Governor David Ige recently visited the new Rental Car Hub that is under construction at Kahului Airport (OGG). The $340 million project is about 40 percent complete with completion expected in late 2018. The plans call for a three-story 1.3 million square foot building covering roughly 19 acres. The facility will house the rental car company offices, service counters, and 4,500 parking stalls.
There will be a solar powered rail tram that will take guests back and forth from the facilty to the airport terminals. Upon completion, the facility will allow the airport to eliminate two dozen shuttle buses that average 85 trips per hour to the existing rental car facilities and the terminal. The tram system will aid in the stateʻs clean energy goal by eliminating the use of fossil fuels used by the existing shuttles.
More than a dozen airlines fly into and out of Kahului Airport on a daily basis. OGG serves on average 8,000 people per day. Maui car rental companies lead the entire state in terms of the volume of cars rented. On average, 2,200 cars are rented per day which is twice that of Honolulu.