Lanai Air Review – Honolulu to Lanai Airfare with Four Seasons

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When you book a stay at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai or the Sensei Lanai, you get free transfers from Honolulu Airport (HNL) to the Lanai Airport (LNY). This makes the experience luxurious, extremely convenient, and absolutely seamless.

Flying a charter airline to another Hawaiian island is amazing. You simply show your ID in the private lobby, walk out to your aircraft, and you're airborne in about 5-10 minutes, depending on how busy HNL is. No TSA lines, no bag check, no queuing. It's awesome!

If you have a connecting flight in Honolulu, you'll be transferred, with your bags, from the main terminal to your Lanai Air plane. If you live on Oahu or are heading to Lanai after spending a day or two on Oahu, you can park at the nearby parking lot for free or be dropped off at the Lanai Air Hanger.

Parking is at 100 Kaulele Pl, Honolulu, HI 96819. You'll take a ticket which should be validated by Lanai Air.

The Lana'i Air Terminal, Hanger, or Fixed Base Operator (FBO) Terminal is at 150 Kaulele Pl, Honolulu, HI and looks like this:

Lanai Air Hanger

The lobby is on the right as you approach the gate and there's a doorbell for entrance. The lobby is minimalist and modern design with soft lighting. Drinks are available while you wait, which shouldn't be long.

Lanai Air Lounge

Snacks available were Honolulu Cookie Company, a granola bar, Hawaiian potato chips, and Skinny Pop Popcorn. Beverages were water, coconut water, juice, sodas, coffee, tea. Wifi was free.

The Lanai Air aircraft are single engine Pilatus with two pilots and no flight attendants. Bags are loaded in the back. The two aircraft we flew on our trip were 6 and 8 seaters. The 6 seater had the front 4 seats facing each other with pull out tables in between.

The aircraft are great for couples, honeymooners, or families with kids.

The ride to and from Lanai was smooth and provided great views of Lanai, Molokai, Maui, and Oahu. We also got to do a visual approach to runway 22 at Honolulu which brought us in over the city of Honolulu.

Once we arrived in Lanai, we were transferred directly from the aircraft to the resort via a Mercedes Benz bus with comfy seats that went all the way back. Just the four members of our party were in the bus so it was quite private.

Overall our flights were about 20 minutes each way and smooth. From the time we arrived and parked at Honolulu Airport, we were airborne in less than 30 minutes, then a 20 minute flight, then a 20 minute drive to the resort. We arrived at Honolulu airport at 8:15am and were checked into our rooms at the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at 930am.

When we returned to Honolulu, we met in the lobby of the resort at 5:20pm. The transfer van picked us up and dropped us off at the aircraft 20 minutes later. We were airborne in less than 3 minutes after the door was closed. A 20 minute flight back to the Lanai Air hanger and we were back to reality.

Is Lanai Air worth it?

Yes – Lanai Air is the best way to transfer from Honolulu to any of the resorts or hotels on Lanai. The experience is absolutely seamless.

Does Lanai Air use jets?

No, all of Lanai Air's aircraft are single engine Pilatus aircraft. These are extremely safe, operated by two pilots, and are very fuel efficient.

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