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Southwest starts test flights to enter Hawaii market

  • (Video: Craig T. Kojima)

    Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara gives a tour of the newly renovated terminal at Daniel K. Inouye Airport in Honolulu. The terminal will more than likely be the home of Southwest Airlines.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Giving the shaka sign, Southwest Airlines captain Scott van Ooyen flew its first plane into Hawaii on Tuesday.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The new G-gates area will accommodate Southwest Airlines at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

Rock-concert-like cheers greeted Southwest Airlines at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Tuesday upon completion of its first test flight — a major finishing step in the company’s long-awaited entry into the Hawaii market. Read more

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