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Lihue Airport

Lihue Airport (LIH), located on the southeast coast of the island of Kauai, is the primary airport serving the island. With its unique blend of island charm and modern amenities. Lihue Airport despite its relatively modest size, plays a pivotal role in bridging the Hawaiian Islands and the rest of the United States.

Visitors arriving ao the airport are greeted by the warm tropical breeze and stunning views of the surrounding landscape, setting the stage for an unforgettable island experience. The airport’s open-air design reflects the laid-back atmosphere of Kauai, with palm trees swaying in the breeze and Hawaiian music playing in the background.

Spread across approximately 880 acres, Lihue Airport features a single runway and two passenger terminals connecting the island to major cities on the mainland as well as other destinations across the Hawaiian archipelago. On average, the airport serves over 2 million passengers annually, making it one of the busiest airports in the state of Hawaii.

Here are some key statistics and information about Lihue Airport:

General Information
•Location: Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
•IATA Code: LIH
•ICAO Code: PHLI
•Elevation: 153 feet (47 meters) above sea level
•Coordinates: 21°58′26″N 159°20′16″W
•Address 3901 Mokulele Loop #7, Lihue, HI 96766
•Google location https://www.google.com/maps/place/21.9782573741,-159.348884225

Facilities
•Runways: Lihue Airport has one runway  3/21: 6,500 feet (1,981 meters) long, asphalt surface.
•Terminal: The airport has one terminal with two concourses (North and South) that handle both domestic and international flights.
•Parking: There are short-term and long-term parking options available for passengers.

Lihue Airport

Passenger Statistics
•Annual Passenger Traffic: Approximately 3 million passengers per year.
•Aircraft Operations: Lihue Airport handles around 120,000 aircraft operations annually, including commercial flights, general aviation, air taxi operations, and military flights.

Major Airlines Serving Kauai:
•Hawaiian Airlines
•Southwest Airlines
•Alaska Airlines
•American Airlines
•United Airlines
•Delta Air Lines

Popular Destinations from and to Lihue Airport:
•Inter-island Flights: Honolulu (Oahu), Kahului (Maui), Kona (Big Island) and Hilo (Big Island)
•Mainland USA: Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Denver (DEN), Phoenix (PHX) and San Diego (SAN).

 

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