A historical moment for Southwest Airlines as its first passenger flight touched down at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Sunday afternoon.
The Klan family from Erie, Pennsylvania are big fans of the airline. They've been on the last 30 inaugural flights. Today, they added one more. 

"If we're gonna fly, we might as well be the first passengers in and experience a huge party like we're having today," Tim Klan, passenger on inaugural flight, said.

The plane came from Oakland International Airport with 156 passengers on board. 
Inside, hula, music and a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony celebrated a milestone for the low-cost carrier. 
Kayla Thompson and her friends live in Texas. They are visiting Honolulu for the first time because of the introductory $49 one-way deals. 

"We had to get it within the first 30 minutes because they sold out very fast," Thompson said. 

"I've actually wanted to come to Hawaii for a long time because it was my grandpa's favorite place in the world so it's kind of special for me to get to see everything that he saw," Brytani Davis, visiting from Texas, said. 

The airline says low ticket prices are here to stay. 

"We are absolutely in this for the long run. We ain't going anywhere. We're here to compete and we're here to win," Tom Nealon, Southwest Airlines president, said.

The governor welcomes the airline, he hopes it'll give the state an economic boost.

"I really look forward to Southwest doing really well in the islands. I know they'll add value and choices to our residents as well as visitors," Gov. David Ige said.

Southwest said it'll announce service from Hawaii to other California cities like San Diego and Sacramento. Even inter-island service to Lihue on Kauai in the coming weeks.
The first neighbor island flight between Honolulu and Kahului on Maui will start on April 28.