HONOLULU -- Route cuts and equipment changes caused the number of
air seats from the U.S. mainland to Hawaii to drop 3.8% during the
first five months of the year compared with last year, according to
the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau.
The number of seats on Delta dropped 25% during the period;
United seats dropped 15.8%, and Continental dropped 6%.
On a more positive note, the number of seats on Aloha flights
increased 51%; TWA seats increased 60%; Hawaiian 10%, and American
The number of visitors to the destination from the U.S. dropped
0.6% during the same period.