Southwest Airlines Co. is reporting new non-stop service to Kauai will be available beginning on June 27th, 2021 from Los Angeles with introductory one-way fares as low as $129. Additionally, Southwest is also reporting new non-stop service to Kauai from Phoenix beginning on September 7th, 2021 and from Las Vegas on September 8th, 2021 (both with introductory one-way fares as low as $159). In a May 13th, 2021 press release, Southwest Airlines stated:
Alongside established Hawaii service at five other California airports, these three additional gateways with nonstop service to multiple airports in the Hawaiian Islands now give Southwest Customers in 40+ cities on the mainland low-fare connecting or same-plane access to Hawaii this summer with a value, flexibility, and comfort that only Southwest provides to every Customer on every flight.
Customers may visit Southwest.com to learn more about the differences of flying to and from Hawaii with Southwest, and to book these new flights with travel as soon as June 6, 2021, on some routes. For some markets in California, Customers can travel beginning June 8, 2021, with fares as low as $129 one-way (purchase by 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time on May 14, 2021, number of seats and days of the week are limited, travel dates for markets vary, see both complete flight schedule details and, below, complete fare rules).
“We’re building on an era of affordability that Southwest initiated for Hawaii air travel. These new flights bring Hawaii service closer to more of our Customers who live near airports across the West, and make it possible to choose Southwest to fly between the Aloha State and cities as far east as Nashville, without spending an entire overnight in the air,” said Andrew Watterson, Chief Commercial Officer & Executive Vice President for Southwest Airlines. “We believe Southwest offers an economy product to Hawaii, which Customers will find comfortable and seating with ample legroom for all*, free onboard entertainment for all, flexible policies for all, and our multi-award winning warmth of Hospitality seamlessly aligns with the Aloha Spirit.”
All Southwest flights to Hawaii operate on 737-800 and MAX aircraft with most seats offering a 32-inch pitch, 17.8-inch width, and 2-inch recline, reports Southwest.