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 Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan Airport

Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE) – China’s Main Transport Hub

The Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE) also known as Taoyuan International Airport lies 50 kilometers west of Taipei. It is an international Airport in China serving Taiwan and Taipei cities. China Airlines and Eva Air use the airport as their main hub. Taoyuan International airport became a commercial entity in 1979.

The airport serves more than 150 destinations domestically and internationally worldwide, as at early may 2015. Asia, Europe, and North America are some of the areas the airport’s airlines serve regularly. Taoyuan Airport operates in conjunction with other airports like Taipei Songshan.

The airport provides employment to countless. A large percentage of revenue in Northern China comes from this Airport.

History

Prior to 1979, there were several international airports servicing China. They included Taipei Songshan airport. The location of this airport was limited and could not allow for expansion. A new airport came in place starting from one terminal in February 6-1979.The airport was named after the Chinese President Chiang Kai-Shek as opposed to the planned name, which was Taoyuan.

The airline was purely for commercial services. The space became insufficient, hence the second terminal construction commenced. In July 2000, the second terminal became operational, and Eva air was the first to move in. In January 2005, the other gates were opened and China airlines joined Eva airlines.

The opening of the second terminal led to an increase of the airlines in this airport to over thirty. The increase in number of airlines led to the expansion of the destinations to over 100. The destinations are both code shared while others are seasonal.

Fleet

The fleet at the Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan (TPE) Airport comprise of Boeing 747-400F, Boeing 777F, Airbus A 330-300, Boeing 737-800, JAL Boeing 767-300, Boeing 777-300ER, Airbus A 320-200, Airbus A330-300, Boeing 747-400, and Embraer among others. Helicopters are also part of the airports fleet.

These fleets fly to more than 100 destinations worldwide. The Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan International airport boasts of the best and youngest fleet. 

The fleets at this airport undergo regular replacement measures to avoid frequent accidents and aircraft failures. Replacement is after every four years from the date of purchase of a particular airplane.

Awards

The Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan International airport is a famous airport with new fleets all time. The airport has a lot of recognition from states, organization, and individuals worldwide in terms of awards and accolades. Some of these awards are:

            - Worlds best airport staff in 2015

            - Best airport with million passengers in 2008

            - Best Airport Staff in Asia according to World reports 2015

            - Best Airport Security processing 2011

How to Check-In

Check-in is an important aspect when traveling, regardless of the destination. There is no doubt about that. When using this airport, for your departure, go to the check-in counter of an airline 2-3 hours before flight departure time in order to complete the check-in procedures. You should contact your airline for the latest check-in times. The following documents are mandatory for your departure:

·         ROC nationals – passport and boarding card

·         Foreign nationals – passport and boarding card

The following steps are necessary for your check-in:

·         The first step – personal check-in

·         The second step – proceed to check-in

·         The third step – proceed security control

·         The fourth step – proceed to passport control

·         The five step – proceed to board aircraft

To complete the check-in procedures, present your passport and ticket at your specific airline counter. After this, get a seat number and ensure you check-in your luggage. Lastly, make sure you have your checked luggage receipt, boarding card, and identity documents.

For convenient check-in, use the self-service check-in kiosks at the airport.

Baggage And Allowance

After you are done with the passport control, you need to proceed to the customs lobby. To collect your luggage, wait at the airport’s luggage claim area. If you have a luggage that you don’t wish to pass through customs, you can deposit or leave it at the airport’s bonded luggage counter for collection when you depart.

For luggage that weigh up to twelve kilograms, you will be charged NTD$200. The following are the different charges for the different luggage weights:

·         12 – 22kg  NTD$250

·         22 – 32kg NTD$300

·         32 – 42kg NTD$400

·         Over 42kg and/or high value items NTD$500

Seating

Different airlines have different seating capacities. It is your obligation to confirm with your airline when it comes to the different seating classes. This way, you avoid any regrets and disappointments.

Booking Fee

 The booking fees are quite different. You need to confirm with your airline in order know the exact booking fee. This helps you avoid any troubles when you travel. That is for sure.

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 Airport Contact Details

Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan Airport

Address:
Toayuan 337,
TAIWAN ROC

Tel:+886 (0)3 3832001
Fax:+886 (0)3 3834801

Website:

 Location Details

Longitude:121° 13' 58'' E
Latitude:25° 4' 40'' N
IATA code:TPE
ICAO code:RCTP

 Airport Location

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