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Kona-Kahului route set on Southwest

Southwest Airlines announced Thursday the addition of new Hawaii routes, including one between Kahului Airport and Kona International Airport.

The once daily new nonstop service was set to begin Jan. 19, the news release said.

The airline is offering $29 one-way fares on the flight when booking before Aug. 22 for travel on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from Jan. 21 to March 4.

Southwest also has flights between Kahului and Honolulu, four times daily; Kahului and Oakland, twice daily; and Kahului and San Jose, Calif., once daily.

Other additions in Southwest’s “second wave” of flight announcements Thursday included Sacramento and Honolulu, Oakland and Kona, San Jose and Lihue, Oakland and Lihue, San Jose and Kona, Honolulu and Lihue and Honolulu and Hilo.

This will be the first time Southwest files into Lihue and Hilo International airports, the news release said. Hawaii service previously announced for San Diego will be addressed later, the airline said.

To book flights, go to www.southwest.com/?src=PRPRPRNMATADORNNR190805 or call (800) I-FLY-SWA (435-9792).