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Toluca blossoms with LCCs.

Congestion at Mexico City's famously crowded Benito Juarez International Airport and the emergence of Mexican LCCs have combined to make Toluca International, which handled a mere 5,673 annual passengers just five years ago, one of the world's most rapidly growing airports, according to Arthur D. Little.

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Toluca expects to process 450,000 passengers per month by the end of this year and is aiming to have facilities capable of handling up to 22 million annually by 2012, although officials concede it could take some years to reach that lofty figure. It welcomed 1.9 million travelers in 2006, a staggering jump of more than 2,000% over the 76,464 handled in 2005. …

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