Southwest has been teasing it would begin flying to Hawaii for over a year, and now, it's finally official: The ever-popular budget carrier is now offering flights to the country's most far-flung state, and tickets on some routes launched at as low as just $49 each way.
On Monday, Southwest announced its first flights to Hawaii will begin on March 17 on its Oakland to Honolulu route, with service from other West Coast cities rolling out in the coming months. And in case you were concerned the budget carrier's ticket prices to the Pacific archipelago wouldn't be as low as you'd hoped, worry not. When tickets first went on sale upon the announcement, you could nab a round-trip ticket there from Oakland for under $100, but as you might guess, these prices are sure to sell out quickly (if they haven’t already). Southwest said the insanely low fares are an introductory deal that ends on Tuesday, with regular fares to follow.
You can scope out the full lineup of new Hawaii flights on the airline's just-launched Hawaii ticket portal. Here's when the new Hawaii routes will begin flying, according to a press release from the company:
- Oakland to Honolulu: March 17
- Oakland to Kahului: April 7
- San Jose to Honolulu: May 5
- San Jose to Kahului: May 26
- Honolulu to Kahului: April 28
- Honolulu to Kona: May 12
- Oakland to Kona: May 12
- San Jose to Kona: May 12