Major reasons to serve this airport
Apart from the global economic recovery, Taoyuan International Airport has benefitted from record-high operational capacity. This has happened because open government policies have contributed to commercial growth and industrial competitiveness. Furthermore, the signing of the Economic Free Trade Agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and China, combined with the significant promotion of the charms of visiting Taiwan, has quickly resulted in an increase of trade, cultural and leisure-related travel across the Taiwan Strait. To meet rising market demand, the number of international and mainland China destinations and flights has been increasing, boosting the airport’s capacity.
- Taoyuan International Airport is Taiwan’s largest airport, adjacent to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan
- 57 airlines offer 80 scheduled international destinations and 34 mainland cities
- 430 flights carry 69,000 passengers on an average each day in 2011
- Connect your customers with diversified and growing Asian economy
- Terminal 1 will effectively become a new facility after renovation is completed in 2012
- Capacity of 32 million in Terminal 1 and 2
- 30 min high speed rail link to city centre opens 2014
- Two cargo terminals and one free trade zone adjacent to Taipei port for multimodal transportation (only 20 min to drive)
Marketing and other support
Airport Catchment area
- Approximately 6 million within 60 minutes (North to Taipei metropolitan area; down south to Hsinchu city)
- Approximately 20 million within 120 min HSR (Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung)
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
- Taiwan is the third-best investment destination in the world’s 50 major countries, on a par with Norway, but behind Singapore and Switzerland according to the survey conducted by Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI) in 2011.
Taoyuan Airport is adjacent to a global high-tech research and manufacturing base
- Taiwan, with its optimal geographic location, is a regional hub of the Asia-Pacific region in terms of trade and air cargo transport. To attract transnational enterprises, the government offers generous tax and land incentives.
- With its high-quality and barrier-free investment and business environment, Taiwan is an attractive base for companies to develop linkages with the Asian and global markets.
- Taoyuan International Airport has built links with adjacent Hsinchu Science Park and surrounding commercial areas to provide enterprises with all-around commercial services. The strength of the free trade zone not only lies in transferring cargo, but also bringing together the numerous high-tech industries to form industry clusters that are conducive to vertical specialization.
Cross-Strait demand boosts air cargo hub formation
- Taoyuan International Airport’s total cargo volume in 2010 was 1,753,000 tonnes, a daily average of 4,802 tonnes – a record high of 408,000 additional tonnes (+30%, from the previous year). Of this amount, imports grew by 29% from the previous year, exports by 22%, and transfer cargo by 40%.
- The improving global economy, along with promotion of cross-Taiwan Strait flights under the ECFA, has led to increased demand for shipments both in and out of Taiwan. In 2010, total flight cargo volume across the strait reached 240,000 tonnes. This was a key reason for this year’s record cargo volume.
Charm and strength – record highs for passenger and cargo volume
- Taoyuan International Airport set records in 2010 for both passenger and cargo volume, primarily due to more open government policies that boosted corporate and industrial competitiveness. During this time, the airport turned into an engine for regional economic development, accomplishing the important task of further integrating Taiwan into the world of international trade.
- The signing of the Economic Free Trade Agreement (ECFA) between Taiwan and China, combined with the significant promotion of the charms of visiting Taiwan, has quickly resulted in an increase of trade, cultural and leisure-related travel across the Taiwan Strait. To meet rising market demand, the number of international and mainland China destinations have been ticking upward, along with flights, increasing the airport’s volume capacity.
Infrastructure & Operations:
- Runways (number and length): 2
- North runway (05L/23R): 3,660m x 60m, CAT II
- South runway (05R/23L): 3,350m x 60m, CAT I
- No slot coordination
- Operating hours: 24
- Terminal 1: handles mainly flights to Southeast Asia, South Asia and Europe. Although currently undergoing a renovation project (completed by 2012), T1 remains operational.
- Terminal 2: handles mainly flights to Northeast Asia, Mainland China and North America.
- Min. connect time: 50 min
Important infrastructure developments and/or other news
Terminal 1 Renovation Project completed by 2012
- The project which includes refurbishment of the terminal and the expansion of the floor area by 13,000m2 in order to achieve a passenger capacity of 15 million. It is aimed at creating a new modern and stylish interior, and improving surrounding traffic. The project is expected to be completed by 2012.
Pavement Rehabilitation and Navigation Facilities Upgrade Project
- Upgrading of runway from category 4E to F (Runway width 75m, taxiway width 60m)
- Length of Runway 05R/23L extended to 3,800m
- Upgrading of Navigation Facilities
The Development Concept of the Terminal 3 Area
- To serve the anticipated growth in international passengers, a third terminal will be constructed to handle 43 million passengers annually for the next 10 years. Adjacent to Terminal 3, a major commercial complex will house business centers, shopping, restaurants, leisure activities and display space.
MRT system (Airport express rail)
- An Access Mass Rapid Transit system is currently under construction and will connect Taoyuan International Airport to downtown Taipei (30 min) and other key regional nodes by 2014.
- Passenger numbers: 25,110,000 international passengers in 2011.
- Passenger split: 50% leisure, 50% business.
- 10% transfer passengers.
- Freight: 1,760,000 tonnes in 2011
- Largest carrier: China Airlines