Southwest Airlines Adds 15 New Hawaii Routes

Southwest Airlines is adding new routes to Hawaii



Early this morning, Southwest Airlines quietly 15 new routes to Hawaii, all of which are already available for booking on their website. This Hawaiian expansion includes introducing its Boeing 737 MAXs to Hawaii

List of Southwest Airlines’ new Hawaii routes:

From Honolulu (HNL):

  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Phoenix (PHX)

From Maui/Kahului (OGG):

  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • San Diego (SAN)

From Kona (KOA):

  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • San Diego (SAN)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)

From Lihue (LIH):

  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • San Diego (SAN)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)

Most of these routes begin in early June while the rest inaugurate in the last week of June.

Southwest Airlines will be going head on against some form of competition in every one of these new routes. This marks the first time Southwest Airlines will operate passenger flights from Hawaii to Phoenix, Las Vegas, and the highly competitive Los Angeles.

The Phoenix and Las Vegas to HNL/OGG flights will operate with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and one of two daily Los Angeles to HNL flights operate with the MAX.

Image Credits

Boeing 737-8 MAX - Southwest Airlines | Aviation Photo #4917445 | Airliners.net

And if anyone’s interested, check this out for more details:

What do you guys think of Southwest’s aggressive Hawaiian expansion?

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In all seriousness, happy to see SWA bringing the MAX to Hawaii!

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Happy @Shane noises

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PHX and LAS sound like quite a stretch on the 737 from Hawaii 😬

If your talking the passenger experience, yes, but if your talking the range, the MAX-8 has a range of 3550nm, which means if SWA really wanted to they could fly HNL-MCI

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We already booked our flights 😭

We’re connecting through Oakland to Maui and Sacramento on the way back

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On that note, I spotted an ETOPS MAX this morning 👀

I’m gonna post it here. My phone is giving me issues

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Please don’t please don’t please don’t

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And that’s the MAX-8, if they use the MAX-7 they could fly BNA-HNL…if they wanted to

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I’m waiting for Denver to start. Watch it happen 😬

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DEN → HNL seems like something Frontier would do on a neo tbh

Anyways, interesting expansion into Hawaii that Southwest is doing

Yeah it would

ETOPS max 👀

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They missed SNA tho 😑
If they flew to anywhere but HNL they’d have the route to themselves

Oh wow. That’s pretty impressive!!

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Here’s the official press release: Southwest Airlines Newsroom

Southwest’s also adding Phoenix and Las Vegas to Kona and Lihue

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Thats news to me! 9AM Hawaiian Flights weren’t always my thing so i’m happy to see them finally flying to Honolulu!

Also the 2 more opportunities from Lihue and Kona as mentioned!

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Ayo more MAX = more hapi

Late to post on this again, tickets booked this morning for the inaugural flight from LAS to HNL! I’ll be sure to share photos here!

(Says one passenger because I booked with my own SWA account, my mom bought the rest of my families tickets on her own)

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