Earlier this week, it was announced that Jin Air will be partnering with Island Air to offer inner-island connections from Seoul, Korea. This Korean airline will also resume their flights from Honolulu to Seoul five times a week starting May 29th.
A recent article in the Honolulu StarAdvertiser noted mixed results for October but year-to-date numbers are all up.
A substantial portion of the low end of the Waikiki hotel inventory is being renovated and will dramatically reduce the number of hotel rooms in the economy segment.
The Hawaii hotel industry had a great summer and a particularly strong August. Given the continued growth in air seats we should see similar levels of RevPAR growth through the end of 2015.
The continued increase in airlift is more good news for the Hawaii visitor industry. Please note the article below. Airlift to Hawaii to rise 5 percent in the third quarter Jul 15, 2015, 1:00pm HST Hawaii’s tourism industry is on pace to have another record-breaking year and it’s being facilitated by growth in airlift to Hawaii. The Hawaii Tourism Authority is forecasting 4.9 percent year-over-year growth in scheduled nonstop air seats in the third quarter and a 6.6 percent increase for the first three quarters of the year. “Access to and from the Hawaiian Islands is essential to the sustainability of our visitor industry and we are pleased that we will continue to see growth in air seats through the third quarter of this year,” said George Szigeti, president and CEO of the HTA. “We will continue to work closely with our market contractors to ensure there is sufficient demand for travel to Hawaii to support these additional air seats.” All markets are forecasted to grow airlift to Hawaii in the third quarter except …