The number of available seats on nonstop flights departing from the U.S. mainland for Hawaii is forecast to increase nearly 8% year-over-year during the three-month period ending Jan. 31.

Air lift on flights from Hawaii’s largest source market, U.S. states west of the Rockies, is expected to improve 7.8% year over year, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s latest air seat capacity outlook.

Seats on flights from the U.S. East are expected to increase 8%.

Meanwhile, international lift to Hawaii, hindered by a 7% decrease in seats from Japan, is forecast to remain essentially unchanged, the Authority said.

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