Airways Say: air-wayz The airways in your lungs are like tubes or straws. The air flows in and out of them so you can breathe. They're also called bronchial (say: brong-kee-ul) tubes or bronchi (say: brong-kye). Back to Articles Related Articles Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor. © 1995-2021 KidsHealth®. All rights reserved. Images provided by The Nemours Foundation, iStock, Getty Images, Veer, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com.