Taipei Songshan Airport
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- 340-9 Dunhua N Rd, Taipei 10548, Taiwan
- Other airports serving Taipei
- Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
- 2605m x 60m
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- Air China
All Nippon Airways
China Eastern Airlines
Far Eastern Air Transport
Taipei Songshan Airport (also known as Taipei International Airport) serves the city of Taipei, Taiwan. The airport is the smaller of two airports serving Taipei, with the majority of services being intra-Taiwan or short-haul services to mainland China and Asia. The airport is located near to downtown Taipei, much closer than the larger Taoyuan Airport. As a result, the airport is favoured among business travellers, and much of the destinations served from Songshan are major business centres such as Tokyo Haneda and Shanghai. Taiwanese carriers Uni Air, TransAsia Airways and Mandarin Airlines are the largest operators at Taipei Songshan.
Location of Taipei Songshan Airport, Taiwan
Ground Handlers servicing Taipei Songshan Airport
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Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines will make advances with their forthcoming entry into the highly lucrative cross-Strait market between mainland China and Taiwan, where yields approach an astronomical USD30 cents/km for the one to two hour flights. While they are due to initially serve Kaohsiung, a Taiwanese port city, they should gain entry on the key Shanghai-Taipei route later in 2013. The two privately-owned airlines are the most prominent of the carriers that launched mid-last decade during a period of relative liberalisation. Being new carriers, they have lean bases unencumbered with legacy baggage. Spring also has the distinction of being China's largest LCC by some degree, and will be the first LCC on the cross-Strait market.
The two will be expected to offer lower fares than competitors, but not by much, at least on the Shanghai-Taipei route. Demand far exceeds current supply, tightly controlled by the respective governments since scheduled cross-Strait services recommenced in 2008 as relations between the two governments warmed. There is little incentive to offer cut-throat fares as might be expected in other markets. The routes should do well for Juneyao and Spring from a marketing and profitability perspective, but their limited frequency against a backdrop of high demand means competitors should have little to worry about for the medium term. In the long term, however, these short point-to-point routes seem perfect for LCCs, if airlines are willing to make a fundamental change to their business.
Part one of this report on the growth strategy for Taiwan's TransAsia Airways looks at how the carrier is seeking a greater role in Northeast Asia-Southeast Asia connecting traffic. To facilitate a greater ranger of destinations – the carrier's sole Southeast Asian point is Singapore – TransAsia plans to open service to Bangkok as well as destinations in Indonesia and Malaysia. In Northeast Asia, a Tokyo service may be added while frequency boosts will occur at existing Japanese destinations.
One Asian market TransAsia is not interested in is Taipei-Hong Kong, the world's most populous international route and which is currently experiencing over-capacity following the opening of cross-Strait flights between Taiwan and mainland China, a market TransAsia is present in. The carrier's new A330s, its first widebodies, will initially be used on blue-chip regional routes to raise awareness and also where demand justifies their presence.
The SkyTeam alliance has taken another step forward in cementing its place in the fast-growing North Asian aviation market by adding China Airlines, Taiwan’s largest carrier and the world's seventh largest cargo carrier (by international scheduled FTKs - or eighth largest by total system FTKs), to the fold on 28-Sep-2011. China Airlines' entry comes just three months after China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines joined the grouping in Jun-2011. China Airlines will be the first Taiwanese carrier to join a global alliance, with rival EVA Air remaining unaligned.
China Airlines will become the 15th member of the SkyTeam airline alliance (see Appendix for full list of alliance groupings). By joining SkyTeam, the Taiwanese carrier will expand its international coverage nine-fold via codesharing to 926 destinations in 173 countries across 14,000 services from the current 1010 destinations in 29 countries.
Taiwan's airlines are gearing up for a boom in visitors from Mainland China. Taiwan’s Transportation and Communications Minister Mao Chikuo has urged Taiwanese carriers to purchase more aircraft before the number of Mainland tourists permitted to visit the island increases from 5 million presently to 10 million p/a over the next three to four years. While the demand will no doubt be captured predominantly by the nation's two major carriers, EVA Air and China Airlines, some of the nation's smaller carriers are also targeting rapid expansion in the months and years ahead on cross-Strait and near-international routes.
Conflict is brewing in the US over new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) procedures, and airline crew – usually most vocal in support of effective security screening - are the strongest critics. Thanksgiving might see a boilover.
Despite the global downturn, which is having a massive impact on the island’s aviation and export businesses, the Taiwan Government has big plans for its national gateway, Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei. Taiwan plans to create a massive new air hub and free trade zone at Taoyuan International, covering 6,150 hectares.