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Passenger volume at Taoyuan Airport expected to top 120,000 Sunday

Passenger volume at Taoyuan Airport expected to top 120,000 Sunday

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) The number of passengers using Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the island's main international gateway, was set to top 120,000 Sunday due to holidaymakers heading home as the Lunar New Year holiday wraps up. Taoyuan International Airport Corporation expected passenger volume on Sunday, the fifth day of the six-day holiday, to be 122,701, up from more than 100,000 recorded on Saturday. The company attributed the increase to locals returning from overseas vacations and Chinese tourists returning home after stays in Taiwan, a top destination for Chinese during the holiday. The airport urged travelers to help speed up the departure process by using the airport's automated immigration clearance system, known as the e-Gate, which was introduced in 2012. It also advised outgoing passengers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before departure to help ease congestion. (By Chiu Chun-chin and Scully Hsiao)


Updated : 2021-09-17 12:57 GMT+08:00