The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is forecasting a slight overall decline in available air seats on nonstop flights between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland over the next three months.
In its latest Air Seat Outlook, the HTA is calling for a 0.3% slip in total domestic airlift through the end of May.
Available seats on nonstop flights between Hawaii and the destination’s largest visitor source market, U.S. states west of the Rockies, are expected to dip 0.4% during the three-month period while lift from the U.S. East will likely slide 1.4%.
Significant year over year airlift losses through May are projected from cities like Bellingham, Wash. (off 11.8%), Chicago (off 11.9%) and Washington D.C. (off 36%).
International airlift to Hawaii, meanwhile, is expected to grow slightly, inching up .5% during the three-month stretch despite a projected 6.2% slide in air seats on nonstop flights between the Aloha State and Japan.