More than a year after first announcing flights to Hawaii, Southwest Airlines is finally selling tickets for the routes.
The first flights to take off to the Hawaiian Islands on Southwest are from Oakland and San Jose, California. They will also be flying between Honolulu and Kahalui (Maui) and between Honolulu and Kona. Tickets for the first set of flights are on sale now, and will begin service on March 17, 2019.
Southwest has been working on gaining FAA approval, which it received in early March. Their first flight between the continental United States will launch on March 17 between Oakland and Honolulu, followed by an Oakland to Kahalui flight on April 7. Flights between San Jose and the Hawaiian Islands will begin in May.
“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,” said Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines.
Southwest will announce plans for flights from San Diego and Sacramento within the next few weeks.