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 Hawaii’ 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 the articles linked below for more info!