Air seats on nonstop flights between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland are forecast to increase through December, January and February, climbing 6% over the same three-month period a year prior.

Available air seats between the Islands and the U.S. West, Hawaii’s largest source market, are expected to climb 5.8% over the next three months, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) most recent Air Seat Capacity Outlook.

Seats from the U.S. East, meanwhile, will likely jump 7.2% through the end of February.  

Significant improvement is expected from domestic gateways like San Francisco, up 22%; Seattle, up 14%; and San Diego, up 14.7%.

The HTA is forecasting international seats to Hawaii will decline, however, dropping 1.4% year over year through February.

Seats on nonstop flights from Japan, Hawaii’s largest foreign source market, are projected to sink 5.7% over the next three months.

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