By: Bien Chi-feng and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIAC) is suspending plans to build a fourth terminal at the airport after feeling that too many projects are already underway and any more construction would spoil the airport experience for travelers.
TIAC Vice President Wen Yung-sung (溫永松) said Sunday that work is already proceeding on expanding Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s second terminal and preparing to build a third terminal, and starting construction on a fourth terminal could affect service quality.
TIAC announced last year that it was planning to build a “smart terminal” — known as the fourth terminal — on the site of Terminal 1’s first parking lot to help absorb the surge of travelers who pack into the first and second terminal buildings during peak hours.
According to TIAC, the first and second terminals have a combined capacity of 32 million passengers a year, but in 2014 they handled 34 million travelers. [FULL STORY]