Southwest Airlines is adding another destination in Hawaii but has not revealed the timing or flight details.
The airline, which began flights to Hawaii in March, plans to offer interisland flights to Hilo International Airport, on the island of Hawaii or “Big Island.” Flights from the mainland to Hilo will not be offered. Travelers will have to connect in Honolulu.
Hilo is on the east side of the island. Most visitors to the island of Hawaii fly into Kona International Airport on the west side. The Hilo airport is the closest airport to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a popular tourist attraction. The park was temporarily closed a year ago because of a major volcanic eruption, and some parts remain closed.
Southwest announced the Hilo flights as it launched its first interisland flights to Kona on Sunday. The airline offers flights between Honolulu and Kona. Passengers from the mainland U.S. can book tickets to Kona with a stop in Honolulu.
Hawaiian Airlines and other carriers already offer service to Kona and Hilo…