Maui's primary facility for commercial aircraft transporation of passengers and freight is in Central Maui. The facility is a complex of runways and buildings for the takeoff, landing, and maintenance of civil aircraft, with facilities for passengers and air freight.
On arriving in Maui you are at a perfect location to travel to all the other communities on the Island.
Maui is a very popular destination. More than 6 million passengers arrive every year.
Central Maui is not a common place for visitors to vacation, but it is a good place to acquire groceries and provisions before your short trip to the beach resorts in South or West Maui. Central Maui is the perfect location to land and travel to your accommodations.
Lihue Airport Kauai is airport code LIH. Honolulu Airport Oahu is HNL. Kona Airport is KOA.
How did Kahului get OGG? The answer is simple. OGG is named after Jim Hogg, a former Hawaiian Airlines pilot. Most airports have an airport code that is an acronym. New York's JFK International was named afer President John F. Kennedy. Maui's airport proudly honors a local airline pilot.
Kahului Airport is the primary airport for the Island of Maui. Airport code OGG.(IATA: OGG, ICAO: PHOG, FAA LID: OGG)
Airport Type: Public
Operator: Hawaii Department of Transportation
Serves: Island of Maui
Hub for Hawaiian Islands and Island Air.
Elevation: AMSL54 ft / 16 m
Passengers 2015: 6,678,772
An international airport is an airport that offers customs and immigration facilities for passengers travelling between countries. Kahului Airport is not an International Airport. Passenger to OGG arrive from the mainland United States or Hawaii Inter-Island flights.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division celebrated the opening of the new Kahului Airport Access Road July 2016. The new Airport Access Road connects Hana Highway to Lanui Loop. The improvements will help relieve traffic congestion on Dairy Road, which is the only roadway that leads to the airport from south Maui via Puunene Avenue and west Maui via Kuihelani Highway. All of this traffic travels on Dairy Road and mixes with the airport bound traffic. The new Access Road will help separate the airport users from the local community.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division celebrated the start of construction on the new Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility, April 15, 2016. This is an impressive facility. The building will house more than a dozen rental car companies and provide parking space for nearly 3,800 rental cars and 700 employees. Completion is expected in 2019. The HDOT is investing $340 million in the three-level rental car facility.
For more information go to the Maui News: http://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2017/01/work-progressing-on-rental-car-facility.