PHLI - Lihue Airport MSFS
PHLI - Lihue Airport MSFS
PHLI - Lihue Airport MSFS
PHLI - Lihue Airport MSFS

PHLI - Lihue Airport

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Northern Sky Studio

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Contrail App
Desktop Client
Contrail App
Designed For
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Northern Sky Studio
Developed By
Northern Sky Studio

The Island of Kauai, appropriately named as 'The Garden Island', is draped in lush green valleys, spiked with rugged cliffs, and adorned with waterfalls - the true definition of paradise. And if you are fortunate enough to be headed that way, chances are you'll pass through the island's primary airport, Lihue Airport.

Airport is located about 1.5 miles east of the town of Lihue, along Kauai's southeast coast. Visitors consistently give the facility high marks for its ease of navigation, cleanliness, friendly staff, laid-back yet professional atmosphere, and partially open-air design.

LIH's origins date back to 1948 when land was purchased and a runway was constructed. By 1949, limited services were provided, and the terminal was still under construction. Soon thereafter, construction was completed and the terminal was dedicated in January 1950. As soon as it opened, the airport saw a huge spike in passenger traffic that exceeded prior estimates. Just one year later, plans were set in motion to enlarge the facility.
By 1955 the airport covered 160 acres and included a restaurant, parking lot, ground transportation, improved runway, hangars, and lighting. Several additions and improvements were made over the next several years.
By 1974, as the number of passengers continued to increase, it became evident that the facility was not equipped to meet the demands. In addition, airlines were starting to use larger aircraft, rendering the single runway inadequate.
A new runway was dedicated in 1984; its completion also marked the beginning of a modernization plan for the facility, which was soon undertaken.
The current terminal was dedicated in 1987. The upgrades also included a new parking lot, enlarged airport roadways, and modernized utility systems.
Today, Lihue Airport occupies 879 acres and sees air carrier, general aviation, air taxi, and military operations. Approximately 8,100 passengers per day utilize the facility, most of whom arrive via American, Delta, United, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Southwest, and WestJet.

While you wait for your flight, be sure to peruse the various display cases and artwork located throughout the terminal. Some of these change periodically, but you can often find information regarding native plant and animal species, books written by various Kauai authors, artwork, and other displays of cultural value. As an added bonus, there is traditional Hawaiian entertainment provided at intervals throughout the day for your listening pleasure. It's the perfect way to either set the mood for your stay on Kauai or say goodbye to the beautiful Garden Island.

  • The most detailed replica of airport buildings and vehicles
  • Custom surroundings
  • All materials created for full PBR
  • Shading and occlusion (texture baking) effects on all airport buildings
  • High-resolution building textures
  • Use of native, highly efficient gITF models
  • Custom orthophoto for the airport and surrounding areas

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                        Supported Simulators
                        for Microsoft Flight Simulator

                        Supported Operating System

                        Installation Method
                        Contrail App

                        Download Size
                        3.24 GB

                        Installation Size
                        6.35 GB


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                        Review by G76
                        Full Star
                        of v1.0.0
                        Outstanding! I have been waiting for a developer to do this airport justice and Northern Sky hit it out of the park! I took a Blue Hawaiian helicopter tour from here a few years ago. Northern Sky included the helipads and tour location buildings. The main airport is very detailed with an excellent rendition of the interior. They also did some work on the port where the cruise ships dock plus nearby hotels. My first scenery from them but it will not be my last!
                        Review by HugoJ
                        Full Star
                        of v1.0.0
                        As always, a phenomenal job has been made by the team at NorrthernSkyStudios. If you're looking for true to life airports, which are made to the highest standard, then go for it !
                        FPS-friendly, super high quality textures and beautiful interiors, you'll love Hawai'i ! :)