Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications reported passenger numbers at Taiwan’s 17 airports increased 13.9% year-on-year to 18.2 million in the first five months of 2012, the highest in the past 10 years, according to a Huaxia report. International air passenger numbers, including Hong Kong and Macau, increased 10.9% to 9.5 million while cross-Strait passenger numbers increased 31.4% to 3.7 million and domestic passenger numbers increased 10.3% to 4.3 million. The Ministry attributed the increase traffic to the launch of services from Taipei Songshan to Tokyo Haneda, Shanghai Hongqiao and Seoul Gimpo.
Taiwan air pax in first five months of 2012 reaches 10-year high
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