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KOA Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: KOA / PHKO
Airport Names:
  1. Kona International Airport at Keāhole
  2. Kona International Airport
Location: Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, United States
GPS Coordinates: 19°44'20"N by 156°2'44"W
Area Served: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Operator/Owner: Hawaii Department of Transportation
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 47 feet (14 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA):

  • The closest airport to Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA) is Pōhakuloa Training Area (BSF), which is located 22 miles (36 kilometers) ENE of KOA.
  • Kona International Airport at Keāhole handled 2,649,493 passengers last year.
  • When the airport opened in 1970, it helped accelerate a shift of tourism from East Hawaii to West Hawaii.
  • In addition to being known as "Kona International Airport at Keāhole", another name for KOA is "Kona International Airport".
  • Japan Airlines' Kona-Tokyo flight that started in 1996 ended in 2010, so Hawaii Island's only scheduled international flight is to Vancouver.Hawaiian Airlines filed an application with the US Department of Transportation for nonstop flights from Kona to Tokyo's Haneda Airport restoring the link between the two cities after Japan Airlines ended flights to Narita Airport in 2010.
  • Because of Kona International Airport at Keāhole's relatively low elevation of 47 feet, planes can take off or land at Kona International Airport at Keāhole at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Construction crews from Bechtel Corporation had used three million pounds of dynamite to flatten the lava flow within 13 months.
  • Kona International is the only remaining major airport in the Hawaiian Islands where a mobile ramp is used to plane and deplane passengers.
  • The furthest airport from Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA) is Maun Airport (MUB), which is nearly antipodal to Kona International Airport at Keāhole (meaning Kona International Airport at Keāhole is almost on the exact opposite side of the Earth from Maun Airport), and is located 12,399 miles (19,954 kilometers) away in Maun, Botswana.
  • Kona International Airport at Keāhole (KOA) currently has only 1 runway.

Map of Nearest Airports from Kona International Airport at Keāhole:

List of Nearest Airports from Kona International Airport at Keāhole:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
122.48 miles (36.17 km) ENEPōhakuloa Training Area (BSF)Camp Pohakuloa, Hawaii, United StatesView Pōhakuloa Training Area on a map View satellite image of Pōhakuloa Training Area Set BSF as destination Airport Get more information about Pōhakuloa Training Area
230.51 miles (49.10 km) NEWaimea-Kohala Airport (MUE)Kamuela, Hawaii, United StatesView Waimea-Kohala Airport on a map View satellite image of Waimea-Kohala Airport Set MUE as destination Airport Get more information about Waimea-Kohala Airport
338.31 miles (61.66 km) NNEUpolu Airport (UPP)Hawi, Hawaii, United StatesView Upolu Airport on a map View satellite image of Upolu Airport Set UPP as destination Airport Get more information about Upolu Airport
464.87 miles (104.40 km) EHilo International Airport (ITO)Hilo, Hawaii, United StatesView Hilo International Airport on a map View satellite image of Hilo International Airport Set ITO as destination Airport Get more information about Hilo International Airport
573.04 miles (117.54 km) NHana Airport (HNM)Hana, Hawaii, United StatesView Hana Airport on a map View satellite image of Hana Airport Set HNM as destination Airport Get more information about Hana Airport
683.92 miles (135.06 km) NNWKahului Airport (OGG)Kahului, Hawaii, United StatesView Kahului Airport on a map View satellite image of Kahului Airport Set OGG as destination Airport Get more information about Kahului Airport
793.15 miles (149.91 km) NWLanai Airport (LNY)Lanai City, Hawaii, United StatesView Lanai Airport on a map View satellite image of Lanai Airport Set LNY as destination Airport Get more information about Lanai Airport
893.84 miles (151.02 km) NNWKapalua Airport (JHM)Lahaina, Hawaii, United StatesView Kapalua Airport on a map View satellite image of Kapalua Airport Set JHM as destination Airport Get more information about Kapalua Airport
9118.13 miles (190.12 km) NNWKalaupapa Airport (LUP)Kalaupapa, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaupapa Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalaupapa Airport Set LUP as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaupapa Airport
10119.04 miles (191.58 km) NWMolokai Airport (MKK)Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United StatesView Molokai Airport on a map View satellite image of Molokai Airport Set MKK as destination Airport Get more information about Molokai Airport
11163.28 miles (262.78 km) NWHickam Field (HIK)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Hickam Field on a map View satellite image of Hickam Field Set HIK as destination Airport Get more information about Hickam Field
12163.28 miles (262.78 km) NWHonolulu International Airport (HNL)Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesView Honolulu International Airport on a map View satellite image of Honolulu International Airport Set HNL as destination Airport Get more information about Honolulu International Airport
13170.02 miles (273.61 km) NWKalaeloa Airport (NAX)Kapolei, Hawaii, United StatesView Kalaeloa Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalaeloa Airport Set NAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalaeloa Airport
14176.58 miles (284.17 km) NWWheeler AAF (HHI)Wahiawa, Hawaii, United StatesView Wheeler AAF on a map View satellite image of Wheeler AAF Set HHI as destination Airport Get more information about Wheeler AAF
15188.47 miles (303.31 km) NWDillingham Airfield (HDH)Mokuleia, Hawaii, United StatesView Dillingham Airfield on a map View satellite image of Dillingham Airfield Set HDH as destination Airport Get more information about Dillingham Airfield

