The three airport codes in Maui are OGG (Kahului Airport), JHM (West Maui Airport) and HNM (Hana Airport). Kahului Airport is an international terminal, while the other two airports are smaller, serving commuter flights, general aviation aircraft and helicopter services.
Kahului is Maui's largest city, located on the north coast. The airport is east of downtown, with the runways nearly at the waterline. The airport's code, OGG, is a tribute to pilot Bertram James Hogg, who flew the first inter-island airmail flight in 1934. Hogg himself decided to go with OGG instead of HOG. Kahului serves international and inter-island flights and is also home to several helicopter tour outfits.
West Maui Airport, also known as Kapalua, is on the western end of the island and is convenient for visitors heading for Ka'anapali and Lahaina. It has a single runway, accommodates propeller aircraft and only operates during daytime hours. Some helicopter tours depart from this location.
Hana Airport is on the northeastern side of Maui, just north of the town of Hana. This airport also has a single runway suitable for propeller aircraft and helicopters. Small commercial passenger planes, air taxis and privately owned general aviation aircraft use Hana Airport. Like West Maui Airport, Hana Airport only operates during daylight hours.