Southwest Air previously announced that there would be no Hawaii service announcements in 2012 although I believe their interest in Hawaii remains active. Previously we’d suggested that Southwest Air might easily decide to enter the inter-island airline market as well. There’s news now that gives us an indication of what to expect. Southwest Air’s Boeing 717’s Southwest inherited a […]
Allegiant Air Hawaii | Latest News
Allegiant’s long awaited Hawaii route announcement was to have occurred on February 14. It’s been almost two months and there have been no routes and no news from the tight lipped company. That doesn’t mean we haven’t learned a bunch since then, however. Read on to find out more. Latest route rumors My sources indicate that Allegiant may have […]
Update: Southwest Airlines Hawaii Service
Southwest Airlines Hawaii service is long anticipated and something we’ve all been waiting for.
What Hawaii Tourism Rebound Means To You
Last month the State of Hawaii set a new record: 1.3 billion dollars in visitor spending. That was up 14% over the prior January thanks to an increase in the number of visitors (nearly 650,000) and dollars spent during their vacation. The unexpectedly good results were helped by a stronger than expected holiday season followed by the pent up […]
San Diego Fare War: $117 Each Way
This morning’s announcement of new service to Honolulu by Alaska Airlines has already rankled Hawaiian Air while having a beneficial effect for visitors from Southern California. It started early this morning when Alaska introduced their inaugural price of $149. This afternoon, Hawaiian countered with an even lower fare. Here’s the deal: Updated 7/20/11. American and Delta have joined this […]
New Alaska Air Service and Sale Mark Aggressive Hawaii Expansion
Right on schedule, Alaska announced a new flight today between San Diego and Honolulu. It marks the ongoing rapid expansion into Hawaii by the Seattle based carrier, which now has eighteen direct flights to the islands from the U.S. Mainland. $149 Introductory Fare from San Diego to Honolulu The new flight will operate daily starting November 17. For seats […]
Allegiant One Step Closer to Hawaii Perhaps
I’m still following the proposed Hawaii service from Allegiant Travel, as well as moves by Alaska Air and Southwest. Today, Allegiant announced they’ve received approval to begin operating 757 aircraft. Prior to Hawaii, the company will use the planes on routes from Las Vegas to McAllen, Texas and Rockford, Illinois. In a nutshell, Allegiant is nearly half-way to Hawaii in […]
Has Allegiant Scrapped Hawaii Plans?
Breaking News. When Southwest confirmed plans to serve Hawaii, just one day after I suggested they would, it led me to speculate that they may have poked the proverbial pin into Allegiant’s Hawaii balloon. Now, new facts have come to light that may suggest a complete change in Allegiant’s plans. The recent evidence Allegiant appears to have disposed of the first two […]
Another Inter-Island Airline Possible
There’s yet another player rumored to be reconsidering Hawaii inter-island service. Two years ago I first suggested that Alaska Air was interested in becoming involved in the Hawaii inter-island market. And I believe that is even more true today. Alaska has since become the single most aggressive player in Hawaii’s skies today, opening more new Hawaii routes than any other […]
Southwest Hawaii Plans Move Forward Quickly
First, news that Southwest is now recruiting for an ETOPS Program Manager. This is only further indication that the news we broke prior to Southwest’s own announcement is correct. They do indeed have their sights firmly focused on Hawaii. Then today, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly made it official that the carrier is ordering 737-800s. He added that these plans […]
Will Southwest Fly Inter-Island?
Southwest is definitely reconsidering Hawaii, a story we broke one day prior to even their own CEO’s announcement last week. But could there be even more to it than meets the eye? If true, this might be one of the greatest boons to Hawaii tourism ever. What if Southwest’s plan is unconventional and includes service between the Hawaiian Islands? […]