Southwest Airlines flew it’s first commercial flight to Hawaii yesterday on a route from Oakland, California to Honolulu. Southwest’s entry into the Hawaiian market has been eagerly anticipated and fare wars have already begun. Starting March 24th, there will be two daily flights each way between Oakland and Honolulu. April 7th will see the first flight from Oakland to Kahalui, Maui with the return flight available beginning the next day. Twice daily service between these two cities will start April 10th.
Other announced schedules include 4 times daily inter island service between Honolulu and Kahalui starting April 28th expanding to four times daily between Honolulu and Kona on May 12th. Flights, once daily, between San Jose and Honolulu will start May 5th and between San Jose and Kahului, once daily, starting May 26th.
Details are expected within the next week for schedules involving San Diego, Sacramento and Kauai.
We look forward to more schedules from Southwest Airlines and lower fares for all of us wanting to visit the gorgeous Hawaiian Islands!