By: Central News Agency
Taipei, Sept. 24 (CNA) Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is planning to introduce several new procedures that are likely to expand its capacity to 45 million passengers per year by 2018, as it seeks to deal with an estimated 10 percent annual growth in passenger traffic, the airport operator said Thursday.
The focus will be mainly on improving boarding efficiency by installing more self-service facilities for passenger check-in processing and bag drops, said Fei Hourng-jiun, chief executive officer of Taoyuan Airport Corp. For instance, up to 10 bag drop kiosks could be installed at Taipei Main Station when the new MRT line between Taipei and the Taoyuan airport opens next March, he said. That would allow passengers to check their luggage even before they arrive at the airport, and has the potential to increase the airport’s annual capacity by 1 million passengers, Fei said. [FULL STORY]