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Sabrina LoPiccolo
Senior Communications Specialist
T: 619.400.2454
M: 619.929.9277
slopicco@san.org

Nicole Hall
Senior Communications Specialist
T: 619.400.2859
M: 858.531.2863
nhall@san.org

After hours and weekends please email comms@san.org or call the Airport Communications Center at 619.400.2710

Southwest Airlines Marks Inaugural Flight to Honolulu from San Diego International Airport

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Southwest Airlines Marks Inaugural Flight to Honolulu from San Diego International Airport

Today marks Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Honolulu, Hawaii via Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). This is the first time Southwest has provided 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 desire 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 which includes a pre-travel testing program, the Mandatory State of Hawaii Travel and Health Form, and temperature screening upon arrival. Passengers are also encouraged to review Southwest’s COVID-19 travel recommendations and procedures.

SAN recently achieved Airports Council International’s (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation for its “Let’s Go Safely” program which prioritizes the health and safety of passengers, employees and the community through a number of modifications and improvements at the airport. Health and safety modifications that have been implemented throughout the terminals, Rental Car Center, Parking Plaza, and Airport Authority administration building include increased cleaning of high touch points, electrostatic spraying, signage on preventive health measures, floor decals and seat separation signage to queue six-foot social distance, hand sanitizer stations, Plexiglas sneeze guards in certain public spaces, and facial coverings required on all airport property. To learn more about what SAN is doing to ensure the health and safety of its customers, please visit san.org/gosafely.

For available flight days and times, please visit southwest.com.

ABOUT SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

San Diego International Airport (SAN) offers nonstop service to about 70 destinations in the continental U.S., Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada. In operation since 1928, the airport celebrated more than 90 years of service to the San Diego region in 2018. The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority has managed the airport since 2003. The Airport Authority plans for and provides air transportation services to the region with safe, effective facilities that exceed customer expectations.

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