Kahului Airport in Maui, HI

Kahului Airport is located on the northern edge of the land bridge between Haleakala and the West Maui Mountain Range on the island of Maui. The airport occupies 1,391 acres of land and is located three miles east of the town of Kahului.

Kahului is the second busiest airport in the State of Hawaii and the newest in terms of terminal facilities.

As a result of the passage of Hawai’i State Legislature bills in 1998 and 2001, Kahului was planned to undergo expansion for new, larger facilities, lengthening of runways, increasing of fuel storage capacities, and construction of new access roads. The controversial project has met opposition from residents who do not agree with the elevation of Kahului Airport to a permanent international airport. Project opponents cited concerns about increased introduction of invasive species and other issues, as evidenced by the common Maui bumper sticker “Big city airport, big city problems.”

Keeping Maui a “small town” is definitely not an easy task, considering how desirable and popular it has become… Check out these articles for more info!

Sources:
Kahului Airport Wikipidea

Hawaii Airports

 

Old Lahaina Town at Sunset in Maui

Often called the “Jewel in the crown of Maui,” Lahaina is a destination that is experienced by two million people, or 83% of all Maui visitors, annually. Lahaina town is the second most visited spot on Maui after beaches. We warmly welcome you to visit our historic town, which is nestled between the calm waters of the Au’au Channel facing Lana’i island and the fertile peaks and valleys of Mauna Kahalawai (West Maui mountain range). Lahaina has provided a home for many cultures over the centuries, always welcoming visitors to its inviting shores. For more information and events calendar – visit the site below.

Lahaina Town Calendar

Aloha written in the sand with a hibiscus flower and the surf approaching in Maui, Hawaii.

Aloha written in the sand with a hibiscus flower and the surf approaching in Maui, Hawaii.

Welcome to Maui,

Known as the “Valley Isle,” Maui is dotted with quaint towns, artist communities and local favorites that have been around for generations. Head to Wailuku for pastries from a “mom and pop” bakery, or head to Lahaina for a taste of Maui’s famed farm to table cuisine. From shimmering beaches and sacred Iao Valley to migrating humpback whales and sunset on Haleakala, it’s not surprising Maui was voted the “Best Island” by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler for more than twenty years.

By: GoHawaii.com

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