Taoyuan breaks passenger record

TAIPEI, 12 January 2017: Annual passenger traffic at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport topped 42 million in 2016 improving 9.09%.

According to government-owned Taoyuan International Airport Corp, which manages the facility, annual passenger traffic has been growing steadily for the past five years.

The 2016 performance was a record for the 37-year old airport.

inside no 9During the year the airport also attracted six budget carriers from Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam began services to the airport in 2016.

At a special exhibition, held Christmas Eve at the northern Taiwan gateway, Premier Lin Chuan noted the achievement moved TTIA into the top of five categories in the benchmarking system used by the Montreal-based Airport Council International to assess facilities around the world.

“When the airport metro system commences operations early next year, TTIA will gain even more international exposure,” Lin said. “The government will continue enhancing public transportation and implement other infrastructure projects so that TTIA becomes the pride of Taiwan and Asia.”

The premier also highlighted areas where TTIA needs to improve, including addressing problems in the design and operations of Terminal II. He also said airport authorities must ensure that the expansion of Terminal II and construction of Terminal III remain on schedule, urging enhanced exchanges with global counterparts so as to improve management practices.

(Source: Taiwan Today)