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Mahalo, Southwest Airlines, for Offering Daily Flights to Honolulu, Oahu and Kahului, Maui from Silicon Valley in May 2019

March 4, 2019

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Mahalo, Southwest Airlines, for Offering Daily Flights to Honolulu, Oahu and Kahului, Maui from Silicon Valley in May 2019

-- Just in Time for Summer Travel:
Honolulu Starts May 5; Maui Launches May 26 --

San Jose, Calif. – Southwest Airlines® announced today the launch of nonstop service in 2019 from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) to two airports in the Hawaiian Islands: Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, Oahu (HNL) to begin on May 5, and Kahului Airport on Maui (OGG) on May 26, respectively. Introductory fares are now available for purchase online at or by phone at 800-IFLY-SWA. 

For details about the new daily flights between SJC and the Hawaiian Islands with service on Boeing 737-800 aircraft seating 175 passengers, visit

“I’m excited to welcome these nonstop routes from SJC to the Hawaiian Islands — just in time for summer travel,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. "I’m grateful to CEO Gary Kelly and his team at Southwest Airlines for their long-standing and continued investment in America’s fastest growing airport.”

“Congratulations to the Southwest Airlines team on receiving FAA approval to offer extended-range, over-water flights to the Hawaiian Islands, and announcing initial service to both Honolulu and Maui from San Jose,” said SJC’s Director of Aviation John Aitken. “Silicon Valley travelers choose Southwest for low fares and excellent customer service, and they can now consider Southwest as another airline choice from SJC when they’re seeking a vacation getaway offering the Aloha spirit.”              

Southwest is SJC’s largest airline with 115 peak departures daily, as of summer 2019, to these 31 cities: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore/Washington, Boise, Burbank, Cabo San Lucas, Chicago/Midway, Dallas/Love Field, Denver, El Paso, Honolulu (begins 5/5/19), Houston-Hobby, Las Vegas, Long Beach (begins 4/8/19), Los Angeles/LAX, Kahului-Maui (begins 5/26/19), Nashville (begins 6/9/19), New Orleans (seasonal), Ontario, Orange County/Santa Ana, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh/Durham (begins 6/9/19), Reno, Saint Louis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Seattle, Spokane and Tucson.

Nonstop service from SJC to the Hawaiian Islands is also offered on these carriers:

Alaska Airlines:  Honolulu, Kona, Kahului, and Lihue – all daily as of summer 2019.

Hawaiian Airlines:  Honolulu and Kahului, both daily. 

About Southwest Airlines Co.
In its 48th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 58,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 120 million passengers annually. Southwest became the nation’s largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. In peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 99 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries. Book Southwest Airlines' low fares online at Southwest Airlines or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.

SJC:  Transforming How Silicon Valley Travels
Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is Silicon Valley’s airport, a self‐supporting enterprise owned and operated by the City of San José. The airport, now in its 70th year, serves more than 14.5 million passengers annually, with 450 peak daily departures and arrivals on 13 international and domestic carriers to 50+ nonstop destinations. SJC has been one of America’s fastest‐growing major airports over the past three-year period, based on percentage increase in passenger seat capacity. For more airport information, visit

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