1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to footer


Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 12:19 PM - For Immediate Release

Southwest Selects Sacramento Intl To Be Among First Airports Serving Hawaii In Fall 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has learned Southwest (WN) has selected it to be among the first California airports to offer nonstop service to the Hawaiian Islands this fall.

“We are honored to have been selected by Southwest to be among the initial mainland gateway airports to Hawaii,” said Mark Haneke, manager of air service development and marketing for the Sacramento County Department of Airports. “We look forward to learning Southwest’s planned launch dates and routes very soon. We welcome Southwest’s new service in addition to our existing nonstop service to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines and to Maui on Alaska Airlines.”

Southwest did not specify destinations or launch dates. The airline has previously stated it intends to fly to Oahu, Kauai, the Island of Hawaii, and Maui, and to offer intra-island flights.

Scheduled service to Hawaii could start as soon as early November, subject to FAA approval, Haneke said.

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