Kauai's airport will be even better soon

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There are plans for a major renovation of Lihue Airport on the island of Kauai. Dennis Neves, Kauai Airports district manager, was quoted today in the Pacific Business News saying about $9.2 million has been set aside in the state’s budget for this renovation.

The plan is to accomplish the renovations in stages over the next 5 years which should allow the airport to continue to function without disruption to its services.

Some of the upgrades being considered include expanding the airport’s front entrance and the area for passengers to check-in, the seating areas and the security checkpoint.

Neves said Wi-Fi service throughout the airport is also in the plan. That is something many locals have been pushing for years and will be a welcome improvement.

Despite the increased traffic Kauai’s Lihue airport has continued to provide reliable and reasonably efficient service for travelers. If you have traveled to Kauai recently you probably had no significant delays, unless a connecting mainland flight had a problem.

The planned renovations should make this small, friendly airport even better. The project is expected to begin in 2017.


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Comments (8)

Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Princeville, HI Real Estate Agent with Resort and Second-Home Specialist REALTOR Broker? Kathleen Luiten (808) 346-3081.

Feb 12, 2016 12:38 AM
Kathleen Luiten

Thanks, Will Nesbitt

Feb 12, 2016 04:32 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Kathleen, That will be a welcome improvement for the locals and the travelers like me that may want to fly into Kauai one day.

Feb 12, 2016 10:31 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is good information for those flying to Kauai. I was there ten years ago and hope to go again .

Feb 12, 2016 09:49 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Kathleen.  This is great news for those hoping to improve the access to Kauai for visitors and tourists.

Feb 16, 2016 08:12 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathleen now that is awesome hope they will do a big Party like they did here in Los Angeles. After the renovations, the Mayor and all the people that were involved had a huge party:)Endre

Feb 19, 2016 12:28 PM
Kathleen Luiten

That's a great idea. Kauai loves to party, Endre! 

Feb 20, 2016 01:23 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


That sounds like a great plan. I'll be in Kauai at least once before they begin construction, just not sure when


Feb 20, 2016 01:33 AM
Kathleen Luiten

Glad to hear you will be visiting Kauai soon, Jeff Dowler CRS. It is paradise here all year 'round and we'll welcome you with Aloha whenever you come!  

Feb 20, 2016 01:46 AM
Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Kathleen, this should be great for visitors and I always preferred direct flights into the neighbor islands to avoid the hustle and bustle of Honolulu!

Feb 22, 2016 10:07 PM
Kathleen Luiten

Thanks for visiting, Sharon & Bruce Walter! Most visitors would prefer to avoid Honolulu unless Oahu is their final destination. Looks like Vigin Airlines may be opening more routes including direct to Kauai from the West Coast soon.  

Feb 23, 2016 04:07 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Kathleen, Nice job updating folks on the happenings in Kauai, including the airport updates.

May 20, 2016 11:34 PM