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Kahului Airport

Kahului Airport (OGG) Kahului Airport (OGG)

Kahului Airport

Kahului Airport,1 Keolani PI, Kahului, HI 96732, United States
+1 (808) 872-3830
+1 (808) 872-3421 (Lost + Found)
Kahului Airport

Kahului Airport, also referred to as Maui Airport, (IATA: OGG, ICAO: PHOG) is the second busiest airport in the state of Hawaii. It is a regional airport that serves inter-island flights and flights from mainland North America.

The airport is located on the northern part of the island of Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, just east of the town of Kahului in between the West Maui mountain range and the Haleakala Crater. The airport has been a commercial airport offering full airport operations since 1952.

The Honolulu-Kahului air corridor is one of the heaviest-trafficked routes in the US and most flights coming into Kahului Airport originate from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.

The IATA code, OGG, stems from the aviation pioneer Bertram James “Jimmy” Hogg’s last name. When the Civil Aeronautics Authority established the code in 1957, in honour of Hogg who was born in Kauai, it was decided to be OGG rather than HOG. Hogg is an important part of the history of aviation on the island. Having started as a mechanic helper for Inter-Island Airways in 1930, that later became Hawaiian Airlines, he flew the first inter-island airmail flights as early as in 1934 and he also trained other pilots. Only days after Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941 Hogg flew important passengers from island to island without any instruments for their safety. Hogg retired in 1968 and at that time he was flying jets with more than 100 passengers, and even though the OGG code in his honour had been in place for more than a decade he never made a big deal out of it. Hogg later moved to California where he died in 1992 at the age of 84.

The official authority of Kahului Airport is the Governor of Hawaii, who appoints the Director of the Hawaii State Department of Transportation, with jurisdiction over the Hawaii Airports Administrator who oversees six governing bodies who in their turn have authority over the four airport districts: Hawaii District, KauaI District, Maui District and the principal Oahu District. In turn, Kahului Airport is a subordinate of Maui District.

Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at Kahului Airport

Kahului Airport Terminal

Kahului Airport has one terminal building separated into two terminals, one Commuter terminal, Gates 1 and 2, servicing smaller and shorter inter-island flights, and one main terminal/Overseas servicing the mainland and the bigger inter-island flights. The security control is the same for both terminals and is located in between them.

On each side of the security check in the main terminal is the ticketing lobby for the Overseas terminal and on the other is baggage claim for arriving passengers. The center houses a promenade with a Garden and access to level 2 for those who have cleared security.

Level 2 houses the Gates and the central building which holds cocktail lounges, restaurants, shops, newsstands and VIP Lounges.

The gates are divided into north and south areas where the south houses Gates 1-16 and the north houses Gates 17-39. Only odd number gates have jetway systems and even numbers are designated as emergency exits with stairs that lead to the ramp below.

Gates 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 21 are dedicated for inter-island flights, and Gates 1, 5, 7, 23, 27, 29, 33, 35 and 39 are dedicated for overseas flights.

Gates 3, 25, 31 and 37 are rarely used because of the spacing for more narrow-bodied aircraft that are only used for inter-island flights. While all gates fit the smaller sized aircraft, not that many are needed, and only some gates fit the wide-body aircraft used for the overseas flights.

Kahului Airport has 2 asphalt runways, Runway 2 – 6.995 ft/2,132 m and Runway 5 – 4,990 ft/1,521 m, and an asphalt helipad. In 2010 the airport operated 118,896 aircraft and had 5,346,694 passengers pass through, as well as 40,015 US tons of cargo.

Airlines that fly through Kahului Airport are Hawaiian Airlines, Air Canada, Delta Airlines, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, Virgin America, West Jet, and the domestic, inter-island, airlines Mokulele Express and Makani Kai. Check-in for the domestic airlines is located in the Commuter Terminal while the check-in for the other airlines are located in the Main Terminal. Kahului Airport serves as a hub for Hawaiian Airlines.

The nearest domestic airports are located on Maui, with Hana Airport located on the east coast, and Kapalua Airport located on the North West side of the island. The closest international airport is the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, a 40-50 minute flight away.

Food and Shopping at Kahului Airport

There are a number of different options for something to eat at Kahului Airport, on airside. These include a small Burger King, a California Pizza Kitchen, Stinger Ray’s Bar & Grill, Kanaha Beer Kiosk, Frankly Gourmet and Starbucks.

Landside there is a DFS Hawaii shop, and airside you find a Maui Diver Jewelry Shop, the Kahului Trading Company and a newsstand.

Internet Access

There is no WiFi at Kahului Airport, but there are several locations with internet accessed computers spread out close to some of the gates, airside.

Disability Friendliness at Kahului Airport

Kahului Airport is a disability friendly airport with easy access to all areas. If anyone is in need of assistance while at the airport the airlines provide a Skycap (porter) service, with specially trained staff, upon request. Please make sure to advise your airline in advance to ensure you get the assistance needed.

Parking at Kahului Airport

Kahului Airport has a number of parking spaces available without any pre-booking, for a fee.

ATMs at Kahului Airport

There are ATMs located throughout the terminal both landside and airside.

Smoking at Kahului Airport

Smoking is strictly forbidden by law in all places except for the parking lots. Violations will be subject to fines.

Car Rental at Kahului Airport

All car rental desks at Kahului Airport are located in a separate facility building on the airport’s premises reachable by a tram or a walkway across the street after exiting the terminal’s baggage claim area. Rental car companies available are (among others) Sixt, Avis, Payless, National, Europcar, Enterprise, Advantage and Dollar.


There are two local bus routes that stop at the airport. Find the bus stop in zone #3 outside of the terminal by following the signs.

Shuttles at Kahului Airport

The airport shuttle service is located in the baggage claim area, to the left. No reservations are needed in advance.

Taxis at Kahului Airport

The airport connected taxi service is located to the left, between Starbucks and the Visitor Information desk, in the baggage claim area. No pre-booking is needed.

There are several transportation companies offering their services to take you to or from the airport. These usually need to be pre-arranged.

Train at Kahului Airport

There are no trains on Maui.

Pick-up at Kahului Airport

As long as the car is not left unattended, free parking for up to one hour when picking someone up from the airport is available in the Cellular Phone Waiting Lot right outside the baggage claim area.

Hotels near Kahului Airport

There are a number of hotels to suit all budgets and requirements at or near Kahului Airport.

Parking at Kahului Airport

See options for parking services at Kahului Airport.

Additional Services and Amenities at Kahului Airport

At Kahului Airport you will find the usual array of bars and restaurants, airport lounges and shops.

Things to do in Kahului

There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in Kahului, Hawaii in the United States of America.

Airport Contacts

Address: Kahului Airport,1 Keolani PI, Kahului, HI 96732, United States
General phone: +1 (808) 872-3830
General email: airvisitorinfo@hawaii.gov
Lost and Found phone: +1 (808) 872-3421
Official website: http://airports.hawaii.gov/ogg/

Local information

Drive on: Right
Electricity: 120V/60Hz
Plug: A, B
Currency: USD ($)

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