Southwest Airlines announced service toÂ Hawaii this evening at their company ‘Spirit Party’. Service will begin in 2018. The airlineÂ also announced its intention to launch an application process for Federal Aviation Administration authorization for Extended Operations (ETOPS). Service details will be announced at a later date.
The ‘Spirit Party’ is a company-wide celebration of what makes the airline unique.Â This year, Southwest rented out Universal Studios in Hollywood for the evening.Â At the party, a large screen said, “Be here at eight sharp for big news.”Â CEO Gary Kelly made the announcement at 8pm PT sharp.