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More than 700 airlines are using the Middle East’s 1,200 airports. In 2010 alone, 150 million passengers were handled in the region. In under ten years, the figure is expected to reach 400 million passengers.

There may have been a slowdown in air travel resulting from the global downturn; however, Middle Eastern airports have proven resilient and are seeing a steady improvement.

By 2020, passenger flows at Middle East airports will more than double. To meet the demand, the Gulf’s leading national carriers will spend more than $260 billion. Charlotte Kan reports

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