Jetstar to reinstate Melbourne-Honolulu flights

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii tourism officials are looking forward to the return of Jetstar direct flights between Melbourne and Honolulu.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority says the Australian airline's decision to reinstate the seasonal route with two flights per week starting in December will provide $59.1 million in visitor spending and $6.4 million in tax revenue to the state.

Jetstar plans to increase service to three flights per week in the spring.

The tourism authority says the timing of the flight coincides with Australia's summer holiday season, which will help generate more spending and revenue for Hawaii.

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