Via Advertiser: News yesterday that Southwest Airlines might begin flights to Hawaii!
CEO Gary Kelly said the company will make a decision before the end of the year on whether to add larger Boeing 737-800 airplanes to its fleet, which would "bring us the opportunity to consider a destination like Hawaii."Â Kelly said the earliest Southwest could take delivery of the 737-800s would be 2012.
State tourism liaison Marsha Wienert:Â "With their network of flights, especially in the Midwest, it opens up a whole new market that has been virtually untapped for some time," she said.
"Keith Vieira, senior vice president for Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii, echoed the sentiment.Â "This opportunity with Southwest will enable us to better reach their