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Southwest Launches Inaugural Maui Service

April 7, 2019, 12:54 PM HST
* Updated April 9, 8:05 AM
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By Wendy Osher

SOUTHWEST LAUNCHES INAUGURAL SERVICE TO MAUI:

Southwest launches service for Maui on Sunday (April 7, 2019) with the 2 p.m. arrival of flight 5160 from Oakland International Airport (OAK) to Kahului (OGG).

Employees worked yesterday to make the large-scale lei for the arrival of the aircraft, which was delivered this morning.

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Maui born and raised Singer-Songwriter, Lily Meola is onboard the inaugural flight to welcome the carrier’s first Maui customers to her island.

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In partnership with Make-A-Wish® Hawaii, one special customer and her family are flying on a trip of a lifetime via Southwest’s new service.

The Maui/Oakland service will operate twice daily as of Wednesday, April 10.

Interisland service connecting Kahului Airport and Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) begins April 28 with four times daily service in each direction.

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On May 28, Southwest will begin daily service linking Maui and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC).

Southwest intends to announce details in the coming weeks for previously announced service for San Diego, Sacramento, and Līhue, on Kauaʻi.

Southwest inaugural Maui flight 4.7.19. PC: Wendy Osher.

Lily Meola aboard Southwest Airline’s inaugural Maui flight 4.7.19. PC: Wendy Osher.

Southwest inaugural Maui flight 4.7.19. PC: Wendy Osher.

Southwest inaugural Maui flight 4.7.19. PC: Wendy Osher.

Southwest inaugural Maui flight 4.7.19. PC: Wendy Osher.

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