Taoyuan airport posts record passenger traffic in 2016

Taiwan Today
Date: December 26,2016

Annual passenger traffic at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport topped 40 million Dec. 13 for the first

Premier Lin Chuan (center) and other officials launch a special exhibition celebrating TTIA’s record passenger traffic Dec. 24 in northern Taiwan’s Taoyuan City. (Courtesy of Executive Yuan)

time in the facility’s 37-year history, with the figure expected to rise 9.09 percent year on year to 42 million by the end of 2016, according to airport officials.

In a special exhibition held Dec. 24 at the northern Taiwan gateway celebrating the milestone, Premier Lin Chuan noted the achievement moved TTIA into the top of five categories in the benchmarking system utilized by the Montreal-based Airport Council International to assess facilities around the world.

“When the airport metro system commences operations early next year, TTIA will gain even more international exposure,” Lin said. “The government will continue enhancing public transportation and implement other infrastructure projects so that TTIA becomes the pride of Taiwan and Asia.”

The premier also highlighted areas where TTIA needs to improve, including addressing problems in the design and operations of Terminal 2. He also said airport authorities must ensure that the expansion of Terminal 2 and construction of Terminal 3 remain on schedule, urging enhanced exchanges with global counterparts so as to improve management practices.    [FULL  STORY]

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