The latest Southwest Hawaii news today comes as the company just released its schedule for reservations through March 8, 2023. If you’re looking for reservations after that date, then check back on September 8, when Southwest will open its schedule for ticketing through April 10, 2023.
These many changes come as Southwest works to find the best fit here in Hawaii across its many mainland and interisland routes.
These Seven Southwest Hawaii flight cuts are reflected in the latest schedule.
We had been watching to see if at least some of these routes might return for the popular snowbird season which starts in January, but as of this latest schedule update, they did not.
Two Phoenix to Hawaii flights were canceled. Nonstop flights have been eliminated to these Hawaii airports. Southwest no longer offers flights to either Kona or Kauai directly from Phoenix. Flights will continue operating to Honolulu and Maui, however. American Airlines offers nonstop flights to Kona and Lihue from Phoenix.
San Diego to Hawaii also had two routes deleted. The nonstop flights to Kona and Lihue are no longer operating. Flights from San Diego to Maui and Honolulu are ongoing. Alaska Airlines is the only airline to operate flights between San Diego and Kona and San Diego and Lihue.
Sacramento to Kona and Lihue are terminated. Nonstop flights will be discontinued, at least for now, and no other airline will operate those routes.
Long Beach to Maui has been canceled. While they no longer fly nonstop on this route, Southwest continues to fly between Long Beach and Honolulu. Hawaiian Air will be the only airline operating between Long Beach and Maui.