Map of Furthest Airports from Kona International Airport at Keāhole:

List of Furthest Airports from Kona International Airport at Keāhole:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112,399.15 miles (19,954.45 km) ESEMaun Airport (MUB)Maun, BotswanaView Maun Airport on a map View satellite image of Maun Airport Set MUB as destination Airport Get more information about Maun Airport
212,290.65 miles (19,779.84 km) SKatima Mulilo Airport (MPA)Katima Mulilo, NamibiaView Katima Mulilo Airport on a map View satellite image of Katima Mulilo Airport Set MPA as destination Airport Get more information about Katima Mulilo Airport
312,283.01 miles (19,767.54 km) SSWKasane Airport (BBK)Kasane, BotswanaView Kasane Airport on a map View satellite image of Kasane Airport Set BBK as destination Airport Get more information about Kasane Airport
412,269.29 miles (19,745.46 km) SWVictoria Falls Airport (VFA)Victoria Falls, ZimbabweView Victoria Falls Airport on a map View satellite image of Victoria Falls Airport Set VFA as destination Airport Get more information about Victoria Falls Airport
512,256.57 miles (19,724.99 km) SWLivingstone Airport (LVI)Livingstone, ZambiaView Livingstone Airport on a map View satellite image of Livingstone Airport Set LVI as destination Airport Get more information about Livingstone Airport
612,236.13 miles (19,692.10 km) SEGhanzi Airport (GNZ)Ghanzi, BotswanaView Ghanzi Airport on a map View satellite image of Ghanzi Airport Set GNZ as destination Airport Get more information about Ghanzi Airport
712,222.52 miles (19,670.19 km) WSWHwange National Park Airport (HWN)Hwange National Park, ZimbabweView Hwange National Park Airport on a map View satellite image of Hwange National Park Airport Set HWN as destination Airport Get more information about Hwange National Park Airport
812,195.57 miles (19,626.82 km) ESEDirico Airport (DRC)Dirico, AngolaView Dirico Airport on a map View satellite image of Dirico Airport Set DRC as destination Airport Get more information about Dirico Airport
912,188.69 miles (19,615.75 km) WSWFrancistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base (FRW)Francistown, BotswanaView Francistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base on a map View satellite image of Francistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base Set FRW as destination Airport Get more information about Francistown International Airport/Francistown Air Base
1012,145.44 miles (19,546.14 km) SSWNgoma Airport (ZGM)Ngoma, ZambiaView Ngoma Airport on a map View satellite image of Ngoma Airport Set ZGM as destination Airport Get more information about Ngoma Airport
1112,133.75 miles (19,527.32 km) ESERundu Airport (NDU)Rundu, Okavango Region, NamibiaView Rundu Airport on a map View satellite image of Rundu Airport Set NDU as destination Airport Get more information about Rundu Airport
1212,133.18 miles (19,526.42 km) WJoshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport (BUQ)Bulawayo, ZimbabweView Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport on a map View satellite image of Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport Set BUQ as destination Airport Get more information about Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport
1312,122.59 miles (19,509.37 km) SMongu Airport (MNR)Mongu, Western Province, ZambiaView Mongu Airport on a map View satellite image of Mongu Airport Set MNR as destination Airport Get more information about Mongu Airport
1412,111.09 miles (19,490.87 km) SSEHukuntsi Airport (HUK)Hukuntsi, BotswanaView Hukuntsi Airport on a map View satellite image of Hukuntsi Airport Set HUK as destination Airport Get more information about Hukuntsi Airport
1512,097.68 miles (19,469.29 km) SJwaneng Airport (JWA)Jwaneng, BotswanaView Jwaneng Airport on a map View satellite image of Jwaneng Airport Set JWA as destination Airport Get more information about Jwaneng Airport