Does Southwest fly to Hawaii? Yes! It’s true! The airline announced late in 2017 that they will begin Hawaii flights in 2018!
Imagine being able to use Southwest points combined with the Southwest Companion Pass to fly to Hawaii and bring someone with you FREE!
CEO Gary Kelly says the plan is to sell tickets in 2018, though they don’t yet have a specific schedule or to which destinations in Hawaii though the flights will be from California (no surprise :)).
He says the new Boeing MAX aircraft will be the plane they will use for Hawaii flights but there are some additional certifications they need to complete first.
Here’s what he had to say:
“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:
You can not yet book flights to Hawaii, but we’ll let you know as soon as those are released.
What do you think?! Are you excited!! Who’s making plans to go to Hawaii already! (Hand raised…)
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