The new 11-acre, 1.8 million square foot Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) Facility at Honolulu (HNL) opened December 1, 2021. Now you can either take a short stroll from Terminal 2 or opt for a consolidated shuttle from Terminal 1. This is great news especially if you have ever had the pleasure of renting from an off-airport vendor. Check out Hawaii Airports Modernization for a cool aerial view of our airports and projects planned.
Which Hawaii car rental companies are part of Conrac?
Currently, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt, and Thrifty will be operating out of the new 5-story Conrac. The Conrac will definitely improve the Hawaii visitor experience at Honolulu.
BOH: Previously it was confusing which rentals were at the airport and which were off-airport. Rob recently rented a car at Alamo there, and had a very slow experience including getting to and from their then off-airport location.
The new facility was funded by the $4.50 per day charge that’s been assessed for years on all vehicles. The total cost was $377 million. This will also free up space for more than 700 additional parking spaces at the airport that were used by the interim facility.
The dedication took place yesterday, at which Governor Ige said, “the most important impact the state government can have on the economy, and for the working men and women in the State of Hawaii is really moving critical infrastructure projects forward.”
The Conrac facility is part of the overall $2.6 billion airport upgrade program.
Hawaii DOT said, “our airport modernizations, be it new buildings like the Conrac or restroom renovations, have a common goal of improving the travel experience for our residents and visitors. Going forward there will be a lot of work behind the scenes on taxiways and baggage handling equipment to make our airports as safe and efficient as possible.”
Kauai artist, Carol Bennett created artwork in the Conrac. Hawaii DOT said, “art on the first floor represents land through imagery of pili grass and activities such as kapa making. Art on the second floor represents water through imagery meant to evoke rain, the ti plant, and fish.”
We’re excited to have this new facility open after years of waiting. What about you?