Whether travelers are planning to visit multiple islands or spend all of their
time on Hawaii's second-largest island, they need to decide how to get there.
Maui cruises are one
good option, as is air travel. There are multiple airports that welcome flights
from other Hawaiian islands, in addition to major cities outside of Hawaii.
The main Maui airport is in Kahului
and offers the most flights and amenities, but the island is also served by
two smaller airports. The Kapalua Airport is located on the western side of
the island near Kaanapali,
while the Hana Airport, the smallest airport in Maui, is on the eastern side
and is mainly served by charter flights. There's also air service to a pair
of nearby islands in Maui County—Molokai, and Lanai.
Several of the airlines
to Maui fly into the biggest airport. The Kahului Maui Airport welcomes
flights from cities in the western half of America, including Los
Angeles, Denver, Seattle,
Phoenix, and Salt
Lake City. Flights also arrive from Chicago and from other cities in Hawaii.
The route between Honolulu and this Maui airport is one of the most-traveled
in America, and frequent flights bring travelers from the capital city on Oahu
to vacation spots on Maui. Kahului is, in effect, the Maui International Airport,
with service from Japan and Canada,
most frequently Tokyo, Vancouver,
Once passengers have stepped off the plane, they will find an array of services
at the Kahului Maui Airport, including restaurants, shopping, and internet access.
Travelers can pick up car
rentals or take public transportation; buses, taxis, and Maui
airport shuttles will take passengers to their hotels or to whatever Maui
attractions they would like to see first. Parking at this airport is available
on a short-term or monthly basis.
In addition to the Kahului Maui Airport, vacationers can arrive at the Kapalua Airport. This smaller facility is close to many major hotels and resorts, and most of its flights originate from other Hawaiian islands, frequently traveling to and from Honolulu.
The third Maui airport is located on the eastern shore, just outside the town
of Hana. It welcomes charter
flights as well as service from other Hawaiian destinations such as Honolulu.
Regardless of which airport in Maui vacationers choose, they will have easy access to the island's hotels, attractions, and natural beauty. In addition to using an airport in Maui, travelers also can make plans to fly into Honolulu and then hop aboard one of the Maui cruises, which include everything from luxury liners to lightning-fast ferry service.
Maui Airport Hotels
Flights to the nearby island of Molokai will provide access to an unspoiled
haven for outdoor recreation and vacation fun. In addition to air service, Molokai
is accessible by an inter-island ferry, only a twenty-minute trip from Maui.
The island of Lanai also can be reached by air or ferry. Its small airport accepts
charters and flights from the Maui airports and other islands.
As with all the airports in Hawaii, all baggage is examined by agricultural inspectors. Only select fruits and plants can be brought into Hawaii or brought home from the islands. Before flights arrive in Maui or any other Hawaiian destination, passengers will be given forms to declare any agricultural items they're bringing with them to Hawaii.