Kauai Lihue Airport LIH
serves the island of Kauai, which is the farthest island to the west of the Hawaiian chain, and is gateway to the island's great beaches, Waimea Canyon, and awesome screnery. Lihue Airport provides passenger and aircraft facilities for domestic & overseas carriers, inter-island carriers, commuter/air taxi, air cargo, and general aviation activities.
The small Airport is within walking distance (1.5 miles) east of the city of Lihue, on Kauai's southeast coast, and can be accessed via Ahukini Road 570, which extends from Kapule Hwy. 51.
With two runways, and approaching 3 million passengers a year, Lihue Airport is served by major airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all parts of the globe.
Lihue Airport has one passenger terminal.
Present and future Airport developments:
Runway extension by 855 feet was completed late 2016.
- In early January 2017 it was announced that $18M will be spent in Airport improvements and upgrades - including the airport's hold room, passenger check-in area & ticket lobby, which are scheduled for completion by year-end 2018, with remaining work to be completed by 2019.
- Long-term projects previously on the agenda include a Concolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC), and 450 new parking spaces, as well as a new lane on the Airport Loop Road.