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Asia travel boom fuels airport-building growth

More budget carriers, new routes to meet demand from middle class

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Making way: Plans are underway for a full replacement of the Ninoy Aquino International in Manila, which is notorious for overcrowding and backward facilities. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[SINGAPORE] Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region. From China and India to the Philippines and Indonesia, the fast-

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