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Old October 23rd, 2012, 01:06 PM   #101
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Mon, Oct 22, 2012
Taoyuan airport not allowed to raise fees
Taipei Times

The Ministry of Transportation and Communications recently rejected a proposal from Taoyuan International Airport Corp (TIAC) to raise the airport service fee on the grounds that the timing of the measure was inappropriate.

International flight passengers departing from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport are charged a NT$300 (US$10) fee when purchasing a ticket.

However, the fee has not been adjusted for more than 20 years.

Since TIAC’s establishment in November 2010, it has renovated several of the airport’s runways, as well as two terminals. It has also made plans to build an additional two terminals — Terminal Three and one specifically for low-cost carriers — as well as a third runway.

Despite the construction projects, the ministry rejected TIAC’s proposal because it thought that raising the service fee at a time when the nation is suffering an economic downturn is inappropriate.

Regulations see that about 40 percent of the airport service fee revenue goes to TIAC, while the remaining 60 percent goes to the Tourism Bureau.

The passenger volume of the nation’s largest international airport reached 24 million last year.

As the service fee only applies to departures, the company estimated that revenue from the service charge was about NT$3.6 billion last year, from which only about NT$1.4 billion would go to TIAC.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 03:50 AM   #103
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Sun, Nov 18, 2012
Relocate Taipei airport, DPP legislator urges
DIFFERENT VISIONS:Pasuya Yao says the space could become a riverside park, but officials say that merging it with Taoyuan airport would be difficult
Taipei Times with CNA

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Pasuya Yao (姚文智) voiced his opposition to the Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) development project on Friday and demanded that the airport be relocated, a task transportation officials said would be very difficult to achieve.

At a public hearing at the Legislative Yuan, Yao spelled out his opposition to the plan, which calls for transforming the facility into a business airport bordered by a planned “commercial corridor” with hotels, a convention center and shopping malls.

Yao suggested that the airport be relocated so that a riverside park can be developed on the land along the Keelung River (基隆河).

More green space in the urban area would not only reduce the “heat island effect” in the city, but also expand the space city residents have to engage in leisure activities, he said.

A river wharf could also be built as part of the city’s efforts to rehabilitate the Tamsui River (淡水河) and Keelung River that run through Taipei, transforming the airport into a river port, he said.

As part of the plan, urban renewal and the revival of businesses in the old town on the right bank of the Tamsui River would gain new momentum with just some planning and additional infrastructure, Yao said.

Chen Chin-sheng (陳進生), deputy director of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ Department of Navigation and Aviation, said that Yao’s proposal would be hard to achieve.

Chen said his agency had assessed the possibility of merging the city airport with Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan County, the country’s main international gateway, and found it would be a very challenging task.

Taipei airport plays a different role than Taoyuan airport, serving as a hub for domestic, Northeast Asian and cross-strait flights that serve about 6.5 million people living in the greater Taipei area, Chen said.

It is positioned as a small, but fully functional capital city airport, while Taoyuan airport is defined as a multi-dimensional facility providing international and regional flight services, Chen said, describing the two airports as “complementary.”

That means transforming Songshan into a capital city business airport is “the best option so far identified by the ministry,” Chen said.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 05:38 PM   #104
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Old December 5th, 2012, 05:20 AM   #105
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Relocate Taipei airport, DPP legislator urges
DIFFERENT VISIONS:Pasuya Yao says the space could become a riverside park, but officials say that merging it with Taoyuan airport would be difficult
Taipei Times with CNA

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Pasuya Yao (姚文智) voiced his opposition to the Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) development project on Friday and demanded that the airport be relocated, a task transportation officials said would be very difficult to achieve.

At a public hearing at the Legislative Yuan, Yao spelled out his opposition to the plan, which calls for transforming the facility into a business airport bordered by a planned “commercial corridor” with hotels, a convention center and shopping malls.

Yao suggested that the airport be relocated so that a riverside park can be developed on the land along the Keelung River (基隆河).

More green space in the urban area would not only reduce the “heat island effect” in the city, but also expand the space city residents have to engage in leisure activities, he said.

A river wharf could also be built as part of the city’s efforts to rehabilitate the Tamsui River (淡水河) and Keelung River that run through Taipei, transforming the airport into a river port, he said.

As part of the plan, urban renewal and the revival of businesses in the old town on the right bank of the Tamsui River would gain new momentum with just some planning and additional infrastructure, Yao said.

Chen Chin-sheng (陳進生), deputy director of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ Department of Navigation and Aviation, said that Yao’s proposal would be hard to achieve.

