By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport could see record passenger numbers between Jan. 17 and Feb. 4 because of Lunar New Year holiday travel, according to the airport management company.
Average passenger visits could hit 160,000 per day in the period that includes the Jan. 23-29 holiday, up 4.6 percent from the average seen around last Lunar New Year, according to the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Co. (TIAC).
During peak travel periods, expected between Jan. 22-24 and Jan. 28-Feb. 1, the country's main gateway could handle over 163,000 passengers each day, the company said.
The traffic surge around the Lunar New Year could be attributed to 1,423 extra flights, which account for 9.2 percent of the total flights between Jan. 17 and Feb. 4, it said.