Current Status

Current Status of Airport operation

Passenger flight

In 2017, a total of 65.98 million passengers entering and leaving Taiwan's airports (an average of 181,000 passengers per day), an increase of 4.3% compared with 2016. Among them, international passengers (including Hong Kong and Macao) had 44.03 million passengers, an increase of 8.1% over 2016; The number of cross-strait passengers was 10.44 million, a decrease of 7.2% compared with 2016; the number of passengers on domestic routes was 11.1 million, an increase of 2.3% compared with 2016; the number of transit passengers was 410,000, a decrease of 5.7% compared with 2016.

Among the airports, the number of passengers entering and leaving the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport was 44.88 million (123,000 passengers per day), the number of Kaohsiung International Airport was 6.48 million (18,000 passengers per day), and the number of Taipei Songshan Airport was 5.94 million (16,000 passengers per day).

Cargo flight

In 2017, the loading and unloading volume of various airports (including imported, exported, re-exported goods and mail) was 2.416 million metric tons (average 6,619 metric tons per day), an increase of 8.2% over 2016; among them, the international freight volume (including Hong Kong and Macao) was 1,078,000 metric tons, an increase of 8.2% compared with 2016; the freight volume cross-strait routes was 236,000 metric tons, an increase of 8.0% compared with 2017; the domestic freight volume was 30,000 metric tons, a decrease of 4.6% compared with 2016; the re-export was 1.072 million metric tons, an increase from the previous year. 8.7%.

Current Status of Airline Operation

In 2017, the Taiwanese airlines carried a total of 36.67 million passengers (up 0.1% from 2016); 85% (31.14 million) were international and cross-strait passengers (0.3% less than in 2016). The number of domestic passengers was 5.54 million (an increase of 2.3% compared with 2016). The freight carried 2.16 million metric tons (an increase of 27.0% compared with 2016), 98% (2.13 million metric tons) of them were international and cross-strait routes (an increase of 28.0% compared with 2016), and the domestic freight volume is about 30,000 metric tons (Reduced by 14.8% compared with 2016).

International and cross-strait routes

In 2017, six Taiwanese airlines carried a total of 31.14 million passengers on international and cross-strait routes, China Airlines carried 14.37 million (46.1%), and EVA AIR carried 12.13 million (39.0%); The other Four airlines including Mandarin Airlines, UNI AIR, Far Eastern Air Transport and TigerAir Taiwan carried 4.64 million passengers (14.9%).
In terms of cargo volume, the international and cross-strait shipping volume of Taiwanese airlines accounted for 98.4% of the total freight volume, which was 2.13 million metric tons. It still carries the main load of China Airlines and EVA AIR, carrying 1.41 million metric tons (66.5%) and 0.64 million metric tons (30.2%); the remaining airlines only accounted for 3.3%.

Domestic route

In 2017, the number of domestic passengers was 5.54 million, of which the number of passengers in UNI AIR was the highest (47.7%); the number of passengers in the Far Eastern Air Transport was 1.6 million (29.0%), while Mandarin Airlines carried the third (1.95%) of the 1.19 million; the other Daily Air Corporation carried 100,000 (1.8%).
The cargo carrying domestic routes is approximately 34,498 metric tons, of which 26,092 metric tons (75.6%) are carried by UNI AIR, followed by Mandarin Airlines' 5,948 metric tons (17.2%) and Far Eastern Air Transport (5.0%) and Daily Air Corporation has 753 metric tons (2.2%).

Creation of international Rotes

By the end of 2017, Taiwan had already negotiated with 57 countries and continued to negotiate according to market demand. In 2017, agreements have been signed with countries such as Luxembourg, Russia, Solomon Islands, Austria and the United Arab Emirates. Taiwanese, foreigners, and Chinese airlines operated a total of 211 scheduled passenger routes and 85 cargo routes, totaling 296, connecting 141 cities, 19 of which had only cargo flight.