Government mulling construction of new Terminal 1 at Taoyuan airport

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/23/2020
By: Wang Shu-fen and Evelyn Kao

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Taipei, Aug. 23 (CNA) The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Sunday that it will assess whether to dismantle and rebuild the 40-year-old Terminal 1 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, when it completes the construction of a third terminal.

Terminal 1, which opened in 1979, was renovated and expanded in 2010, after which its annual passenger volume increased from 12 million to 15 million, according to the MOTC.

Currently, the process is underway for the phased construction of a third terminal, which will start early next year and will be ready for service in 2025, after which it will be able to process 20 million passengers per year, according to the MOTC.

When Terminal 3 is completed, an assessment will be made on whether to rebuild Terminal 1, the ministry said.    [FULL  STORY]

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