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Aviation hub Taoyuan airport on the rise

Aviation hub Taoyuan airport on the rise

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Aiming to be the key aviation hub in the Asia-Pacific region, Taoyuan International Airport not only allows passengers to reach more than 166 destinations but also offers a wide range of Asian food. By providing user-friendly facilities and diverse delicacies, passengers can have an amazing travel experience upon their visit. Special events have been organized for the 40th anniversary of Taoyuan Airport. With ideal geographic location and well-developed regional Asian network, the airport will become the most suitable and convenient hub to connect North East Asia with South East Asia, and North America with South East Asia.

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Aiming to be the key aviation hub in the Asia-Pacific region, Taoyuan International Airport not only allows passengers to reach more than 166 destinations but also offers a wide range of Asian food. By providing user-friendly facilities and diverse delicacies, passengers can have an amazing travel experience upon their visit. Special events have been organized for the 40th anniversary of Taoyuan Airport. With ideal geographic location and well-developed regional Asian network, the airport will become the most suitable and convenient hub to connect North East Asia with South East Asia, and North America with South East Asia.

New Destination Incentive and Marketing Support

Last year was a fruitful year to the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. With anticipated consistent growth in Asia and increasing outbound and inbound demand, the passenger traffic of the airport has reached a record high of 46.53 million in 2018. It has successfully secured new direct routes to Ontario, Chiang Mai, Muan, Clark, Saga, Kitakyushu, Auckland and Seri Begawan 2018 and to Cam Ranh, Vladivostok, Aomori and Matsuyama in 2019, giving passengers more travel options in Asia-Pacific region and another gateway to Los Angeles. In terms of new carriers, it has welcomed Air France, Thai AirAsia, Air New Zealand and Royal Brunei to return to the market, while StarFlyer as the most recent new entrant. Taoyuan Airport aims to create extensive regional network by increasing capacity to secondary cities in North East Asia and South East Asia, along with adding new connections to India, Europe, Australia and USA to further enhance network diversity. In terms of new routes, the airport looks forward to adding connectivity to Munich, Milan, Barcelona and Stockholm in Europe, and Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata in India. It currently offers new destination incentive and marketing support to attract new entrant carriers and encourage carriers to open new scheduled services from Taoyuan Airport. Both programs have been launched in 2017, reviewing on a yearly basis. And it is pleased to see EVA Air’s new service to Milan and a new Taiwanese carrier, STARLUX is set to fly.

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T2 to Increase Capacity by 5 Million

The extension to Terminal 2 has added additional 5 million capacities per annum to the airport. By enlarging two wings of the terminal building, it creates more space for group check-in services, adding more shops and restaurants. A brand new observation deck is also built to offer visitors a close look at the busy airport operation. As the airport is keen to create smart travel experiences and speedy immigration Inspection, 26 self-bag dropping facilities, E-Gate and F-Gate services, along with a home-to-plane luggage service and In-Town Check-In (ITCI) have been installed in terminals and the A1 Taipei Main station of the Airport MRT. In addition, terminal 3 is set to be completed by 2023 and commence operation in 2024. The completion of Terminal 3 will add 45 million passengers per annum with 27 boarding gates, which relieve the pressure caused by the fast growing passenger traffic. These significant changes and services have shortened travelers’ waiting time and reduced travelers’ burden.

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Experience Taiwanese Culture and Cuisine

As the gateway of Taiwan, Taoyuan Airport is a friendly environment that conveys Taiwan’s cultural charms and provides visitors with their first experience of the nation. Walking between gates in Taoyuan Airport is, in and of itself, a bit of an activity. Each gate has a different theme showcasing various facets of Taiwanese culture, including related activities like calligraphy lessons. Taoyuan Airport also have the first augmented-reality waiting lounge in the world. The lounge enables passengers to see and hear the beauty of Taiwan by incorporating saxophones, an instrument that Taiwan produces in greater quantities than any other nation, as well as illustrations from local artists. Taoyuan Airport also offers a number of traveler comforts, like showers, a library, and electric reclining chairs – all of which are enhanced by the clean and friendly environment. The airport experience is rounded off with fast and free Wi-Fi, making time spent here reliably comfortable, easy, and efficient which make travelers feel at home, fostering pleasant memories of their journeys.

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In order to provide passengers with a different flight experience, make "dining at the airport" one of the expected trips and stop at Taoyuan International Airport, Taoyuan Airport has opened a new food court, Bee's Journey, on the fourth floor of Terminal 2 last year and another new food court- Atlas of Taiwan Gourmet on the B2 floor this year. These new food courts not only provides more seats, but also presents a variety choices of Michelin-starred restaurant, including “Hawker Chan”, the famous soya sauce chicken rice from Singapore, “Lin Dong Fang Beef Noodles”, champion beef noodles restaurant in Taiwan, 95 Hot Pan & Hot Pot”, savory and grilled rice set, and other Chinese and Western delicacies, let visitors from all over the world enjoy different gourmet feasts at Taoyuan Airport.

Special Events Looking Ahead

Many special events have been organized for the Taoyuan Airport’s 40th anniversary. On the day of its birthday, February 26, there was a celebratory tea party at the airport terminal together with the opening of photography exhibition of the airport’s evolution over the past 40 years. In the third quarter of year, a LEGO exhibition was taken place to show the master plan of the airport (Jul 12 to Sep 8: North Side of Arrival Hall, T2; Sep 9 to Nov 11: North Side of Arrival Hall, T1). In this exhibition, the future of Taoyuan Airport is showed by LEGO bricks to create a mini airport including T3, multifunctional building, northwest maintenance area, north-side satellite and the 3rd Runway. With ideal geographic location and well-developed regional Asian network, the airport will become the most suitable and convenient hub to connect North East Asia with South East Asia, and North America with South East Asia.

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Contact details

Taoyuan International Airport Corporation

No. 9, Hangzhan S. Rd., 
Dayuan Dist., Taoyuan City 33758, 
Taiwan R.O.C.

Tel: 4498666

Fax: +49 9181 896-1115

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