FAA OKs California-Hawaii flights for Southwest

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 takes off as another taxis in the north runway complex at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

KAILUA-KONA — Southwest Airlines plans to announce its inaugural flights to Hawaii when it publishes its schedule in the coming days after the Federal Aviation Administration gave the airline approval to run flights between California and the islands.