|Kahului Airport (OGG)|
||Kahului Airport (OGG), located in the state of Hawaii, is a regional airport. It is located on the island of Maui in Maui county. Most OGG flights come in from Honolulu.|
Kahului, Your Airport in the Sun
Kahului Airport ranks as the second busiest airport in Hawaii, and is the newest when it comes to terminal facilities. The airport has two runways that intersect as well air carrier services for domestic, international and interisland commercial air services. The airport also caters for air taxi/commuter, and other aviation operations such as helicopter operations in different locations. A roadway network connects the passenger terminal, cargo, air taxi/commuter, scenic operations, aviation facilities, and other airport maintenance facilities to the Hana and Haleakala Highways.
Personnel at Kahului Airport also handle management and operations of Kapalua-West and Hana Airports on Maui Island; Lanai Airport on Lanai Island; and Kalaupapa and Molokai Airports situated on the island of Molokai. There are several dining and shopping options available for travelers at Kahului Airport. These are however limited and operational hours, which change seasonally, are based on flight schedules.
The following shuttle services have been evaluated for safety, dependency, and customer service. Super Shuttle, Go Airport Shuttle, and Carmel Car and Limousine are top providers. The Maui Shuttle Service located at the baggage claim area is another recommended transport service. The service runs between Kahului Airport and lodging properties in Maui throughout Makena, Kahului, Ka’anapali, Honokawai, Wailea, kihei, Kahana and Napili. No advance booking is required. Taxis and luxury sedans are available from the terminal’s Ground Transportation center. Advance reservation is not required.
As a matter of fact the route from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to Kahului Airport (OGG) ranks as the 13th busiest air route in the country and sees over 1.6 million passengers per year. The airport code OGG comes from BErtram J. Hogg, a pioneer in aviation who flew for what is now Hawiian Airlines in the 1950s and 1960s. There are a total of 18 passenger jet ways at OGG.
Kahului is the shopping area for people who live in Maui. There is a good selection of major retailers and malls. Some of the places residents go to shop are the Queen Kaahumanu Center where you can find department stores, the Maui Market Place and Maui Mall, the Lahania Cannery Mall, the Happy Valley area of Wailuku and the Shops at Wailea in Wailea.
Although Kaului is not thought of as a major tourist destination it has many attractions. Kaului is home to Kanaha Beach County Park, the Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, and the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum.