Southwest Airlines expands Hawaii service at Oakland International Airport
Kona and Lihue nonstop service now offered on Southwest
Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 22, 2020: Adding to its existing service to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, Southwest Airlines has added two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK). Nonstop flights to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii commenced service Sunday, January 19, and Lihue, Kauai, launched just yesterday.
Service to Kona (KOA) operates four times weekly – on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Service to Lihue (LIH) flies three times weekly, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Both routes will operate daily beginning March 7, 2020.
Southwest launched its long-awaited Hawaii service in March 2019 to both Honolulu, Oahu and Kahului, Maui.
Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis, said, “OAK is incredibly pleased to join our partners at Southwest in offering this expanded service to the Hawaiian Islands. As the very first mainland airport to offer Southwest’s service to Hawaii, each evolution of this greatly anticipated service is a value added for our customers.”
Southwest’s warm weather destinations from Oakland will increase yet again when service to the popular Mexico Beach markets of Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and San José del Cabo (SJD) in Mexico resumes on March 6th, 2020.
This spring, OAK will have as many as six daily nonstops to Hawaii on Southwest, and up to 13 daily including flights on Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines.
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the most centrally-located airport in the 7.7M population Bay Area region, and closest airport to the region’s wealth of business and tourism venues. Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 nonstop destinations is offered on 12 different airline brands – four of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region and over a million jobs across the United States. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visit www.oaklandairport.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Keonnis R. Taylor, Airport Spokesperson