Domestic airlift to the Hawaiian Islands is forecast to increase nearly 8% through the three-month period ending Sept. 30.

The number of available seats on nonstop flights to Hawaii departing from U.S. states west of the Rockies, the destination’s largest source market, is expected to jump 8.4% through July, August and September, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) latest air seat capacity outlook.

Seats on flights from the U.S. East are projected to climb 4%.

Despite a nearly 6% increase in capacity on flights to Hawaii from Canada, the Aloha State’s fourth-largest source market, international airlift to the Islands is forecast to dip 3%, hampered by an 8.5% decline in lift from Japan.
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