Can you get a direct flight from Kona to Maui without flying back to Honolulu? Looking at the Hawaiian Airlines website, they seem to have only the 2 flights in the morning from Kona to Kahului but the Kona to Kapalua flight goes back to Honolulu first. We will be staying at Kaanapali Beach Hotel. Which airport is closer to this hotel? I was hoping to get a direct flight, otherwise we have to waste a few hours waiting between flights at Honolulu. If we can get a direct flight to the Kahului airport, is it far to Kaanapali Beach Hotel?