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Mideast airlines lead traffic growth

Middle Eastern carriers led the industry in traffic growth as regional airlines recorded the strongest year-on-year rate of growth for any region in May, data from the International Air Transport Association, or Iata, revealed on Monday.

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IndiGo set to consolidate Dubai, Muscat operations

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