Phenomenal growth in passenger traffic across Asia, particularly from low-cost carriers, has fueled demand for bigger airports. The authorities, however, have failed to address this need, leading to flight delays and slot constraints. Nearly every major capital city airport in Southeast Asia has issues with congestion. The most notable examples are Singapore Changi, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International. “When you start hearing stories about congestion at ...

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