Airports in Maui
There are three airports on the island of Maui.
OGG Kahului Airport is by far the largest Maui airport. It is the only airport you can use to fly between Maui and the mainland (the other 49 states of the U.S.) or to or from any other country. So this is the airport that you must fly into if you fly directly to Maui from anyplace outside of the Hawaiian islands. The airport code letters for this main airport in Kahului, Maui, are OGG. (Those initials honor a pilot named Bertram J. Hogg, who pioneered commercial passenger flights between the Hawaiian islands.) Full-size jet planes fly to Kahului from other U.S. states and other countries, but no jumbo jets (no 747s or similar) can fly in or out of this airport. Kahului Airport is in Kahului, the largest city on Maui. It is about a 45 minute drive from this airport to the main resort hotel and condo areas of Kaanapali, Lahaina, Kihei, and Wailea (a little shorter or longer depending on exactly where your hotel is located in those resort areas). See photos below, or click the blue link at the beginning of this paragraph for more details and photos about OGG Kahului Airport Maui.
Hana Airport is a tiny airport on the east side of Maui, three miles from the little town of Hana. Only small single-engine propeller planes fly in or out of this airport. The airport code letters are HNM, which stands for Hana Maui. Mokolele is a small airline that flies a few flights in and out of Hana on small propeller aircraft. You can only fly to Hana from the main Maui airport in Kahului, or sometimes from Honolulu.
For good airplane ticket prices to Maui, use this box (airport code is OGG):
For information on flights between one Hawaiian island and another, click on Inter-Island flights.
For information about car rentals at any of the Maui airports, click on Maui Car Rentals.