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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Taiwan
OperatorTaoyuan International Airport Corporation
ServesTaipei and Taoyuan
LocationTaoyuan, Taiwan
Elevation33 m (107 ft)
Number of passengers25,114,418 (2010)
Total cargo (metric tonnes)1,766,883 (2010)
Aircraft movements156,035 (2010)

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Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport ( ), the largest airport in Taiwan, is an international airport located in Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan. It is one of four Taiwanese airports with regular international flights, and is by far the busiest international air entry point amongst them. It is the main international hub for China Airlines and EVA Air.

The airport opened for commercial operations in 1979 and is an important regional trans-shipment center, passenger hub, and gateway for destinations in mainland China and the rest of Asia. The airport was formerly known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (CKS International Airport) until the name was changed in 2006 to its current name.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is one of two airports that serves Taipei and northern Taiwan; the other, Taipei Songshan Airport, is located within Taipei City limits and served Taipei as its international airport until 1979. Now, it serves chartered flights, most of which are to and from mainland China (see Cross-strait charter), domestic flights, and some international flights.

Taiwan Taoyuan handled a total of 25,114,418 passengers in 2010. It is the fifteenth-busiest air freight hub in the world and thirteenth-busiest airport by international passenger traffic.

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