updated 9/12/2008 12:40:48 PM ET 2008-09-12T16:40:48

Delta Air Lines Inc. is restoring several flights to Hawaii from the mainland it had canceled earlier this year, Hawaii tourism officials said Friday.

The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau said a flight from Los Angeles to Kauai and Hawaii's Big Island, as well as one from Atlanta to Honolulu, are being put back on the schedule because of increased demand.

Pointing to the addition by Delta, the tourism bureau disputed claims that there is a shortage of flights from the mainland to the islands since the closure of Aloha and ATA Airlines in April.

A Delta spokesman was not immediately available for comment early Friday.

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