TWO PRIMARY OBSERVATIONS STRIKE a visitor to eight-year-old Seoul Incheon International. One is its modernity, both architecturally and in terms of passenger amenities; one feels as if he is in a futuristic shopping mall as much as an airport. The other is that it is not very crowded. ICN handled 30 million passengers in 2008, down 4% from 2007, and does not rank among the 30 busiest passenger airports in the world or in Asia's top half-dozen, according to Airports Council International. ...

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