Mana Airport was established in 1928 by the Territorial Legislature at a site in Mana, known as Barking Sands. In 1940, the land was set aside for the Mana Airport Military Reservation. During World War II and until 1950, Barking Sands was the primary commercial passenger airport on the island of Kauai until Lihue Airport opened.
Barking Sands was the primary commercial airport on the island of Kauai during and after World War II until 1949 when Lihue Airport opened.
Mana Airport was established by the Territorial Legislature in 1928 and land was set aside by Governor’s Executive Orders. The area was later acquired by the Army for Mana Airport Military Reservation.
After World War II Port Allen Airport was used by interisland air carriers. When Lihue Airport opened, Port Allen was closed to passenger traffic. It is now used primarily by helicopter companies for scenic tours.
The State leased and operated Princeville Airport for a period of time.
The Department of Transportation, Airports Division, appoints a District Manager to operate the state airports in each county. In Kauai County, the airports include Lihue Airport and Port Allen Airport.
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