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Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM - For Immediate Release

Southwest launches new nonstop from Sacramento International Airport to Honolulu

SACRAMENTO – It’s now easier than ever to get to the Hawaiian Islands from Sacramento. Southwest Airlines’ new nonstop flight from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) officially began service today, November 10, following a week of celebrations at Fremont Park in Sacramento. 

These new flights join Alaska Airlines’ and Hawaiian Airlines’ current nonstop service to Honolulu, Maui and Kona International Airport (KOA). Southwest’s flight service to Kahului Airport (OGG) in Maui will begin in March.

“Southwest Airlines provides our customers with another opportunity to find competitively priced nonstops to Hawaii, a destination in high demand from Sacramento,” says Director Cindy Nichol, Sacramento County Department of Airports. “This new service, coupled with the success of flights to Hawaii on Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines, demonstrates this region’s demand for easy access to the islands.”

The daily Southwest flight to Honolulu will leave Sacramento at 10:50 a.m. and return at 2:10 p.m. Whether travelers are looking to relax on the beach, get active outdoors or experience the state’s diverse culture, the Hawaiian Islands are a popular year-round destination.

The inaugural flight left SMF with a true island send off, including traditional Hawaiian dancers, cookies from Hawaii based Diamond Cookie Company and goodies from the Southwest Heart Cart.

“We’ve now added Honolulu as a Southwest heading on our full compass of destinations for Sacramento Customers,” Andrew Watterson, Southwest Airlines Chief Revenue Officer & Executive Vice President said before the inaugural departure boarded. “We’re so pleased Hawaii journeys are now possible nonstop from Sacramento with our world famous Hospitality where Bags Fly Free and change fees never fly.”


The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit