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Taoyuan Airport mulls to shutdown one terminal as passengers drop to only 1,000 per day

The daily volume of passengers at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the country's main gateway, has continued to decline and now there are only 1,000 passengers per day die to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Taoyuan International Airport Corporation (TIAC) and Taiwan's Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) recently held talks to shutdown one of the terminal of the country's airport.

In comparison, the passenger volume at the airport averaged about 150,000 per day in January, which included the seven-day the Lunar New Year holiday, in February it was 70,000 per day, March drop to just 15,000 in average and 1,000 this April.

"The airport used to receive up to 130,000 passengers a day, but recent daily passenger volume has dropped to less than 1,000. . . Shutting down a terminal is one of the options. Around 250 flights per week are expected to be affected by closing Terminal 1, and around 400 flights for Terminal 2," TIAC CEO Lin Hsiang-sheng said.

Last month, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced that it was raising its travel warning on all countries. (Photo CNA)


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