World scheduled passenger airline traffic is expected to reach 3.71 trillion RPKs this year, up 7.6% compared to 3.44 trillion RPKs in 2004, followed by 6.5% growth in 2006 and 6.2% in 2007, according to ICAO's latest medium-term forecast. The strongest growth is expected from Middle East airlines, with an average annual growth rate of 10.9% over the three-year forecast period.

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