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British Airways is planning further expansion of its operations in the Middle East and Asia to offset slower growth in North America, which has traditionally been its mainstay, reported Gulf News. The Middle East remains one of the fastest growing sectors in the aviation world. As corporate business growth out of the UK into the Middle East has reached double figures in recent years. As a result, the airline has increased its Club World seats on its Boeing 747 flights from 38 to 55.