When traveling to Maui you have a choice of two airports. Maui's primary airport is OGG Airport in Kahului. Maui's smaller inter-island airport is JHM Kapalua Airport. Be sure to know the difference. Kahului offers inter-island and mainland air traffic. The majority of travelers arrive at OGG Airport.
JHM Airport conveniently serves the West Side of Maui. Visitors to Lahaina, Kapalua, Kaanapali, Napili, Kahana and Honokowai are close to this location.
Visitors to the West Side will experience some of Maui's best beach, activities and points of interest.
Seriously consider getting a car rental on arrival. Touring Maui is a highlight of the trip. Plan some touring to enhance your time on the Island.
Kapalua airport was built by Hawaiian Airlines and opened on March 1, 1987. The airport designator, JHM, is for the president of Hawaiian Airlines at the time John Henry Magoon.
West Maui Airport is known as Kapalua Airport. It is also known as Kapalua–West Maui Airport, which is a regional private and commercial use airport on the west side of the island of Maui in Hawaii. It is located near the communities that make up the Lahaina post office. So for those using it as an inter-island destination the nearby towns are Lahaina, Kapalua, Kaanapali, Napili, Kahana and Honokowai.
Address: 4050 Honoapiilani Hwy, Lahaina, HI 96761 Airport Code: JHM
Owner: Hawaii Department of Transportation
Transportation is available. However, there are no rental cars at the airport terminal - none.
Click here for a Maui rental car.
A shuttle will be available to pick you up at the airport terminal.
Note: If you are staying in West Maui, but flying into Kahului OGG Airport, Kahului is the best place to pick-up a car. West Maui is 50 or more minutes drive from Kahului Airport.
The Maui Bus does not stop here. There is no public transportation.
If you are thinking the JHM Airport terminal is small, you are right. Below is the entire airport terminal. Again, keep in mind that Kahului OGG is the primary airport for the Island of Maui.