Kauai Lihue LIH Airport Overview
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.
The passenger terminal at Lihue Airport is accessed by a one-way loop roadway branching off Ahukini Road and encircling a public parking lot.
Present and future Airport developments: The ticket lobby has new CTX-2500 x-ray baggage screening machines. Eight passenger boarding bridges were replaced, and so were four baggage carousels & conveyor belts, as well as the terminal's air conditioning. Ongoing projects include the replacement & upgrade of security access control & closed circuit TV systems; acquisition of adjacent land, and new airport perimeter fence.
Long-term projects include ticket lobby upgrade, a Concolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC), and 450 new parking spaces, as well as a new lane on the Airport Loop Road.
Furthermore, Runway exension work by 855 feet is tentatively scheduled for completion by late 2016.