Southwest Airlines is adding new flights to, from and within Hawai’i, beginning mid-January 2020. The airline will add a new daily service between Sacramento International Airport and Honolulu (HON), plus new non-stop flights between Oakland (OAK) and San Jose (SJC) and both Kauai (LIH) and the Island of Hawai’i (KOA).
The new flights give passengers access to 18 flights crossing the Pacific daily between three California cities and four of the five airports in the Aloha State.
“We’re energized by the warm aloha Southwest has enjoyed in response to our initial Hawai’i offering and this second wave of service is an investment that broadens our everyday value through low fares, no fees to change tickets and two checked bags free for everyone,” said Tom Nealon, president, Southwest.
“We’re focused on bringing Hawai’i an authentically Southwest experience with comfort across all seating — for every customer — along with in-cabin snack enhancements for our flights between Hawai’i and the mainland,” Nealon continued.
All told, Southwest will fly 34 flights a day on interisland routes, including a new service between Honolulu and Lihue (LIH), and Honolulu and Hilo (ITO), four times daily in each direction. It will also fly non-stop between Kahului (OGG) and Kona once daily in each direction.
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