Chen said his agency had assessed the possibility of merging the city airport with Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in Taoyuan County, the country’s main international gateway, and found it would be a very challenging task.

Taipei airport plays a different role than Taoyuan airport, serving as a hub for domestic, Northeast Asian and cross-strait flights that serve about 6.5 million people living in the greater Taipei area, Chen said.

It is positioned as a small, but fully functional capital city airport, while Taoyuan airport is defined as a multi-dimensional facility providing international and regional flight services, Chen said, describing the two airports as “complementary.”

That means transforming Songshan into a capital city business airport is “the best option so far identified by the ministry,” Chen said.
I dont mind at all if they relocate the airport elsewhere as the location is good for urban expansion and parklands and its quite close to central Taipei. Besides, the airport is old and crappy now and demolishing it would be a good thing and merging it to Taoyuan Airport would be great providing the government can build MRT and improving public transport in the near future before a new terminal is being built.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 05:13 PM   #106
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United Airlines to restart daily Taipei-US flights
Taipei Times with CNA

United Airlines (UA) is scheduled to restart a daily year-round non-stop flight service between San Francisco and Taipei in April, in anticipation of increased two-way travel following Taiwan’s inclusion in the US’ Visa-Waiver Program in November last year.

The airlines is to resume its daily San Francisco-Taipei service on April 9. The route has been suspended since Sept. 1, 2008, amid a global financial crisis and skyrocketing fuel prices.

UA vice president of Atlantic and Pacific sales James Mueller said at a news conference in San Francisco on Tuesday that although the international air travel market is forecast to remain flat or even contract slightly this year because of prolonged European economic stagnation, Asia will still see strong market growth.

Mueller said UA therefore has decided to start a daily non-stop San Francisco-Taipei service, adding that he is confident of the passenger-load factor on the route.

Mueller also cited two other major reasons behind the airline’s decision to launch the new service — continued growth in Taiwan-US trade and an anticipated increase in travel demand spurred by the visa-waiver program.

UA will target two major groups of passengers — business travelers and holidaymakers — on both its incoming and outgoing flights, Mueller said.

Taipei-based China Airlines, which operates seven flights per week between Taipei and Hawaii via Tokyo, is likely to add two direct flights on the route from June.

EVA Airways also plans to increase its peak-season flights between Taiwan and the US. The airline said it would increase the number of seats on its US-bound flights by 4 percent this year.

More than 10 years ago, Taiwanese made more than 600,000 visits to the US annually.

However, the number has been declining since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the US because of a combination of negative factors, such as stricter US visa regulations and higher fuel costs, travel industry executives said.

The annual number of US-bound visits still exceeded 500,000 between 2004 and 2008, but the figure has fallen below the 500,000 mark in the wake of the global financial crunch.

The number saw a rebound last year, with the figure reaching 440,000 in the first 11 months of the year, or a nearly 20 percent year-on-year increase.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 11:22 PM   #107
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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:12 PM   #108
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Taoyuan airport’s ranking improves
ACHIEVEMENTS AND PLANS:The MOTC outlined its goals for this year, including legislative proposals to cover the gambling industry and a new freeway toll plan
Taipei Times

Taiwan’s Airports Council International ranking rose to the top 10 in the fourth quarter last year following a substantial improvement in the infrastructure of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said yesterday.

The nation’s largest airport had fared poorly in the international ranking in recent years, sliding from No. 14 in 2007 to the bottom of the list, No. 29, in 2011.

Deputy Minister of Transportation and Communications Yeh Kuang-shih (葉匡時) had vowed in 2010 to raise the airport’s ranking to the top 10 within three years when he was chairman of Taoyuan International Airport Corp.

Minister of Transportation and Communications Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday said making the improvements while the airport was still operating was like mending a suit while wearing it.

Construction work had inconvenienced passengers, which explained the airport’s low ranking in the past few years, he said.

At its press conference to announce the latest ranking, the ministry recapitulated its accomplishments last year, and outlined its policy goals for this year.

Railway and MRT systems saw their largest increase in passengers last year, the ministry said, while cargo volume at the nation’s international seaports topped 690 million revenue tonnes, the highest in the past five years.

Foreign trade values in the free-trade zones, including those at Taoyuan airport and four international seaports, reached NT$501.9 billion (US$17 billion), with the average percentage of growth topping 49 percent between 2010 and last year, the ministry said.

The ministry would focus on several new policies this year, Mao said. It would submit its proposed rates for the pay-as-you-go program on freeways to the legislature for review after the Lunar New Year holiday, he said.

