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Report: United scaling back D.C. nonstop service

Wednesday - 4/10/2013, 4:06am  ET

HONOLULU (AP) -- United Airlines has decided to cut back its nonstop service between Hawaii and Washington, D.C., from daily to once a week at the end of the summer.

United told The Associated Press the cutback will last from Aug. 27 to Dec 18, with flights on Saturday only in each direction. The service will return to daily on Dec 19.

An airline spokeswoman said the reduction comes during what's traditionally a slower travel period.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority plans to meet this week with United executives in Chicago to discuss the issue.

The nation's capital has traditionally been a good source of Hawaii visitors.

The move by United came just days after Allegiant Travel decided to end all but two of its new Hawaii routes at the end of the summer, describing the others as seasonal.

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