Confirmed: Southwest Airlines Hawaii Expansion

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Last week, we broke news that Rumor: Southwest Airlines Massive Hawaii Expansion, which Southwest would be launching Hawaii service from Los Angeles; Las Vegas; and Phoenix. Today, Southwest Airlines has officially confirmed the news, with new service launching as soon as June 6, 2021.

Los Angeles (LAX)-Hawaii Service on Southwest Airlines from $129 one-way

  • Honolulu, Oahu nonstop twice daily starting June 6, 2021
  • Kahului, Maui nonstop three times daily starting June 6, 2021
  • Kona nonstop daily starting June 27, 2021
  • Lihue, Kauai nonstop daily starting June 27, 2021

Las Vegas (LAS)-Hawaii Service on Southwest Airlines from $159 one-way

  • Honolulu, Oahu nonstop twice daily starting June 6, 2021
  • Kahului, Maui nonstop twice daily starting June 27, 2021
  • Kona nonstop starting Sept. 7, 2021
  • Lihue, Kauai nonstop starting Sept. 8, 2021

Phoenix (PHX)-Hawaii Service on Southwest Airlines from $159  one-way

  • Honolulu, Oahu nonstop twice daily starting June 27, 2021
  • Kahului, Maui nonstop daily starting June 27, 2021
  • Kona nonstop starting Sept. 7, 2021
  • Lihue, Kauai nonstop starting Sept. 8, 2021

Southwest will be also adding new flights to Hawaii from current markets including San Diego, Oakland; San Jose, Calif, and Long Beach, Calif.

Bottom Line

It’s very exciting to see Southwest Airlines launch service to Hawaii from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix. With this announcement they are flooding the market with flights to Hawaii which will give the legacy carriers and Hawaiian Airlines a run for their money.

Expect to see some major fare wars from the mainland to Hawaii as Delta, American, United, Alaska, and Hawaiian will be forced to compete with a brand new carrier in many markets.

It will be interesting to see if Southwest’s new Hawaii routes are sustainable or if we will see a reduction in frequencies in the coming months. I suspect the later, but we shall see.

What are your thoughts on Southwest Airlines adding nonstop service to Hawaii from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix this summer? Feel free to share in the comments below.

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