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Southwest Intends to Serve Four Hawaii Airports

kknox Employee Rank
Employee

Today, Southwest Airlines announces our intent to serve Honolulu, HI (Oahu); Kahului, HI (Maui); Kona, HI (Island of Hawaii); Lihue, HI (Kauai). While we do not yet have details to share on exact dates or routes, they do represent our initial footprints and top priorities for the soonest service in the State of Hawaii.

Fun fact: did you know each island has its own personality? Oahu can energize, Maui will captivate, Island of Hawaii inspires, and Kauai just might rejuvenate you. There’s so much beauty to discover on each of the destinations—which island are you the most excited to explore? Or, for those Hawaii regulars, which location is calling you back?

Additional details will be coming soon, so continue to check back for announcements on mainland gateways, future schedules, and more! Mahalo!

 

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44 Comments
TheMiddleSeat
Rising Star

Excellent news! All great cities, hope to visit them soon.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Lindsey Employee Rank
Employee

Agree, @TheMiddleSeat! I can't wait to explore Hawaii!

bec102896
Active Member

This is great news So excited! Can't wait to fly to Hawaii on the LUV airline.

 

Blake 

ParSWA
New Arrival

This is more like a torturous tease-announcement Smiley Wink  GIT 'ER DUN!

 

I can't wait for you guys to get this launched! We have family on Kauai and are looking forward to flying SWA, courtesy of the Companion Pass, to get there.

 

And we'd really appreciate it if you'd give us Phoenician's some non-stop flights to the islands from PHX -- and yes, I know that's unlikely to happen, at least anytime soon.

Lapaki
New Arrival

We really would like you to fly into Hilo.

TheBarefooter
New Arrival

I am so excited about this! Now I just have to find a boat and a driver so I can barefoot water ski there! 

InFlight
New Arrival

Exciting news!!  Can't wait to jump on Board!!

M209
New Arrival

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Heart

Haipham2017
Active Member

How about the flight between the Island?

 

Thank you

 

Hai

tcltx
New Arrival

I am disappointed in no Hilo...there are already plenty of airlines and flight options into Kona from anywhere SWA might fly out of - was really hoping for new routes, not more of the same. Smiley Sad

Aloha808
New Arrival

Can't wait to work for you guys😁😁😁

PrismaFX
New Arrival

Here’s a vote for ONT!  

binkysdad
New Arrival

Great News!!! Will SNA be on the list of departures?

DocRiffy
New Arrival

So excited my favorite airline is going to Hawaii-just in time for my 40th wedding anniversary!!!

RugerP901979
New Arrival

This will be just in time for our 2Oth wedding anniversary and we have been saving all our rapid rewards points for the trip in fall of next year! Neither of us have ever been to the Hawaiian Islands and are very excited!

zaq-hack
New Arrival

 "This is more like a torturous tease-announcement Smiley Wink  GIT 'ER DUN!"

 

Wheeeeennnnnnnnnnn?!?!!?? We got the unofficial tease when you put the 737-MAX into play. Now we have the official tease. Please stop teasing us!!

 

cerra12
New Arrival

Will pets be allowed in cabin to/from Hawaii? I hope so. The only option now is Alaska 🙁

iJimbot
New Arrival

FANtastic! Hoping that there is a direct flight from DEN, and that the fare is not too high!

KonaChrissie
New Arrival

What airports are you flying from? Inquiring minds want to know!!!!!

latalbott
New Arrival

I am sooooo excited this is happening.

I am overjoyed that this is happening.

I hope it happens before October 2018.

🌺🏄‍♀️🌴🦐🐠

Passenger1C
New Arrival

Best news!  The culture of Hawaii, and the service of Southwest actually make sense. I’m really excited over this announcement. 

bgubs14
New Arrival

Awesome! From SFO I'm guessing?

 

 

hawaiifutureRN
New Arrival

Aloha all,

 

Great to hear some exciting news.  Just wondering if you folks are going to hire, or contract to other airlines and if so when?

lowe9995
New Arrival

I can't wait until Hawaii comes along its been a very long time since I've been back to Hawaii. I've always loved southwest especially growing new routes.

Haipham2017
Active Member

 How far can Boeing 737 can fly? From there we can figure out where SW can fly from.

KimVanderKley
Active Member

The Islands are Luv'ly

Lovelynatural
New Arrival

This is exciting. I'm ready!!!!

kellitrudel
New Arrival

Yeah!!!  Can Iget with someone to coordinate taking the Negative Split Triathlon camp to Kona?  We go every year!!

Bassy24
New Arrival

Went to Lihue for our anniversary last year and LOVED it. Just found out we are having a baby in November and would love to go back to Lihue or Maui on our “baby-moon”.

sandyshultz
New Arrival

 I can't wait to start planning my trip!

sconnor
New Arrival

:-)

Let's GO!

ceanno
New Arrival

I was told quite awhile ago that you Southwest was going to begin flights to Hawaii.  I waited a long time hoping that you would begin before our planned trip, but  I finally had to use another airline.  I am happy that you are in the final planning stages now though, although we probably will not return.  It was a wonderful vacation.

Martr152
New Arrival

I am beyond thrilled at this new and exciting opportunity for the SWA family. The timing is starting to line up nicely with my pending sabattical at work so 2019 is looking to be a very promising year. 

kgilbert22
New Arrival

That’s awesome news

Lolasmom1949
New Arrival

Let's get this completed, we want to spend our 50th Anniversary there and we want to do it sooner than later...........

libertyl808
New Arrival

I have worked for the airline industry for years. When will you be doing the hiring process for the Big Island of Hawaii>? Been talking about your airlines for years, and now that its happening...I can't wait till you guys get here. Its about time we get competition with Hawaiian airlines. 

sustainbaby
New Arrival

Can flights please start by September 2018??? Don't make me fly Alaska or United! Smiley Happy

hulalady808
New Arrival

So happy to hear this news!!! I am also looking forward to being a SWA team member as well!!!

brainofkjf
New Arrival

PHOENIX!!!! Please consider a Phoenix to Hawaii route! I'm partial to Maui but I'll happily go to any of the islands. 

mikemorris2
New Arrival

Amazing! We can't wait. Thank you.

Keekoaaaaa
New Arrival

Aloha Southwest Airlines,

 

 This is great opportunity for going welcome to hawaii islands, 

I hopefully you getting keep a spirit of aloha. 

                      

                               Mahalo,

                           Kekoa Ka`aumoana

Cskeleher
New Arrival

Hawaii is the last US state I need to visit to have been to all 50!  Can't wait for Southwest to open these routes!!!  

shelli9090
New Arrival

Aloha,

 

To Hiring Recruitment Team Memebers,

 

How can I be notified for when you will be hiring staff for Southwest Hawaii? I would truly love to work for your distingushied corporation and want to be able to apply before apllications get closed (I am asssuming there will be more applicants than availble opportunities). 

 

Thank you,

 

Shelli Rivera

dianemaguire
New Arrival

I am so excited. Southwest is growing and I am looking forward to going with it. : )