China has overtaken Japan as the largest air travel market in Asia and is second only to the US in terms of total scheduled departing seats, according to a new report from the ITTC consultancy division of Airclaims, which is headed by Peter Morris, former IATA chief economist. "Until 2003, Japan was the most important Asia/Pacific country for scheduled airline operations," the report states. But in 2004, China moved ahead on the basis of 22% growth to around 180 million departing seats and ...

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