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Mena region aviation is world’s fastest growing

Etihad Airways' CEO James Hogan said the Middle East and North Africa region's air passenger and cargo traffic will grow 7% a year through 2011, the fastest pace in the world, reported Bloomberg. He said the key drivers of the growth are trade and tourism. Ten Middle Eastern airports are investing $37bn to boost capacity to accommodate an additional 318 million passengers a year by 2012, he said.