Southwest Airlines to begin flying to Hawaii!

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Southwest Airlines will begin service to Hawaii, with tickets going on sale in 2018. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon by Southwest Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly during an employee party.

Southwest officials say they're not quite ready to share details of the flight schedule, but said they'll begin the necessary work of obtaining FAA approval to begin operations between the mainland and the Hawaiian islands.

"Hawaii is an important place for Southwest Airlines because so many people count on us to take them everywhere they want to go reliably and affordably. We're ready and excited to address a request we've heard for years," said Kelly.

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