Does Southwest fly to Hawaii? Yes! It’s true! Southwest officialy began flights to Hawaii on March 17, 2019.
Now you can fly to Hawaii using Southwest points combined with the Southwest Companion Pass, which lets you bring someone with you to fly FREE for up to two years! Now, that’s a deal!
The flights are currently from two cities in California, including:
- Oakland (currently available for booking)
- San Jose (currently available for booking)
They announced July 25, 2019 that the following two airports will be coming online as early as August 2019:
- San Diego
Southwest currently serves the following Hawaiian airports:
- Honolulu International Airport (Oahu)
- Kona International Airport at Keahole (Island of Hawaii)
- Kahului Airport (Maui)
On July 25, 2019, they announced that they will begin flights to the following Hawaiian airports in the coming months:
- Lihue Airport (Kauai)
- Hilo (Island of Hawaii)
Currently, they are using the 737-800 aircraft for Hawaii flights, as the Boeing MAX 8 is out of service pending FAA approval to resume flights.
Here’s what he had to say when the new destination was originally announced in 2017:
“A day long-awaited by our customers, fans, and more than 55,000 of the world’s most-loved airline employees is finally within sight—a day that will showcase your hospitality, about as far Southwest as you can go in the U.S. Hawaii is an important place for Southwest Airlines because so many people count on us to take them everywhere they want to go reliably and affordably. We’re ready and excited to address a request we’ve heard for years.”
You can watch the announcement for yourself below:
What do you think?! Are you excited!! Who’s making plans to go to Hawaii or has already been to Hawaii on Southwest?
If you’re looking for where to stay, here’s a review of Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club on Kauai.
For full details on Southwest’s Hawaii flights, read:
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