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The head of New Kansai International Airport Co. said he will try to increase the number of connecting flights from the Osaka area to Southeast Asia because the sharp fall in passengers on Chinese routes is expected to continue.

“The downturn in the number of passengers using Chinese services (from Kansai International Airport) may continue until around next summer,” because of Japan’s strained ties with China over the Senkakus sovereignty clash, Keiichi Ando, 61, said Thursday.

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