Charter flights to Hawaii
Now that summer traffic has almost dissipated entirely, it’s time to find charter flights to Hawaii. Now keep in mind, many other tropical locations would probably offer a cost benefit over flying private to Hawaii. Cancun is a much closer flight for anyone on the east coast, but Hawaii has its own charm. Maui, one of the most beloved of all the Hawaiian Islands, lives up to its superlatives with exotic beaches (like Kaihalulu), palatial resorts (like the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea) and lush terrain (as seen in the Iao Valley State Park).
Now the question on everyones minds is price, Hawaii won’t be cheap, here’s some comparison for private travel fees from the Northeastern/Southeastern US to Hawaii and Cancun.
The following are estimates for 6 passengers, one way flight.
New york -> Cancun – $16,437.00 (mid Jet)
New York -> Hawaii – $56,497.00 (Mid Jet)
California -> Cancun – $30,627.00 (Mid Jet)
California-> Hawaii – $37,800.00 (Mid Jet)
Flights to Hawaii will have to almost always be flown in a large (heavy) jet if one does not want a fuel stop, most capable of seating 12-18 people, so for a larger group (14+) the price per passenger drops dramatically. Both available airports are in Maui, and our preference is always to land at a business/executive airport, in this case Kapalua Airport.
Kahului Airport (IATA: OGG, ICAO: PHOG) is a regional airport in the State of Hawaii, located 3 miles (5 km) east of Kahului, Hawaii on the island of Maui near Haleakala. The Honolulu-Kahului corridor is one of the busiest air routes in the USA, ranking 13th with 1,632,000 passengers.
Kapalua Airport (IATA: JHM, ICAO: PHJH), also called Kapalua West Maui Airport, is a regional airport of the State of Hawaii. Located on the island of Maui off Honoapiilani Highway near the unincorporated town of Kapalua.
The second largest Hawaiian island has a smaller population than you’d expect, making Maui popular with visitors who are looking for sophisticated diversions and amenities in the small towns and airy resorts spread throughout the island.
From the scenic slopes of fertile Upcountry Maui to beaches that have repeatedly been voted among the best in the world, a visit to the Valley Isle recharges the senses. But like every good magic trick, you’ll have to see it for yourself to believe it.
Most flights arrive at Maui’s main airport, Kahului Airport (OGG). Many airlines fly direct to Maui while others include Maui as a stopover. You’ll find resorts and hotels of every size and budget in Kapalua, Kaanapali, Lahaina, Kihei, Makena and Wailea on the sunny western coast as well as one resort in Hana in East Maui. It’s about a 45-minute drive from Kahului Airport to Lahaina.
Once you’ve settled in you’ll want to explore Maui’s sweeping canvas of attractions. The western, or leeward side, is the drier side of the island and features Maui’s world-famous beaches including the beautiful Kaanapali Beach, home to a nightly sunset cliff diving ceremony. West Maui is also home to historic Lahaina, where you can find great shopping, dining and entertainment.