Known as General Lyman Field prior to 1989, Hilo International Airport occupies 1,391 acres about two miles east of Hilo, on the eastern shore of the island of Hawaii. The airport's primary runway (8-26) is 9,800 feet long and is used principally for air carrier operations. Crosswind Runway 3-21 is 5,600 feet long and is used mainly for general aviation operations.
The passenger terminal complex, including commuter facilities, is at the southern edge of the airport and is served by an access roadway from Kekuanaoa Avenue, between the passenger terminal complex and the crosswind runway to the west.
General aviation facilities are located along the eastern edge of the crosswind runway, also served by the terminal access roadway. A parking apron for transient military aircraft is provided at the western edge of the runway.