Southwest has begun selling tickets for its long-awaited Hawaii service.

The carrier’s first Hawaii route, between Oakland and Honolulu, launches as daily service on March 17 and then becomes twice daily on March 24.

That service is among four nonstop Hawaii routes. Southwest will commence daily Oakland-Maui flights on April 7, switching to twice daily on April 10. Daily San Jose-Honolulu flights begin May 5. Daily service between San Jose and Maui begins May 26.

The carrier has also begun ticket sales on two intra-island routes. Southwest will begin flying four times daily from Honolulu to Maui on April 28, then will fly four times daily between Honolulu and Kona on the Big Island on May 12. The start of Honolulu-Kona flying will facilitate one-stop connecting itineraries from Oakland and San Jose to the Big Island. 

Through the end of the day (Pacific time) on March 5, Southwest is selling steeply discounted tickets to Hawaii for flying through June 19, including nonstops to Honolulu and Maui, for as low as $49 one-way. 

The carrier's commencement of sales for Hawaii service came on the heels of Southwest receiving Extending Operation Service (ETOPS) approval from the FAA last Wednesday. 

Southwest said it will announce plans for Hawaii flights from San Diego and Sacramento, as well as flights to Kauai, in the coming weeks. 

With its launch of Hawaii flights, Southwest will join United, Alaska, Hawaiian, American and Delta in the market.

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