Kalaeloa Airport, located at 300 Midway St, Kapolei, HI 96707, United States. Click here for more info
History of Kalaeloa
The airport is located at an unincorporated area in the West Hawaii County region, north of Oahu. It has two runways and limited commercial service.
It opened for public use in 1974 and was originally named the Ka’ai International Airport after its location in Hakimi Township (Hakimi Center) within the town limits of Ilimalui. Commercial flights began under the name KKLQ when Diamond Head Co started services to Honolulu in 1984. The airline that served this route elected to call the facility Kahala Municipal Airport instead as they had before. In November 1988, the state tried to purchase the airfield from Diamond Head for $10 million, but were offered more than that due to the existence of historic documents regarding flight activity there.
In 1994, the State accepted Federal Aviation Administration certification of Kahola Regional Airport as a commercial operator. With this addition, the airport received international flights which connected directly with other airports via Tokyo and Osaka. More airlines added Kahala as their hub, including All Nippon Airways,which began serving Kahala using 747s and 377 seats in 1997. By comparison, the second largest Hawaiian market (Honolulu–Oahu) only had 228,767 passengers per year.
Due to lower fares and longer stays, many tourists visit Kahala rather than flying into mainland US hubs such as Los Angeles or Chicago. Some carriers also connect direct trips through Honolulu because of its proximity. Visibility is another benefit; aircraft
Interesting facts about Kalaeloa
If you are flying into Hawaii from out of town, it is worthwhile to know about the airport that services this city. There are a lot of things that make Kalaeloa very different from other airports in the state. More Points of Interest Near the airport
For one thing, only minor airlines fly into Kalaeloa. Although it is the largest airline terminal in the world, with more rooms than any other passenger airfield, almost all international flights use Honolulu as their hub for North America. Thus, most passengers using Kalelaoa International Airporrt will arrive either before or after their flight here.
Also, many US-based carriers do not have offices at Kiawah Islandairport, so passengers who want to connect via United Airlines or American Airlines could experience long security waits or even leave the airport entirely without seeing their loved ones again.
There’s no better way to see Kaleloa than by taking an adventure there! Hike La Vida Loca, swim in the stunning Haleakala National Park, watch native people exercise hedonic behavior, or explore Kahlua Farms. Then go to the beach and enjoy the beauty of the island.
Places to visit in Kalaeloa
It is impossible to appreciate the beauty of Keawe Kaula Beach (my home for over 20 years) without walking along it
This exquisite beach stretches forever with hardly another person around. A popular spot with locals, this pristine beach offers incredible views of Peahi (the Big One), safe surfing, and no crowds.
Surrounding you are only nature’s wonders. The waves come first then the sand then the rest of the travelers after that.
Your best chance of spotting local wildlife is at Turtle Bay, also known as Polihale State Park. You can catch some sea life by boat from here too.
Tips for visitors to Kalaeloa
There are lots of things to do in Ka’aʻilo- o Kepuhi National Historical Park located next to the airport.
Start with the Beach
If you arrive between May and November, there is a good chance that you will visit Kauai’s famous Poipu beach during peak hours.
It can be crowded, but there are plenty of spots to sit down or stand up if you want.
There is even a fountain playing throughout the park!
You can buy hot dogs, snacks, and drinks at several places along the beach.
Many people come here before going to see the parks. This is a great way to enjoy your time in Kailua-Kona.
The path leading from the parking area to the main entrance is paved with lava.
A couple of benches situated near Julesburg Café provide nice views across the beach. You can eat lunch and have a drink at any one of several bars and restaurants.
They serve food noon to night.
Here are some other places to check out nearby:
Hahei Town Square
This is where it happens, well maybe not “it,” but something very similar almost every single day.
Visitors who ask what “it” is seem to be confused about whether it’s raining or not.
Either they don’t notice
Events in Kalaeloa
Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, Hawaii has many destinations to keep visitors engaged.
Visitors can find natural wonders, ancient traditions, and hidden gems throughout the island state. What makes Hawaii special is its astonishing variety of landscapes, from thick jungles to desert areas to ocean front properties.
Here are some suggestions about what to see and do around Kalelua airport.
You can visit luxury resorts such as Hyatt Regency Maui Beach Hotel & Spa. There you can take surfing lessons at their world-famous beach break, which stands among the most famous breaks in the world. Or spend an evening experiencing local culture by visiting one of many interesting restaurants and pubs along Limahana Highway near the resort.
Alternatively, you could also go whale watching. These days there’s even a monthly tour dedicated to spotting whales and other marine life.
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Eat here! Restaurants in Kalaeloa
You’ll find restaurants of every size and style—from cheap (grocery stores) to expensive (five-star luxury). There are also several family-friendly places to eat.
This airport is home to the Hawaii State Tourism Department office and the Maui Nui Visitors Bureau branch. You can book rooms online or call at 1-866-483-2472.
If you have questions about the area, don’t worry about language. The tourism offices speak English very well. Try to visit if you want to learn more about local culture and food.
Drink here! Bars in Kalaeloa
A popular destination for tourists is Harry’s Bar at the Turtle Bay Resort. It is located right next to the Sheraton Hotel. There are live entertainment programs most nights of the month.
It features an extensive drink menu with many classic cocktails as well as new creations from some famous bartenders. At night, it becomes one of Hawaii’s greatest beer pubs serving excellent beers both touristy and local.
There’s also a wine list and occasionally, you can find a guest bartender who knows their stuff. On Tuesdays they have creative drinks made by a different bartender every week.
The venue stays busy both days so guests don’t necessarily feel like they have to go past closing time (end of day).
On nondining hours, there are lotsober events happening at the resort that you could attend. Things get hopping on nighttime evenings when people come to enjoy happy hour, start playing games or watching music videos.
If someone asks how drinking affects your health, tell them about O’Stop. It’s an online tool where you can find answers to questions such as “how many olives should I include in my diet?”
Drinking too much alcohol can be harmful to our bodies, especially if done infrequently. All types of beverages contain sugar, including water. Adding dehydrating substances such as caffeine or soda creates a burden on the body to keep minerals like sodium
Shop here! Stores in Kalaeloa
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There are lots of things to do in Hawaii, but if you only have time for one tour, make it the Na Hoku Hanohano Plantation Tour. It’s easy and quick; grab your lunch (there’s a restaurant right behind the plantation gate), jump in the car, and go.
You’ll see thousands of plants that line the road between the visitor center and the hotel. You may even spot a monk going through his daily routine or stop by the flower garden before heading out to lunch.
This site offers several tours every day. Each takes around an hour and covers various aspects of Hawaiian culture and history. Give yourself enough time to get back to town after the tour.
Do this! Tips for visiting Kalaeloa
It’s easy to get sidetracked during a trip to Hawaii. There are so many things to see and do that it can be difficult to decide what to visit and when to leave. If you only have time to visit one airport, choose Honolulu – Kahului. But if you have time to stop at both airports, let me know which is better and I’ll help you compare them.
Either way, don’t forget about Kona. It is an extremely popular destination right now with lots of exciting events all year long. And even though it’s located within Maui County, they manage their own airport.
If you like adrenaline-rush activities such as river rafting or ocean surfing, then Kona is your place. Watch out for pumas too. They may look cute, but they are wild animals who prefer human safety to discomfort.