San Diego Business Journal

Southwest Airlines has added its first flight from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Honolulu. The flight, from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, marks the first time Southwest provides daily, nonstop service from SAN to Hawaii.

“We’ve been anticipating this route for many months and welcome Southwest’s new daily service to Honolulu,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority president and CEO. “There has always been high demand for leisure travel to both San Diego and Honolulu, and with a military presence in each city, a desired to visit friends and family. We appreciate Southwest’s continued investment in our city as they add Hawaii to their expanding list of nonstop markets from San Diego.”

Passengers traveling to Hawaii are encouraged to review the state’s travel policy as well as Southwest’s COVID-19 travel recommendations and procedures.

Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at or 858-634-4625.