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Smaller planes in demand in Asia

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SINGAPORE - Smaller passenger planes are increasingly in demand in Asia as budget carriers cash in on the region's growing middle classes by expanding their reach to less prominent cities, industry executives say. 

Bombardier Q400 NexGen plane is on static dispaly at Singapore Airshow. Smaller passenger planes are increasingly in demand in Asia as budget carriers expand their reach to smaller cities in a deepening travel boom. (AFP photo)

So-called ''regional'' jets - short to medium-haul aircraft that generally seat under 100 passengers - were among the best-sellers at the Singapore Airshow which ended at the weekend.

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