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
OGG in the 1980's. Image courtesy
New Terminal building 1988. Image courtesy
Construction at OGG in 1989. Image courtesy

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