Domestic air capacity to Hawaii forecast to remain flat through May


Available air seats on nonstop flights to Hawaii from the U.S. mainland are expected to increase only slightly during the three-month period ending May 31, inching up less than 1% year over year, to more than 1.8 million.

Airlift to the Hawaiian Islands from the destination’s largest source market, U.S. states west of the Rockies, is forecast to grow by 1% through March, April and May, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s most recent Air Seat Outlook.

Seats on nonstop flights originating in states east of the Rockies are likely to decline, however, slipping less than a percentage point when compared with the same three-month period in 2013.

Boosted by an increase from available seats on nonstop international flights to the islands, overall air capacity to Hawaii is forecast to grow nearly 3% during the three-month period ending May 31.
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