By: Bien Chin-feng and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Jan. 27 (CNA) A total of 115,951 inbound and outbound passengers were expected to pass through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan’s main gateway, on Lunar New Year’s Eve on Friday, a relatively steep fall from a day earlier.
The estimate would be nearly 10,000 more than the 106,328 passengers handled by the airport in 2016 but down nearly 15,000 from Thursday’s numbers, the airport said.
The number of inbound and outbound passengers traveling for the Lunar New Year holiday started to spike on Thursday, when the airport handled 130,754 passengers, less than 1,000 more that passed through the airport two days before Lunar New Year’s Day last year. [FULL STORY]