More than 2.4 million seats have been scheduled on nonstop flights to Hawaii during June, July and August, a decrease of 2.7% when compared with the same period in 2010, according to the latest Hawaii Tourism Authority air seats report.

Seats from the U.S. West were forecast to slip 1.6% year over year, while those from the U.S. East were forecast to plunge 28.5%.

According to the HTA estimates, substantial increases in lift are expected from San Jose, Calif., up 32.8%; Denver, up 36.9%; and Anchorage, up 117.5%.

Dramatic declines were forecast from Houston, down 49.8%, and Chicago, off 17.9%.

Seats on international flights from Japan were expected to drop 5.1%; however, those from Canada will likely increase 41.3%.

The Aloha State is also expected to see an increase of more than 80% in seats on flights from Seoul, South Korea, and a 41.9% surge on those from Sydney.

The HTA report is based on information in the Official Airline Guide flight schedules for May.
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