New taxiway at Taoyuan Airport expected to improve traffic flow
Aug 15, 2018EntertainmentComments Off on New taxiway at Taoyuan Airport expected to improve traffic flow
Taipei, Taoyuan International Airport Corporation, which oversees the country's main gateway, said Wednesday it will inaugurate a new taxiway on Thursday, which will make the airport's operations more efficient.
The new 740-meter taxiway W2 runs north-south, connecting the two major runways at the airport, and will help improve the flow of traffic, the company said.
With the opening of the new taxiway, the airport will be better able to handle the world's largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, since its other taxiways have been inadequate, although its runways can land such planes, the company indicated.
The 33-month taxiway project was part of the extensive work being carried out at the airport in preparation for the construction of a third terminal.
To accommodate the new terminal, another taxiway is being built, while an existing one is being relocated, the company said.