond Head and Ewa concourses and the Interisland Terminal in the coming months, with airport-wide service anticipated to be available by early spring 2018.
The unlimited, free Wi-Fi is sponsored by advertisers, but customers can purchase a one-day or monthly Boingo subscription for even faster speeds.
Boingo is also building a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) network at the Honoulu airport, a wireless solution designed to boost cellular connectivity for passengers.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation and Boingo are also planning to bring Wi-Fi and DAS networks to Kahului Airport (OGG), Hilo International Airport (ITO), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) and Lihue Airport (LIH) in 2018.
“Boingo is proud to work alongside HDOT to unlock fast, free connectivity for travelers,” said David Hagan, CEO of Boingo in a release. “We look forward to connecting the millions of passengers that fly through Hawaii’s airports each year and satisfy their mobile demands.”
Boingo offers 24/7 customer service at 800-880-4117 and firstname.lastname@example.org.