Taoyuan airport records nearly 10% annual growth ridership in 2016

Taipei--The passenger volume at Taiwan's main airport increased by an annual 9.94 percent to a record 42.3 million in 2016, according to data released by Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Co. Monday.

In 2015, passenger traffic at the airport was 38.47 million but in 2016 broke the 40 million mark, which led to an upgrade in its service quality rating by the Airport Council International (ACI), the company said.

ACI's Airport Service Quality (ASQ) is a globally established global benchmarking program aimed at measuring the level of satisfaction of passengers traveling through an airport.

In terms of cargo transport, the volume at Taoyuan Airport was 2.081 million metric tons in 2016, an annual increase of nearly 76,000 tons, or 3.78 percent, the data showed.

It also indicated that 244,464 flights took off or landed at Taoyuan Airport in 2016, up 23,273, or 10.52 percent, from the previous year.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel