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Airports in Asia-Pacific recorded slower growth in passenger traffic than those in the Middle East in this year's first quarter, reflecting the latter's rising importance as a new air transport hub. 

Passenger traffic through Asia-Pacific airports including Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi from January-March rose by 6.4% year-on-year compared with 12.6% in the Middle East, said the Airports Council International (ACI).

Middle East airports including Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha also outperformed Asia-Pacific in terms of air cargo traffic over the period by rising 9.8% compared with a 1% drop in Asia-Pacific.

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