Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Kahului Airport (OGG)

Kahului Airport is the second busiest airport in the State of Hawaii and the busiest on the island of Maui. It is the only airport to serve flights from the U. S. mainland in addition to a number of interisland flights by local airlines. The airport consists of two intersecting runways and offers facilities for domestic overseas and interisland commercial services. It also provides facilities for air taxi and helicopter operations. Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines are among the major airlines that operates flights to and from Kahului Airport.

Celebrate the Aloha spirit

Kahului Airport is a three mile drive east from downtown Kahului. It is located between the West Maui and Haleakala mountain range. Travelers from all across the globe first set foot at this airport that offers a host of services in true Aloha spirit. You can arrange for a lei greeting on your arrival at the airport. The airport is well equipped with duty free shops, restaurants, parking facilities, ground transportation, and more. It is one of the most disabled-friendly airports as well.

Getting to the airport

The Hana and Honopiilani highways are the main access points to the airport. If you are driving from Lahaina take HI-30 (Honopiilani Highway and drive south sixteen miles and then onto Kuihelani Highway and Hana Highway. Drivers from Kihei must travel northwest on Piilani Highway, take a right onto Mokulele Highway and then onto the Hana Highway. There are plenty of airport signage along the way.

Parking facilities

Kahului Airport offers plenty of public parking facilities close to the terminals. The Cellular Telephone Waiting Lot offers free parking up to one hour for drivers awaiting the arrival of passengers. Parking fees at the other parking zones are around $10 to $13 per day. To streamline the process and ensure the smooth flow of traffic there are automatic ticket dispensers at the entrance to each zone. The fee can be paid by cash or credit card on exit.

Transport options

For arriving passengers, there are number of transportation options from Kahului Airport. While most resorts offer complimentary shuttles there are also taxi services available right at the parking lot. Charges vary according to distance while a trip from the airport to Kaanapali may cost around $80. There are numerous car rental companies located at the airport. If you are a first time visitor make sure to as the car rental company for a map of Maui. Limo services complete with a Hawaiian lei greeting are also available for visitors who want to splurge on something extra special. The public transit service operates to and from major locations around the island which includes the Maui Bus that runs every 90 minutes.

Getting around the airport

Kahului Airport features a Main Terminal also referred to as the Overseas Terminal. The other complex is the Commuter Terminal. Passengers arriving from the US mainland are directed to the second levels of the overseas terminal which leads to the baggage claim area. The baggage claim area for interisland flights is on the ground level of the Commuter terminal. There are several information booths located at the both terminals to assist passengers. Most shops and restaurants are located within the terminals and on the 2nd level of the Central Building. There are ATMs, gift shops, medical assistance, and several other facilities also available at the terminals. For passengers with special needs Kahului airport offers wheel chair and other assistance from trained personnel.