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Tickets on sale from $49 for new Southwest Airlines Hawaii flights beginning March 17

March 04, 2019 / Dawn Gilbertson

The initial flights will be between Oakland and Honolulu, with additional flights from Oakland and flights between San Jose and Honolulu, Kona and Maui added in April and May. Tickets are available on Southwest's website for the new routes. Introductory fares start at $49 one way for travel into mid-June, according to Southwest's website. The cheapest fares are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and are likely to sell out quickly. Fares for peak summer travel range from $189-$214 each way. The airline didn't formally announced the start of ticket sales but quietly launched a Hawaii ticket portal. Southwest last year announced that it planned to fly to Hawaii from four California cities: San Diego, Sacramento, San Jose and Oakland. The long-awaited details come after the airline received Federal Aviation Administration approval for long over-water flights last week. The last major hurdle — six test flights to and from Hawaii