Southwest Airlines announced they’ll be launching new service from Long Beach to Kahului (Maui) starting in March. Additionally, the airline will begin six new routes from Long Beach, as Southwest continues to grow here after JetBlue’s recent departure last year.
Per Southwest Airlines,
Southwest Airlines today announced an additional route between Kahului (Maui), Hawaii and Long Beach, Calif., the carrier’s fifth gateway in California to offer nonstop service to the Hawaiian Islands; with fares as low as $99 one-way for travel beginning March 11, 2021. The number of seats, and select days of the week are limited (see detailed fare rules and schedule information below and at Southwest.com.
Also on March 11, Southwest Airlines will commence previously announced nonstop service, an additional six new routes from Long Beach including Chicago (Midway), Dallas (Love Field), Honolulu (Oahu), Houston (Hobby), Kahului (Maui), Reno/Tahoe, and St. Louis. Visit Southwest’s low fare calendar on Southwest.com to purchase tickets.
“We’re pleased to offer the comfort, value, and flexibility of Southwest Airlines to Hawaii from the LA Basin with time-saving nonstop service daily between Long Beach and both Honolulu and Maui beginning March 11,” Andrew Watterson, Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer said. “Southwest also is increasing service on popular existing routes by adding previously shared new nonstop access to our easy airport experiences in the mid-continent that mirror ease and convenience in Long Beach, such as Midway Airport in Chicago, Love Field in Dallas, Hobby Airport in Houston, and Lambert-St. Louis, ushering a new era of historic reach for Long Beach “
This news comes after Southwest Airlines Announces Sarasota, Florida, Southwest Airlines Plans to Serve Chicago (O’Hare) and Houston (Bush Intercontinental), Plans to Serve Miami and Palm Springs in addition to Montrose (Telluride), all of which come in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and Southwest looking at ways to capitalize on additional revenue in new markets.
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