MIAMI – Southwest Airlines (WN) will begin new services to Hawaii from Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), and Phoenix (PHX). In a press release today, the airline said that the flights begin in June 2021.

As WN already has established Hawaii service from five California airports, adding these three new gateways gives the airline’s customers more than 40 cities connecting or same-plane access to multiple airports in the 50th state.

Southwest is also offering additional Hawaii flights from San Diego (SAN), Long Beach (LGB), San Jose (SJC), and Oakland (OAK).

Customers may visit Southwest.com to book these new flights with travel as soon as June 6, 2021, on some routes. For some markets in California, customers can travel beginning June 8, 2021.

Southwest Airlines N8569Z Boeing 737-800. Photo: Luke Ayers/Airways

Building on Affordability


“We’re building on an era of affordability that Southwest initiated for Hawaii air travel,” said Andrew Watterson, chief commercial officer & executive vice president for WN. “These new flights bring Hawaii service closer to more of our customers who live near airports across the West. And it makes it possible to choose Southwest to fly between the Aloha State and cities as far east as Nashville, without spending an entire overnight in the air.”

Watterson says the carrier offers an economy product to Hawaii in which customers will find comfortable and seating with ample legroom, free onboard entertainment, and flexible policies.

All WN Hawaii service operates on Boeing 737-800 and MAX aircraft. Most seats offer a 32-inch pitch, a 17.8-inch width, and a 2-inch recline. Complete information on the new service can be found on the Southwest web page.


Featured image: Southwest Airlines N8802Q Boeing 737-8 MAX at LAS. Photo: Andrew Henderson /Airways