South­west plans Hawaii flights via Boe­ing Max

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - News | Obituaries -

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.

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South­west Air­lines to be­gin its ini­tial ser­vice to Hawaii.

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