Sunday, December 17, 2017

Lanai Airport (LNY)

Lanai Airport welcomes visitors who want to experience the charm of the truly romantic island of Lanai. The airport is located 3 miles southwest of Lanai City in the Palawai Basin and is the only access point by air to the island. It has a single runway that caters to scheduled interisland flight and commuter/air taxi traffic as well. Lanai Airport also serves unscheduled charter flights and offers cargo and airport support facilities as well. The airport is a mere 25 minutes from Hulopoe Bay and 40 minutes from Kaiolohia Beach.

Flying into Lanai

There are no direct flights to Lanai Airport from the US mainland. Travelers need to fly to Honolulu or Maui, and catch a connecting flight with a local airline that offers service to Lanai. Island Air offer flights to Lanai from Honolulu and Molokai while go!Mokulele Airlines flies to the island from Honolulu. It would be prudent to check with the airlines for flight schedules and details prior to planning your trip.

Getting to Lanai Airport

Lanai Airport is easily accessible from Lanai City. Travel southwest along Kaumalapau Highway for around 4 miles and turn left onto Airport Road. There are plenty of signs to guide you to the airport. The airport has designated free parking zones close to the passenger terminal. Most hotels and resorts offer shuttle services to and from the airport while rental car facilities are also available at the airport complex. Major points along shuttle service route are the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay, ferry terminal, Lanai City, and The Lodge at Koele. There is also a limo service available at the complex. However, there is no public transportation.

Services and amenities

All airlines that offer services to Lanai Airport have their ticket counters and passenger check-in facilities at the terminal. It would be prudent to check the reporting time with your airline in advance. Agriculture inspectors are required to screen all baggage passengers flying out to the US mainland. The baggage claim area for arriving passengers is also located at the terminal. A snack bar and gift shop also operate in the terminal.

Any time is a good time to visit Lanai, which is why the airport is open to air traffic all year round. Favorable weather conditions brought by the trade winds allow visitors to enjoy the most of peaceful Lanai. From whale watching to snorkeling and dancing with the dolphins, the beautiful island has plenty to offer. Lanai Airport holds the key to your island getaway.