Lanai Airport

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Lanai Airport
Lānaʻi Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Hawaii Department of Transportation
Serves Lanai City, Hawaii
Elevation AMSL 1,308 ft / 399 m
Coordinates 20°47′08″N 156°57′05″W / 20.78556°N 156.95139°W / 20.78556; -156.95139Coordinates: 20°47′08″N 156°57′05″W / 20.78556°N 156.95139°W / 20.78556; -156.95139
LNY is located in Hawaii
Location of airport in Hawaii
Direction Length Surface
ft m
3/21 5,001 1,524 Asphalt
Statistics (2007)
Aircraft operations 6,760

Lanai Airport[2] (IATA: LNYICAO: PHNYFAA LID: LNY), also written as Lānaʻi Airport, is a state owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the central business district of Lanai City (Lānaʻi City), in Maui County, Hawaii.[1] The airport began regular operations in 1930.[3] It is the only airport serving the island of Lanai (Lānaʻi).

As per Federal Aviation Administration records, the airport had 52,075 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 42,594 enplanements in 2009, and 43,922 in 2010.[5] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport covers an area of 505 acres (204 ha) at an elevation of 1,308 feet (399 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 3/21 with an asphalt surface measuring 5,001 by 150 feet (1,524 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending March 16, 2007, the airport had 6,760 aircraft operations, an average of 18 per day: 65% scheduled commercial, 22% air taxi, 12% general aviation, and 2% military.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
ʻOhana by Hawaiian
operated by Empire Airlines
Honolulu, Molokai

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On February 26, 2014, a charted twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo aircraft operated by Maui Air crashed after takeoff from Lanai Airport one mile away. The plane was carrying a pilot and five employees of Maui County. The male pilot and two passengers, both female, were killed, while the other three passengers were injured.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for LNY (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Lanai Airport". State of Hawaii. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lanai Airport". Hawaii Aviation. Retrieved January 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Small plane crashes on Lanai Island leaving three dead". Hawaii Telegraph. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 

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