Southwest to Announce the Start Service to Hawaii as Early as October 2018!

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There’s no doubt a lot of y’all have been waiting patiently (or impatiently? 😉 ) for the opportunity to book Southwest flights to Hawaii.  Earlier this year we thought flights would begin this month, August 2018.  But that clearly didn’t happen.

The exciting news is, we more information about when these flights will begin!  And exactly which Hawaiian islands Southwest will be flying to!

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Get Your Flip-Flops Out, Southwest Will Start Its Service to Hawaii Very Soon!

Beat of Hawaii reports that Andy Watterson, Executive Vice President; Chief Revenue Officer for Southwest commented that the airline plans to announce the launch of flights to Hawaii sometime in October.  And that flights could begin operating soon thereafter.

Mr. Watterson also revealed that Maui and Honolulu would likely be the first two destinations Southwest will serve.  But that they’d like to start flights to Kona and Lihue before the year’s end.

In addition, he confirmed the first departure cities will be Oakland, San Diego, San Jose and Sacramento.  But they plan to add Los Angeles and Ontario and/or Long Beach very soon, too.  This is great news, because it means even more flight options!

Plus, they plan on continuing to offer some of Southwest customers’ favorite perks like free checked bags and no change fees.  That’s yet another reason this launch is so exciting.

Stay tuned for more updates as we learn more!

What do you think about this news?  Do you plan on using your Southwest Companion Pass to bring someone with you for nearly free to this magical destination?

Hat Tip:  Beat of Hawaii

Meghan Hunter is an editor for Million Mile Secrets. She covers points, miles, credit cards, airlines, hotels and general travel. Her work has also appeared in The Points Guy.

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