Friday, January 11, 2013

Flashback Friday: Kahului Airport in the 1980s

This week we're headed to Maui. My big childhood claim to fame is that I made 4 trips there before a year old, and now Baby CJ is about to tie the record! For this week's Flashback Friday, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at what OGG was like when I was a kid. The new building that we are all familiar with wasn't built until the late 1980s/early 90s. Before that there was just a single-room terminal which is now part of the modern baggage claim. I actually remember having to walk outside to the planes, and how big a DC-10 seemed compared to the primitive surroundings. I also remember the construction that seemed to go on forever, and with all the expansions that have taken place, in a way it has.

The State of Hawaii runs an incredible website, Hawaii Aviation, which is where I was able to find these great old photos. If you're looking to go back in time and revisit your own first trip to the islands, I highly recommend checking out the site. In addition to all of the wonderful photographs there is a wealth of information covering Hawaii's unique and fascinating aviation history. Enjoy!

Kahului Airport 1986. Image courtesy hawaii.gov/hawaiiaviation
OGG in the 1980's. Image courtesy hawaii.gov/hawaiiaviation
New Terminal building 1988. Image courtesy hawaii.gov/hawaiiaviation
Construction at OGG in 1989. Image courtesy hawaii.gov/hawaiiaviation

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