The development of Taiwan’s Taoyuan region has initiated a dynamic, €1.25 billion, expansion scheme at the country’s international airport that will enable it to service the region’s growing appetite for air travel. Our main challenge is to construct the new terminal site while the airport functions as usual, taking care to minimise impact on airport operations.Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport currently handles 30 million passengers a year. The region is growing into a thriving industrial and residential hub, and passenger numbers are expected to rise to 60 million by 2030.
We operate as General Consultant for the Terminal Three Area project and provide Master Planning services, in a joint venture with T.Y. Lin International and Parsons Brinckerhoff. This includes developing the baggage handling concept, air traffic forecast, commercial planning, and master plans for aviation fuel and storm water drainage.
Our main challenge is to construct the new terminal site while the airport functions as usual, taking care to minimise impact on airport operations.
The project involves the design and construction of a third terminal which connects to the airport’s Terminal 2. The area in between will be used to develop a ground transportation centre, car park and commercial real estate. In addition the work comprises a taxiway relocation, road system expansion and apron area creation. The terminals will have stations served by the region’s light rail system.
Hong Jung Fei, President, Taoyuan International Airport Corporation Ltd. said: “The expansion of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport will allow us to regain our position as a major aviation hub and become an even stronger driver for the national economy.”
“After the planned completion in 2021 the airport will combine Taiwan’s rich cultural heritage with excellent passenger experience, operational efficiency, the sustainable use of energy sources and minimised waste. It will also open the doors to local development and economic stability in the region.”