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Old Posted Apr 22, 2008, 4:44 PM
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Taiwan plans multibillion-dollar project to modernize international airport

Taiwan plans multibillion-dollar project to modernize international airport

TAIPEI, Taiwan: Taiwan plans to spend billions of dollars (euros) to renovate its dilapidated international airport near the capital of Taipei and build an ultramodern satellite town around it, officials said Tuesday.

The plan, which includes building a new terminal, an additional runway and airport maintenance facilities, is a key infrastructural project proposed by incoming President Ma Ying-jeou.

As planned, a satellite town will be built next to the airport development to include hotels, shopping malls, trade exhibition halls and a residential area.

Total investment for the Taoyuan International Airport and the adjacent town — occupying an area of 7,200 hectares (17,780 acres) — is slated for 1.2 trillion New Taiwan dollars (US$40 billion, €25 billion), officials said.

Legislative approval for land acquisition and construction work is expected shortly after Ma's inauguration in May 20, said Chu Li-lun, chief executive of Taoyuan County in northern Taiwan.

"We welcome international and mainland Chinese investors to invest in the project," Chu told The Associated Press.

"If South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong can build modern airports, so can we," he added.

The current international airport, inaugurated 28 years ago, has become aged and its operation has been criticized as inefficient.

A recent international airport quality assessment ranks the Taiwan airport 98th out of 136 major airports in the world, said Chiang Chun-ting, a Taoyuan County government official.

The new project could create 80,000 new jobs and generate NT$600 billion (US$20 billion, €12.6 billion) in annual revenues, he said.

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Old Posted Apr 26, 2008, 11:48 AM
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This is some of the best news I've heard in awhile. Airports are important, i mean its one of the first things tourists and business people see when they enter your country. HK, China, South Korea, Japan all have excellent airport facilities. I hope they opt for an entirely new big terminal. I hate cheesy add ons, but what is what I'm hoping for just wishful thoughts? T2 wasn't all that great but it's only been in service for so long
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Old Posted May 6, 2008, 10:47 AM
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that is very good!
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all these talks!? when tho?
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we are still waiting
still waiting............
still waiting............
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2008, 5:48 PM
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Terminal 1 Renovation

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Old Posted Oct 23, 2008, 9:22 AM
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Gross... and the terminals aren't getting updated? What a disappointment. Moreover, the renovation does not match terminal 2. New nice airport line is getting linked to this...

When I look at the many nice airports in the Asia Pacific, I can't help but feel ashamed.
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one consolation is that they have at least put in new lighting and revamped counters and check-in gates in terminal 1.

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Old Posted Oct 23, 2008, 6:51 PM
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Gross... and the terminals aren't getting updated? What a disappointment. Moreover, the renovation does not match terminal 2. New nice airport line is getting linked to this...

When I look at the many nice airports in the Asia Pacific, I can't help but feel ashamed.
that's why i keep saying they should just start from scratch and build a whole new airport next to the old one. they have the land for it. and hire a big-name foreign architect who really knows how to design for the future!!! antonio callatravas!!
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still no update on the reno project? What's the hold up?
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Hello Taiwanese government???

What's going on with the reno???

I thought you guys have a plan for the "Third Terminal"...is that cancelled?
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they've upgraded the lighting and floor and are in the process of swapping out the check-in counters I last remember. Also, the underground restaurants no longer exist (undergoing rennovations for the metro), and the departure hall restaurants are closed as well. I'd say a revamp of the inside shouldn't be that much more work... just give the walls a new cladding and it should look fairly presentable. It's the outside that needs to get started.
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omg, the entire airport soo needed a complete makeover last century.. it's not even funny.
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The good news is the terminal 1 is going to close this June because the redevelopment!
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The good news is the terminal 1 is going to close this June because the redevelopment!
That's fantastic news! How long are they closing T1 for? Are all traffic redirected to T2? Is there enough capacity? What about SongShan airport? Any plans to renovate that thing? That airport is looks like its in need of a major reno as well!
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That's fantastic news! How long are they closing T1 for? Are all traffic redirected to T2? Is there enough capacity? What about SongShan airport? Any plans to renovate that thing? That airport is looks like its in need of a major reno as well!
Actually, I get this info from this news!

http://tw.news.yahoo.com/article/url.../78/1dvrj.html

一航站將關閉改建 航空公司恐慌
更新日期:2009/02/04 04:09
〔記者姚介修、李文儀/綜合報導〕桃園機場老舊的一期航站今年六月將發包全面改建工程,由於交通部長毛治國要求兩年內完工,一期航站面臨關閉,但至今航空公司及相關廠商都未接到通知,航空公司擔心桃園機場將進入黑暗期。


一期航站仍有近十家航空公司班機運作,某航空公司主管表示,一期航站每天旅客的運量與班機起降時間帶擁擠的時段和二期差不多,如果一期關閉,旅客班機入出全部轉到二期航站運作,對航空公司、旅客來說都會是一場噩夢。


民航局長李龍文表示,一期航站改建原定一百零一年底完工,為壓縮工期、提早達成,確實不排除採取航站全部封閉的措施,但可能方案不只一個,一、兩週內會定案。


李龍文指出,航站全部封閉當然對趕工最有利,但二期航站能否負荷所有運量、海關防疫設施及航空公司因應等問題一大堆,必須要有配合條件才能全封;封閉一半也是考量方案之一。李龍文說,目前此案已由行政院交由經建會審查,通過後才會發包施工。
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From this news,this redevelopment will contract out this June. The transport minister is asking whole project must be finished within 2 years. To do this, closing terminal 1 is the best way. However, there are a lot of issues need to consider, for example does terminal 2 have enough capacity?

Acutally, this update is still going, but they just waste too much time.....
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I was reading this months Airliner Magazine and there was a little blurb and a photo about Taoyuan Airport. This photo looks like they are doing some major digging in the parking lot outside of T2. The Caption says they are working on the foundation of Terminal 3 expected to be completed around 2020.. That doesn't sound right to me... Can somebody confirm? I am thinking maybe they are working on the airport MRT line?
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I was reading this months Airliner Magazine and there was a little blurb and a photo about Taoyuan Airport. This photo looks like they are doing some major digging in the parking lot outside of T2. The Caption says they are working on the foundation of Terminal 3 expected to be completed around 2020.. That doesn't sound right to me... Can somebody confirm? I am thinking maybe they are working on the airport MRT line?
I highly doubt that considering the current infrastructure of T1/T2 are nowhere close to max capacity. The TTY Access MRT is suppose to have a stop in both Terminal 1 and 2.
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I was reading this months Airliner Magazine and there was a little blurb and a photo about Taoyuan Airport. This photo looks like they are doing some major digging in the parking lot outside of T2. The Caption says they are working on the foundation of Terminal 3 expected to be completed around 2020.. That doesn't sound right to me... Can somebody confirm? I am thinking maybe they are working on the airport MRT line?
Does that picture just like this one ?


That should be MRT line, the MRT will go through underground of T1 and T2 which will be A12, A13. The A14 will be located on west of T3.


Rendering of A12


A13


A14a (It's not the rendering for A14, it's another station which will be next to transit hotel. So there is no rendering for A14 so far.)

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The Caption says they are working on the foundation of Terminal 3 expected to be completed around 2020.. That doesn't sound right to me... Can somebody confirm? I am thinking maybe they are working on the airport MRT line?
They're working on both. The A14 station is in the basement of T3.
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