The Kapalua Maui Airport (JHM) is also known as the Kapalua West Maui Airport as well as the Kaanapali-Lahaina airport. It's a regional facility that is located in Maui on the west side. It's almost six miles northwest of Lahaina, HI. Most of the flights that arrive at Kapalua Maui (JHM) Airport are commercial commuter, such as Island Air flights originating from the other Hawaiian Islands. The history of Kapalua (JHM) isn't that long. It was built in 1987 to replace the Kaanapali Airport and was named after the Kapalua Resort, which is located a few miles to the north.
The Kapalua (JHM) location is now governed by Maui County as a result of a special agreement with the state of Hawaii. This air location was formerly a privately owned facility, but under its governance by the county, any improvements and major changes have to be approved by the County first. The idea behind this agreement was to limit development in order to preserve the area from commercialization. There is only one runway, some supporting facilities and a couple terminals as well. There are no air cargo facilities to date and flights in and out are specific to daytime operations only.
The air facility location area is approximately 50 acres. The elevation is around 256 feet above the average sea level. The one runway is 3,000 long and 100 feet wide. The location has had around 10,000 aircraft operations per year and over half of these have been from scheduled commercial aircraft, with the rest consisting of air taxi flights.
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There is no public transportation available at this time to this location but it can be accessed by taxi or car. Parking is available for the public, however, there are parking fees imposed.