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Kansai Airport to reduce reliance on South Korea routes

Operator inks deals to add Moscow, Zurich and Doha flights

OSAKA -- Kansai Airport near Osaka is launching more flights to Europe and the Middle East in an effort to branch out beyond Asia, which now makes up 91% of its international traffic.

Kansai Airport relies more heavily on Asian routes compared with other Japanese airports. Flights to and from China, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong alone account for 76% of international traffic, partly because the gateway aggressively courted Asian players for a budget-carrier-only terminal that opened in 2012.

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