Southwest Hawaii Update

As of seven/23/20. At this time’s Southwest Hawaii updates are fascinating in a number of methods. Right here’s what we’ve realized just lately in six bullet factors and extra beneath.

This comes because the airline simply reported a $915 million loss up to now quarter as in contrast with a $714 million revenue final yr. Gary Kelly, Southwest Airways CEO stated earlier in the present day that. “It’s virtually inconceivable to plan proper now.” He went on to name the restoration “a saw-toothed slog,” including “We all know sufficient now that we’ve received a protracted, lengthy solution to go.”  So here’s what we will report for now.

1. Southwest Hawaii flights are set to renew usually on September 1, if the State of Hawaii permits guests to bypass the 14-day quarantine through testing. Do not forget that by way of August, a compulsory 14-day isolation is required for all arrivals in Hawaii. See what would possibly occur then.

2. Journey on Southwest can now be booked by way of January 4, 2021. The airline stated, “We shouldn’t have a date for our subsequent schedule extension” past January 4.

3. For elevated security and confidence, Southwest will depart center seats open by way of not less than October. All passengers over 2 should put on masks on board. Southwest is at present testing the usage of thermal cameras and has requested the TSA to tackle that accountability.

4. Southwest and different airways are persevering with to switch their schedules primarily based on presumed journey resumption dates. Please examine the airline’s web site instantly for the most recent schedules, as these can change regularly.

5. Till August 31, the one Southwest Hawaii flights working are ones deemed “important flights.” These are principally comprised of restricted companies between Oakland/San Jose and Honolulu/Maui plus inter-island flights.

6. Plans for the Boeing 737 MAX fleet’s return to schedule has simply been up to date too. See CEO Gary Kelly’s newest on that beneath.

Newest Southwest Hawaii routes and frequencies:

OAKLAND: Honolulu (2 each day ongoing); Maui (2 each day beginning 9/1); Kona (1 each day beginning 9/1); Kauai (1 each day beginning 9/1)

SAN JOSE: Honolulu (1 each day ongoing); Maui (1 each day beginning 9/1); Kona (1 each day beginning 9/1); Lihue (1 each day beginning 9/1).

SACRAMENTO: Honolulu (1 each day beginning 9/1); Maui (1 each day beginning 9/1).

SAN DIEGO: Honolulu (1 each day beginning 9/1).

HONOLULU: Oakland (2 each day ongoing); San Jose (1 each day beginning 9/1) Sacramento (1 each day beginning 9/1); San Diego (1 each day beginning 9/1); Interisland: Maui, Kona, Lihue, Hilo (Four each day ongoing).

MAUI: Oakland (2 each day beginning 9/1); San Jose (1 each day beginning 9/1); Sacramento (1 each day beginning 9/1); Interisland: Honolulu (Four each day ongoing), Kona (1 each day ongoing).

KONA: Oakland (1 each day beginning 9/1); San Jose (1 each day beginning 9/1); Interisland: Honolulu (Four each day ongoing); Maui (1 each day ongoing).

KAUAI: Oakland (1 each day beginning 9/1); San Jose (1 each day beginning 9/1); Interisland: Honolulu (Four each day ongoing).

HILO: Interisland: Honolulu (Four each day ongoing).

737 MAX return replace.

The FAA stated this week it is going to seemingly situation an airworthiness directive within the “close to future.” That might be adopted by a 45-day public remark interval. Thus, it’s seemingly that the planes might be permitted to return to the air in October or quickly thereafter.

Till then, Southwest will proceed utilizing 737-800 planes for Hawaii flights.

Will Southwest Hawaii enlargement ever resume and, if that’s the case, when and the place?

Additional Southwest Hawaii enlargement stays not sure throughout these turbulent instances. If and when Hawaii enlargement resumes, the next is our listing of doable enlargement cities, within the order of probability.

Phoenix
Las Vegas
Denver
Burbank
Salt Lake Metropolis.
Spokane
Albuquerque

Be aware that we’ve moved Los Angeles from prone to now be uncertain, whereas Orange County will merely by no means occur.

Up to date. 7/23/20.

Photograph credit score: SWA.

 

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