Domestic air seats to Hawaii expected jump double digits through July


Available seats on nonstop flights departing from the U.S. mainland for Hawaii are forecast to jump nearly 11% year over year during the three-month period ending July 31.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is expecting a more than 10% increase in airlift from its largest source market, U.S. states west of the Rockies, while calling for a 15.6% surge in seats on nonstop flights arriving to the Islands from the U.S. East.

Additional seat capacity forecast from Chicago, up 32%, Atlanta, up 27%, and Dallas, up 18%, is expected to bolster figures from U.S. states east of the Rockies.

The HTA expects total airlift to Hawaii to improve 8% through the three-month period ending July 31, hampered somewhat by a 2.9% decline in seats from Japan, the Aloha State’s largest international market.

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