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The Nation

The strike by pilots of United Airlines, which normally carries more than half of Hawaii’s tourist traffic, cost the state’s tourism industry $76 million and 349 jobs, according to state estimates. The jobless included 114 United employees, as well as hotel, restaurant and tour company workers, according to state figures. Hawaii estimated it will have lost $76 million in tourist spending between May 16, when the strike began, and July 1, when United is expected to restore normal service to Hawaii.


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