More Airline flights to Hawaii will increase tourism arrivals
Hawaii will benefit from additional air capacity
The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has released its Airline Seat Capacity Outlook Report for the second quarter of 2012 and total scheduled seat capacity to the state is expected to climb to 5.8% over the same period last year.
Total scheduled seat capacity growth will be show gains from US West and all of Hawaii’s major international source markets. This projection is based on flights appearing in OAG and Sabre airline schedules as of March 2012.
Highlights from the report:
Scheduled seats from Japan are expected to increase 20.8% in the second quarter of 2012. Increased capacity, mainly due to seats from Osaka (44.7%) and Nagoya (51.6%), and new Honolulu to Fukuoka flights by Delta and Hawaiian Airlines.
Air service additions by Air Canada and WestJet are expected to grow nonstop seats from Canada to Hawai‘i by 3.9% in the second quarter of 2012 over the same period of last year. A 9.7% increase in seats from Vancouver is expected to more than off-set year-over-year decreases in flights from Calgary (-26.4%) and Edmonton (-25.3%).
Asia except Japan is expected to continue to be Hawaii’s fastest growing region for scheduled air seats during the April through June 2012 period, with anticipated gains from South Korea (+22.9%) and China Eastern Airlines flights from Shanghai to Honolulu.
Oceania, resulted in gains from Australia (16.4%) and New Zealand (10.2%) New Zealand is Hawaii's second fastest growing region with air seats expected to grow 15.7% in the second quarter of 2012.
Scheduled second quarter seats from the US West region are expected to rise 2.8%, with significant increases in capacity from Oakland (83.8%), San Diego (46.9%) and San Jose (97.7%)
American Airlines deletion of nonstop service from Chicago will result to a decrease of 12.3% from the US East region in the second quarter.
Hawaiian Airlines nonstop flights from New York and United Airlines’ non stops from Newark and their new flight from Washington, DC in June, along with the resumption of American Airlines’ Chicago flights during the peak summer travel season will generate more increase.
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