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which airport?

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which airport?


as Maui has 2 airports - that I know of ( Kahului and Kapalua), which one should I fly into from Honolulu if I am staying on Kaanapali Beach.

Thank you.

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1. Re: which airport?

Kapalua is the (MUCH) closer one.

There is also a small field airport on the east side of Maui in Hana.

Lahaina, Hawaii
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Kapalua is about 5 minutes from Kaanapali, there is no waiting around because it is a small airport that accepts only turbo prop airplanes. It is a nice trip over from Honolulu though and more convenient.

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3. Re: which airport?

The two major interisland airlines (Aloha Air and Hawaiian Air) don't fly into Kapalua (only Kahului). Fly Aloha or Hawaiian into Kahului.

Albuquerque, New...
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4. Re: which airport?

Island Air can get you from HNL to Kapalua (JHM), but:

1)Last time I checked, Rental Cars were a fair amount higher at Kapalaua (but several Kaanapali hotels still have, I think, shuttles to/from JHM),

2) If you're flying home from Maui, you'll either have a drop charge on the car, or Hefty Taxi/Van fare to get to OGG (no complimentary hotel shuttles to my knowledge).

On the plus side, Island is a little cheaper @ $60 (all offer less than $40 if you're willing to take earliest flight).


Albuquerque, New...
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Oops; almost forgot. Island Air is much more restrictive, than the bigger guys, on baggage weight allowance

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6. Re: which airport?

Thanks guys.

I am trying to book my 10 days Maui holiday (air + condo) on-line.

Fly Hawaiian from Sydney to Honolulu.

Then fly with Island air to Kapalua. And as you're saying the airport in Kapalua is only 5 mins away from Kaanapali beach, get a taxi from the airport.

Does this sound OK to you, or will I need to hire a car to and from the airport? I was hoping to hire a car only for few days to see the island.