“We have yet to finalize the plan,” he said. “However, the rate plan should be set following two fundamental principles: the Freeway Construction Fund (國道建設基金) must not go bankrupt, and the rate must reflect the consensus of the general public.”

The ministry has also finished drafting laws on gambling, which would be submitted to the Executive Yuan for approval after hearing opinions from other government agencies, he said.

“We want to maximize what is good [in gambling] and minimize what is bad,” Mao said, adding that the gambling would be tightly controlled by the government.

The ministry has drafted two acts, one regarding the regulation of casinos in resorts and the other involving the formation of an agency to manage the gambling industry, he said.

Deputy Minister of Transportation and Communications Chen Jian-yu (陳建宇) said a variety of issues had emerged from interdepartmental discussions, including whether the ministry should be the authority in charge of the gambling industry, whether gamblers should be allowed to use their credit cards in the casinos and whether gambling winnings should be taxed.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 09:10 PM   #109
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Old February 9th, 2013, 04:04 AM   #111
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Some interesting news on airline operations to and from TPE:

- FAT Airways to offer Taipei-Hohhet service in February 2013

Taiwan's Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) will offer three round-trip flights from Taipei to Hohhet in the Inner Mongolia Region of China, making it the first Taiwanese carrier to offer this service. The flights will operate on 9, 16, and 23 February 2013.

FE8111 TPE0600 – 1000HET M80 6
FE8112 HET1100 – 1430TPE M80 6

- TransAsia Airways to start Taipei-Bangkok service from 15 March 2013

Taiwan-based TransAsia Airways will launch daily nonstop flights between Taipei and Bangkok on board its newest A330-300 aircraft; however, reservations for this flight will not open until after the Chinese New Year holidays. The schedule now appears on the airline's inventory display, and with this service, it will be the fourth airline operating to the Thai capital ater China Airlines, EVA Air, and Thai Airways. Schedule from 31 March 2013:

GE867 TPE1600 – 1825BKK 330 D
GE868 BKK1925 – 0010+1TPE 330 D
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Sun, Feb 10, 2013
Check-in problems delay some Osaka-bound travelers
Taipei Times

Thirty-four travelers headed to Osaka, Japan, yesterday morning were unable to board their flight because of errors at the check-in counters.

The passengers were scheduled to board a flight by Singapore-based budget airline Jetstar Asia at 7am at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, but they missed the plane because of delays at the check-in counters of China Airlines (CAL), which acts as an agent for Jetstar in Taiwan.

CAL attributed the delays to an overwhelming number of outbound passengers for the holiday and to errors in Jetstar’s check-in system.

The delays enraged some of the travelers, many of whom had made plans to meet family members in Osaka for the traditional nian yei fan (年夜飯), a family reunion banquet held on Lunar New Year’s Eve.

A family surnamed Hsu (徐) said they were supposed to join relatives from the US and China in Osaka last night. They bought their tickets in September last year. However, the flight took off before they had finished checking in, they said.

A Greater Kaohsiung family with 13 members said they had made their flight reservations in November last year and left Kaohsiung at 2am yesterday to make it to Taoyuan in time for their flight.

Other passengers said they had asked China Airlines ground staff when they could check in, but were first told that Jetstar had overbooked the flight and then later were told there was an error in the check-in system.

CAL said it had asked Jetstar to postpone the flight’s departure time, but the airline said the flight had to take off because of flight attendants’ work hour restrictions. CAL treated the delayed passengers to meals and helped them transfer to other flights to Osaka.

Meanwhile, those driving on freeways had a smoother time yesterday. National Freeway Bureau statistics showed that about 500,000 motor vehicles hit the freeways during the toll-free hours between 12am and 7am, which broke previous records.

Except for some sections in central Taiwan, where the driving speed was below 40kph, the freeway traffic was smooth overall, the bureau said.
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Those terminal photos look really wonderful! Is that Terminal 1, by the way? The check in area looks really modern and fresh-looking, while the post-security area is a bit darker than usual. However, I would love to sit on that reclining chair on your last pic: that is really cool for an airport!
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Those terminal photos look really wonderful! Is that Terminal 1, by the way? The check in area looks really modern and fresh-looking, while the post-security area is a bit darker than usual. However, I would love to sit on that reclining chair on your last pic: that is really cool for an airport!
Yes, the last set were all taken in T1, which has been under renovations for quite some time. The check-in area is done but immigration and beyond is still a construction zone. The concourse and gates have been renovated.
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Finally, the consultancy contract is awarded to a Dutch-USA joint venture. I believe this consultancy contract can be called detailed design consultancy contract for Terminal Building 3, which is different from the airport master planning consultancy contract in last year.

