Princeville Airport

Princeville Airport (IATA: HPV, FAA LID: HI01) is a private airport located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) east[1] of the central business district (CBD) of Hanalei, a village on the island of Kaua‘i in Hawaii, United States. The airport covers 29 acres (12 ha) and has one runway.

Princeville Airport

Kahua Mokulele o Princeville
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Princeville airport entrance
Airport typePrivate
OperatorPrinceville Corp.
LocationHanalei, Hawaii
Elevation AMSL344 ft / 105 m
Coordinates22°12′33″N 159°26′44″W / 22.20917°N 159.44556°W / 22.20917; -159.44556 (Princeville Airport)Coordinates: 22°12′33″N 159°26′44″W / 22.20917°N 159.44556°W / 22.20917; -159.44556 (Princeville Airport)
HI01 is located in Hawaii
Direction Length Surface
ft m
5/23 3,560 1,085 Asphalt
Statistics (ending December 31, 2002)
Based aircraft2


Princeville Airport opened for operations in 1977.[2] Shortly thereafter Princeville Airways began scheduled services on September 9, 1980, between Honolulu and Princeville, Kauai using two de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter STOL capable turboprop aircraft. It served this initial regular commuter route between Princeville and Honolulu primarily for Princeville Resort guests.[3]

The State of Hawaii in 1994 entered into an agreement with the owners of the airport to take over operations and management. In 1996 the Session Laws of Hawaii created Act 287 to appropriate $100,000 for a design to widen Runway 5-23. The State dropped the airport lease in 1999.[2]

On May 1, 2019, Makani Kai Air began twice daily service between Honolulu International Airport and Princeville Airport on Kauai.[4] The airport had been without commercial airline service for more than 20 years after the departure of Island Air in 1997.[5] Since the merger with Mokulele Airlines, commercial flights from Princeville are no longer offered.[6]

Previous airline serviceEdit


  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Form 5010 for HI01 PDF
  2. ^ a b "Princeville Airport". Hawaiian Aviation. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "History | Island Air Hawaii". 2012-05-01. Archived from the original on 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  4. ^ Schaefers, Allison (April 17, 2019). "Makani Kai offering Princeville-Honolulu flights". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  5. ^ Jones, Jay (May 1, 2019). "Flights to Kauai's North Shore restart, after more than two decades". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  6. ^ "Makani Kai Air". Retrieved 2020-08-09.

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