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Lihue Airport

Discover more about Lihue Airport, the facilities and services it has, the best places to fly between airports and with which airlines you can do this with.

About Lihue Airport


Lihue Airport (IATA: LIH) also known as City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, is a state-owned public airport that serves more than 2.8 million passengers each year. The airport serves cities within the United States. The airport has an area of 915 acres and owns two runways.

Lihue Airport Location

The airport is located 5.8 miles (3.7 km) southeast coast of the island of Kauaʻi in Kaua'i County, in Hawaii, United States:


Lihue Airport has facilities and services to offer comfort and ease to its travellers. The airport has many gates as well as shops, restaurants and cafes at the airport terminal.

Facilities Include:

A wide range of shopping and dining places are available from popular restaurants, cafes and gift shops.

Mobile Charging

Disabled Service

Luggage Storage and Lockers

Family Services

Luggage Carts


Lounges Include:

Hawaiian Airlines Premier Club (Location: Airside, opposite Gate 5) includes beverages, TV, WiFi, newspapers and magazines.



Lihue Airport currently has three runways.

Direction Length (ft) Length (m) Surface
3/21 6,500 1,981 Asphalt
17/35 6,500 1,981 Asphalt



Main Terminal

The main terminal consists of Gates 9 to 10 which are mostly used by United Airlines. Alaska Airlines sometimes uses Gate 9 as well. Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines, and WestJet mostly uses Gates 7-8. Hawaiian Airlines. American Airlines mostly uses Gate 3 and sometimes Gate 4.

Airlines that fly to Lihue

The list below consists of all the airlines that fly passenger services from Lihue Airport:

Air Canada Alaska Airlines American Airlines
Delta Air Lines Hawaiian Airlines Southwest Airlines
United Airlines WestJet

The Most Popular Domestic Destinations

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Honolulu, HI 649,470 Hawaiian
2 Los Angeles, CA 268,320 American, Delta, Hawaiian, United
3 Seattle, WA 145,860 Alaska, Delta
4 Kahului, HI 131,870 Hawaiian
5 San Francisco, CA 84,000 United
6 Oakland, CA 67,320 Hawaiian
7 Phoenix, AZ 60,050 American
8 Denver, CO 53,770 United
9 Kona, HI 41,740 Hawaiian
10 San Jose, CA 39,020 Alaska

The most popular destinations from May 2018 - April 2019. Statistics from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)

How to get to Lihue Airport

By Road

You can get a taxi at the curbside near the baggage claim area of the airport terminal. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. It takes only 5 minutes to the Colorado Springs City centre by taxi.

By Public Transport

Lihue Airport has daily services from two bus routes, passengers can be picked up and dropped off at the median located in front of the airport terminal.

By Rental Car

There are many cars you can rent from and from the many car hire companies at the airport. Colorado Springs Airport has onsite car rental desks which are located in the baggage claim area. Companies that provide these services are Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.