Southwest plans Hawaii flights via Boeing Max
Southwest Airlines finally is going to start flying to Hawaii, and a top executive says ticket prices will get cheaper. Flights to the state will begin next year or in 2019, the discount carrier said. The initial service will be from California, said Chief Revenue Officer Andrew Watterson, without elaborating on specific routes. Southwest is adding Hawaii to its network — after years of requests from travelers and employees — with help from Boeing’s upgraded 737. The latest version of the planemaker’s best-selling jet, the 737 Max, can fly farther and is more fuel efficient than older models. Southwest this month became the first North American airline to fly the new model.
Southwest Airlines to begin its initial service to Hawaii.