Airline seat capacity outlook good for Hawaii

Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Tourism Authority anticipates airline seat capacity to the islands to exceed peak 2007 levels.

The authority's outlook for the third quarter of 2012 released Monday forecasts exceeding that peak by 2.6 percent.

Total scheduled seat capacity to Hawaii is expected to climb 12.6 percent during the July through September period, compared with the same period last year.

The increase is attributed to a growth in domestic and international flights, including new routes from New York City and Washington, D.C.

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