Taipei Taoyuan International Airport - previously known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport - serves the city of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. The airport is the largest and busiest on the island and handles more than 40 million passengers annually. It is located about 40 kilometres from the heart of Taipei city and consists of 2 passenger terminals.
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Taipei Taoyuan International Airport is one of 2 airports in Taipei, the other being Songshan Airport. Though located much closer to Taipei City (only 10 kilometres), only short-haul regional flights are offered at Songshan Airport. As such, those flying into Taipei from outside of North Asia would have to touch down in Taoyuan Airport, which is the hub base of China Airlines and EVA Air. Besides that, the airport is also served by a variety of other international air carriers like AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, KLM, Emirates, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines and United Airlines. As such, over 100 international connections to major cities around the world are offered at Taoyuan Airport.
Where to go
Those looking for a weekend getaway from Taoyuan Airport may want to consider grabbing a 2-hour flight to Macau, the glittery Vegas of the East. Home to more than 40 major casinos (including the world's largest, Las Vegas Sands’ The Venetian), Macau's Cotai Strip is a sparkly, neon-lighted district so reminiscent of the Las Vegas Strip that you’ll be surprised you’re in China.
If you’d prefer to leave the country, the beautiful Japanese city of Sapporo is just 3.5 hours away by flight. Visit the famous Winter Sports Museum for an in-depth look at the behind-the-scenes drama of the 1972 Winter Olympic Games (which Sapporo hosted), take a walk through the tranquil Hokkaido shrine or relax at a chic bar with a pint of light Sapporo Beer. Otherwise, a direct long-haul flight from Taoyuan Airport can also get you all the way to the world’s City of Love, Paris, for a romantic sojourn under the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.
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