Air seats down from mainland to Hawaii

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 6%.

The number of visitors to the destination from the U.S. dropped 0.6% during the same period.

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