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Middle Eastern airports reported a 3.4 percent increase in the volume of passengers in June, with the slower than usual pace of improvement reflecting the timing of Ramadan.

According to Airports Council International, Asia Pacific once again delivered a notable 9.9 percent surge.

As for the first half of the year, both regions maintained strength and generated an increase of 8.8 percent over 2015.

During the six-month period, growth in the Middle East was largely driven by Doha and Muscat with traffic up 20.2 percent and 17.5 percent, respectively.

In terms of air freight, despite the sluggish global trade development, thanks to Dubai and Doha, the Middle East achieved a 5.5 percent rise, while Asia Pacific witnessed a 5.9 percent hike.