Taiwan Taoyaun International Airport expects record number of passengers during Lunar New Year

Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2020

According to the airport management company, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will see record numbers between January 17th and February 4 due to the Lunar New Year holiday travel.

 

 

In the period that includes the January 23-29 holiday, average passenger visits is expected to hit 160,999 per day. According to the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Co. (TIAC), this will be up by 4.6 percent from the average seen around last Lunar New year.

 

 

The peak travel period is expected between January 22-24 and January 28 to February 1 and the company said that the country’s main gateway could handle more than 163,000 passengers every day.

 

 

There will be 1,423 extra flights due to the traffic surge around the Lunar New Year and this will account for 9.2 percent of the total flight between January 17 and February 4.

 

According to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications the increasing number of passengers using the airport, accelerating construction of a third terminal will be among the company’s top priorities.

 

There has been numerous delays in the airport expansion project, due to complicated design and poor budget management.

 

Until a design review is completed in February the start of the project might have to be postponed according to a TIAC Chairman Wang Ming-teh.

 

Ahe airport saw a record high 46.53 million visits last year compared with 44.88 million in 2018 and in 2020 it is estimated that there will be 48.56 million airport visits. The  passenger volume will continuing to grow at a rate of 2 million per year.

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