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Aloha, Expanded Hawaii Network!


May is bringing some record-breaking growth in Southwest’s Hawaii service! Ever since our service to the Hawaiian Islands began in 2019, it has been our vision to be Aloha strong in these beautiful destinations. We are so excited to share the details of this expansion, especially following the unprecedented challenges last year brought.


 Honolulu, Oahu (HNL) from the air (Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines, Co.)Honolulu, Oahu (HNL) from the air (Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines, Co.)



 This monumental expansion brings our total gateways count up to eight, including three new gateway cities with daily nonstop service to Honolulu Oahu (HNL) and Kahului, Maui (OGG): Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), and Phoenix (PHX)!  

As you might have already guessed, these three gateways also result in greater network connectivity for more destinations in the central U.S., stretching as far east as Nashville (BNA).


For example, Customers in Nashville (BNA), Dallas (DAL), and Kansas City (MCI)–just to name a few–can now enjoy daily round trip service to Honolulu, Oahu (HNL) and Kahului, Maui (OGG).


As a bonus, the Los Angeles (LAX) gateway means we are now offering more round trip nonstop flights to Honolulu, Oahu and Kahului, Maui.


How much growth is there? We’re adding 21 daily round trips, up from 16 to 37 daily round trips, between the mainland to Hawaii. We are thrilled for the opportunity to serve more Customers with this incredible milestone!


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Beach views in Honolulu, Oahu (Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines, Co.)Beach views in Honolulu, Oahu (Stephen M. Keller, Southwest Airlines, Co.)


Southwest has never been the kind of Company to just accept the status quo. Moreover, serving our Customers is what we do; in fact, Colleen Barrett said it best when she said, “We’re in the Customer Service business. We just happen to fly airplanes.”


Expanding our Hawaii network is one more way we get to serve our Customers while also ensuring Southwest continues to be their number one airline.


All that to say, I hope to see y’all onboard some of these flights this summer–paradise is waiting!


Head to now to book your next trip and be sure to tell your friends and family!