NACO is very experienced in airport planning. She had been a member of the design consultant for HKIA and also Beijing T3. NACO was also involved in one of the versions of the TTIA master plans in the past.

Parsons is also a well-established multi-discipline engineering consultant in USA and is active worldwide including East Asia (and Hong Kong).

I am not quite familiar with TY Lin except that the founder Mr. Lin is famous for prestressed concrete design.

It is uncertain who will lead the architectural discipline of this joint-venture. Maybe Parsons has in-house architects.

The following is part of the press release from NACO. All images by NACO.


NACO leads assignment at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
New airport terminal for 43 million passengers annually in ultimate phase


Taiwan Airport Company has awarded a 33 million Euro consultancy contract for the development of Terminal 3 Area at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TTIA) to a joint venture of NACO, T.Y. Lin International and Parsons Brinckerhoff. NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants, a Royal HaskoningDHV company, is the lead consultant in the joint venture. Services will be provided for seven years.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport currently handles 25 million passengers annually and is preparing for a growth up to 60 million passengers in 2030. In the near future the surrounding Taoyuan region will be developed for commercial, industrial and residential use with a focus on aviation related activities. The new Terminal 3 will be connected with Terminal 2 and the area in between will be developed to accommodate a ground transportation centre, parking and commercial real estate. Both terminals will have stations served by the regional light rail system. The estimated direct investment is 1.25 billion Euros.

Taiwan Airport Company (TAC) aspires to incorporate the cultural heritage of Taiwan and focus on a sustainable scheme which combines excellent passenger experience, operational efficiency, use of renewable energy sources and minimal waste. The new terminal site is in the middle of the operational airport and it will be a challenge to minimize impact on airport operations......

[See NACO's website for full content of the press release.]

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Fri, Feb 22, 2013
Airport rail line behind schedule
Taipei Times

The long-awaited Taoyuan airport rail line might not be launched in October as scheduled because of delays in the installation of mechanical systems, the Bureau of High Speed Rail said yesterday.

The bureau initially planned to launch the service in June. The contractor for the mechanical systems later applied for an extension to the deadline, with the bureau agreeing to extend the deadline to October.

However, asked if the service would be launched on schedule, Bureau of High Speed Rail Director-General Chu Shu (朱旭) said that making it operational this year “would be a challenge.”

The bureau said the installation of the mechanical system was behind schedule by about 8.9 percent and that it would be difficult to complete the task and have it pass safety inspections by October.

Should the contractor fail to meet the deadline, it would face a fine of NT$12.5 million (US$421,000) per day based on the terms stated in the contract, the bureau said.

Bureau Deputy Director-General Chang Wu-Hsun (張武訓) said the bureau had already allowed the contractor to extend the deadline once.

He said that the contractor would need to provide substantial evidence that it could not to be blamed for the delay if it decided to apply for another extension.

The rail line is about 51km in length, from Taipei Railway Station to Huanbei Station (環北站) in Jhongli (中壢) which is close to the Taoyuan airport.

Meanwhile, the bureau confirmed that the Council of Economic Planning and Development last month approved a light rail project in New Taipei City’s (新北市) Tamsui District (淡水), adding that the construction would begin as soon as the Executive Yuan approves the project.

Based on the bureau’s plans, there would be two light rail routes in the district — the Green Mountain Line (綠山線) and the Blue Sea Line (藍海線).

The construction would be carried out in two stages.

The route in the first stage of construction would span 9.55km, including the entire Green Mountain Line and four stations on the Blue Sea Line. Construction in the second stage would involve a light rail route of 4.44km which covers the remaining six stations on the Blue Sea Line.

The bureau added that the first stage of construction is scheduled to be completed six years after the construction is approved by the Executive Yuan.

Construction of the second stage would be completed 11 years after the approval is issued.

The cost of the rail line is estimated to top NT$15.3 billion, which would be co-funded by the Ministry of the Interior and the New Taipei City Government, the bureau said.
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Finally, the consultancy contract is awarded to a Dutch-USA joint venture. I believe this consultancy contract can be called detailed design consultancy contract for Terminal Building 3, which is different from the airport master planning consultancy contract in last year.

NACO is very experienced in airport planning. She had been a member of the design consultant for HKIA and also Beijing T3. NACO was also involved in one of the versions of the TTIA master plans in the past.

