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On Sale Now – Southwest Airlines Service For The Hawaiian Islands

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  • Flights between both Oakland and San Jose, Calif., and the Islands, now available for purchase through March 5 for as low as $49 one-way.

  • Interisland service to begin April 28 between Honolulu and Kahului (Maui), and May 12 between Honolulu and Kona, now available for purchase through March 5 for as low as $29 one-way.

Southwest Airlines today announced the carrier will begin service to Hawaii on March 17, 2019, with an inaugural flight from OaklandInternational Airport (OAK) to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, Oahu, followed by an inaugural flight from Oakland to Kahului Airport (OGG), Maui on April 7.

In subsequent weeks, the carrier will inaugurate additional service from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) to Honolulu on May 5 and to Kahului on May 26.

Southwest will operate its first interisland service within Hawaii between Honolulu and Kahului, four times daily in each direction, beginning April 28, followed by service between Honolulu and Ellison Onizuka International Airport at Keahole (KOA) on Hawaii Island, four times daily in each direction, beginning May 12. The additional interisland service will make possible connecting service between Kona and both Oakland and San Jose.

Additional service details, including plans for previously announced gateways of San Diego and Sacramento, and for Lihue, on Kauai, will be announced in the coming weeks.

“As we answer the call for Southwest in Hawaii with an initial schedule of service that speaks to a long-held hope of our Customers, I applaud and congratulate our People for their steady and impressive work to bring our world-famous Hospitality and game-changing value to the Islands”

Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines' Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

The carrier’s commencement of sales for Hawaii service came on the heels of Southwest receiving Extending Operation Service (ETOPS) approval from the FAA last Wednesday.

Southwest said it will announce plans for Hawaii flights from San Diego and Sacramento, as well as flights to Kauai, in the coming weeks.

With its launch of Hawaii flights, Southwest will join United, Alaska, Hawaiian, American and Delta in the market.

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