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Taoyuan is world’s most efficient airport, ACI statistics show

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has been ranked the most efficient airport in the world last year, based on the statistics provided by Airport Council International (ACI).

The ranking was unveiled on Tuesday by Vivian Cheung (張李佳蕙), deputy director of the airport operations of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, who was invited to be keynote speaker at a forum in Taoyuan on how to turn the nation’s largest international airport into a smart airport.

Taoyuan International Airport Corp (TIAC) said it was the first time the airport beat Hong Kong in the particular category. Taoyuan had been ranked No. 4 in both 2012 and 2013.

The rankings covered 1,000 airports with more than 10,000 annual aircraft movements. The other airports in the top 5 were Hong Kong, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Tokyo’s Narita Airport and Seoul’s Incheon Airport.

TIAC president David Fei (費鴻鈞) said that more than 30,000 company employees and 232 government and private agency workers had all contributed to the achievement.

He also thanked passengers for their understanding while all flights are using only one runway at the airport because the other is closed for renovations.

“The achievement shows that the airport is capable of integrating limited resources and manpower,” Fei said. “The airport’s efficiency will be greatly enhanced after the runway renovation and the expansion of the Terminal Two is complete.”

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