Parsons is also a well-established multi-discipline engineering consultant in USA and is active worldwide including East Asia (and Hong Kong).

I am not quite familiar with TY Lin except that the founder Mr. Lin is famous for prestressed concrete design.

It is uncertain who will lead the architectural discipline of this joint-venture. Maybe Parsons has in-house architects.

The following is part of the press release from NACO. All images by NACO.


NACO leads assignment at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
New airport terminal for 43 million passengers annually in ultimate phase


Taiwan Airport Company has awarded a 33 million Euro consultancy contract for the development of Terminal 3 Area at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TTIA) to a joint venture of NACO, T.Y. Lin International and Parsons Brinckerhoff. NACO Netherlands Airport Consultants, a Royal HaskoningDHV company, is the lead consultant in the joint venture. Services will be provided for seven years.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport currently handles 25 million passengers annually and is preparing for a growth up to 60 million passengers in 2030. In the near future the surrounding Taoyuan region will be developed for commercial, industrial and residential use with a focus on aviation related activities. The new Terminal 3 will be connected with Terminal 2 and the area in between will be developed to accommodate a ground transportation centre, parking and commercial real estate. Both terminals will have stations served by the regional light rail system. The estimated direct investment is 1.25 billion Euros.

Taiwan Airport Company (TAC) aspires to incorporate the cultural heritage of Taiwan and focus on a sustainable scheme which combines excellent passenger experience, operational efficiency, use of renewable energy sources and minimal waste. The new terminal site is in the middle of the operational airport and it will be a challenge to minimize impact on airport operations......

[See NACO's website for full content of the press release.]

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That future terminal looks strikingly different from the previous two terminals... Will it be a purely international terminal, or will there be a handful of domestic flights operating from it as well? Plus, what will happen to Terminals 1 and 2: will those be mainly operated by China Airlines and EVA Air, respectively, or will there be other arrangements to be done to make the terminals more efficient in terms of flight operations (like T1 will be domestic, T2 will be international, or some combination of both)?

It's great though to see that Cross-Strait flights are becoming ever-more popular and plentiful, with even more Mainland-based carriers flying direct to Taipel. Hopefully, such services will increase to serve even more destinations in China with a variety of aircraft, and it looks like the liberalization of air travel has made it ever more possible to do so.
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CAA proposes to increase Songshan landing charges
EVENING THE LOAD : The CAA says raising the charge by 30% at the airport, which is at capacity, would divert flights to less-used airports, where charges would drop
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The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said it has proposed raising aircraft landing charges for international flights at Taipei International Airport (Songshan airport) by about 30 percent, adding that it would simultaneously lower the landing charges for airports in Hualien, Taitung and elsewhere.

CAA Director-General Jean Shen (沈啟) said Songshan airport was operating at almost full capacity. Raising the airport landing charge would divert flights to other, less-used airports in the nation, she said.

Currently, the CAA regulates the aircraft landing charges for Songshan and other domestic airports. The charge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is determined by the Taoyuan International Airport Corp (TIAC), which was established in 2010. The revenue collected from aircraft landing charges at airports under the CAA is between NT$460 million (US$15.53 million) and NT$470 million per year.

The proposed landing charge increase has been submitted to Ministry of Transportation and Communications for final approval. The launch of cross-strait flights, as well as flights to Tokyo and Seoul, has vastly increased passenger traffice at Songshan airport.

According to the CAA’s proposal, the landing charge at Songshan airport will differ according to aircraft model. The landing charge for an Airbus 330, for example, would be raised from NT$41,300 per aircraft to NT$53,000 under the proposed rate scheme.

If the increase of the aircraft landing charge was to be shared among passengers at Songshan airport, the CAA estimated that each would on average pay NT$179, up from NT$138.

In response, airlines at the airport said that a rise in the aircraft landing charge would not raise prices for flights.

Aircraft landing charges for international flights at Taichung and Kaohsiung airports would be reduced by between 8 and 10 percent, the CAA said.

If the carriers manage to increase the number of flight services at any of these two airports, they would see the landing charge drop by 50 percent per aircraft.

If they are able to raise the number by between 30 and 70 new flights per year, they would get a 70 percent discount on the landing charge per aircraft.

They will not need to pay any landing charge at all if they increase flights by more than 70 a year.

International flight landing charges at Hualien, Taitung, Magong, Kinmen and Chiayi airports would drop by 50 percent. The CAA would waive the landing charge for any newly added flight from any of these airports.

It said the new landing charge scheme would increase landing charge revenue by about NT$30 million a year.
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