Thursday February 8, 2018
Figuring out the “X” factor for 2018.
After six consecutive years of record visitor arrivals, Hawaii soared into 2018 with solid forward momentum, fueled by a double-digit (+11 percent) increase in scheduled first quarter nonstop air seats to the state. Change is “in the air” in the year ahead with the launch of “South by Southwest” flights, as Southwest Airlines kicks off service; Air Asia X enters the eastbound market, Hawaiian Airlines provides travelers with a whole “neo” way to fly; and United Airlines makes the “Friendly Skies” even friendlier with a 25 percent increase in first quarter domestic flights to Hawaii! Find out what else is on the radar for Hawaii’s visitor industry at the PATA-TTRA 2018 Outlook and Economic Forecast Forum.