The Wiki Wiki Shuttle
is a zero-fare shuttle bus
system at the Honolulu International Airport
. Shuttles run between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM, carrying people and baggage between the various terminals.
In the Hawaiian language
the word "wiki" means quick, and "wiki wiki" implies very quick. The shuttle's name inspired Ward Cunningham
to call his new website "WikiWikiWeb
". Cunningham's site was designed to allow visitors to the site to edit its content, and this type of website came to be known as a "wiki
," the most prominent example of which is Wikipedia
Ceasing of operations
The airport is moving away from dependence on the Wiki Wiki buses, which were put in place in February 1970 as "an interim measure". After more than three decades of operations, travelers still complain about the hot, slow, outdated buses. As was reported to the press, not only are the buses somewhat inconvenient and uncomfortable, they also put a huge strain on the building structure due to their weight and level of activity.
In November 2007, local media reported that the shuttle would be replaced by an air-conditioned walkway
The buses were formerly run by the Aircraft Services... Read More