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Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE) Airport

Taiwan Taoyuan TPE Airport Overview

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport TPE (the former Chiang Kai-shek Airport) is Taiwan's busiest airport.  In early 2013 Airports Council International (ACI) has voted it as number 10 among world-wide Airports of its size. 
The Airport is located in the Dayuan Township, in Taoyuan County, Republic of China, situated on the northern end of the Island of Taiwan, and approximately 40 km or a 50-minute car ride from downtown Taipei, and accessible via National Highway 2, and offers excellent transportation to all parts of the country, including to other airports.

With 2 long runways and serving nearly million passengers per year, Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is hub to China Airline and EVA Air, and is served by a multitude of national and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

Reaching Airport facilities by car: All terminals, parking facilities & Hotel are located on the circle road of Hangzhan Road, which you enter at the Airport's southern end, ending at the northern end with a curve leading out of the Airport.  From Freeway 1 (Sun Yat Sen Freeway) to Fwy 2 (Dayuan Interchange) - to Hangjan S. Rd. to Airport: - left way to Aviation Museum - pass Terminal 3 construction site  - on to parking lot 2, Terminal 2, Parking lot 3, Control tower, Parking lot 2, Terminal 1 and Parking Lot 1 (the curve is leading back out on Hangzhan N. Road).

The on-Airport 'EvergreenTransit Hotel' is located at the Airport entrance.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has two passenger terminal - T1 and T2 - connected by  the free SkyTrain . Terminal service counter contacts: T1: +886-3-398-2143; T2: +886-3-398-3274.
NOTE:  A new mass transit rail link should be completed any day now - reaching from Taipei Railway Station to the Airport's Terminal 2, and proceeding southward to Zhongli (51.5 km) - thereby reducing travel time between Taipei & Airport to a mere 35 minutes

Present and futureAirport developments:
1. Construction will start late 2014 on a new Terminal 3 & its apron (including interface of satellite concourse), and PMS connecting T1, T2 & T3, is scheduled for completion in  2018. 
3. The MRT - a rapid transit system which is to connec the Airport (at Terminal 2) with Taipei before linking  up with Taoyuan MRT to the THSR Taoyuan Station, and on to Zhongli - service is to start late 2015.  At the Airport, MRT will have four underground stations - A12 - A1a)The route will be 51 km long and have seven stations underground & 15 elevated. Downtown airline check-in & baggage check is to be available at 3 stations - Taipei Main, New Taipei Industrial Park & THSR Taoyuan Sation. Flight info displays will be in at Express Train stops A1, A3 & A8 and at Taoyuan Station at A18.  The Taipei Station will be under the future 'Gate of Taipei' twin towers.
2. A third runway and the expansion of the free trade zone at the Airport are part of long-term plan, all work expected to be completed by 2020. Thereafter, passengers will be able to check in (with luggage)  at the Taipei station and upon arrival at the airport can proceed directly to their boarding gates.


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