Jun 08, 2017 Market Comments Off on An assessment report on Taipei Songshan airport due next year
Taipei--A report on civilian airports in northern Taiwan will be completed in early 2018, a news release by the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said on Thursday.
The possibility of reclaiming the land occupied by Taipei Songshan Airport was discussed at a forum in Taipei early that day, but Lin Kuo-shian (???), head of the CAA, said he believes that any relocation of the airport will be impossible for the next 20 years.
Others have suggested that operations at the airport could be transferred to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the main gateway to Taiwan.
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has instructed the CAA to draft a report on how best to manage civilian airports in northern Taiwan, meaning Songshan and Taoyuan airports, addressing such issues as noise, positive and negative impacts for the cities where they are located and public opinion, according to the news release.
The ministry also ordered Taoyuan Airport Corporation to draft a report on how many flights and passengers it can feasibly serve, according to the release.
Proposals from the two reports are expected to be discussed early next year, according to the CAA.
If the government decides to readjust the operations of the two airports, the CAA will execute the government's decision, said the CAA.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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