Taipei Songshan Airport’s Business Aviation Centre to be completed next year is generating healthy interest from private jet operators.
Parties keen to use the facility include InteTransAsia Airways, Mandarin Airlines, ZTE, Uniair and Win Air. Songshan Airport officials estimate that about 30 executive jets per month take off from their airport, and are optimistic they can win business in the future from the larger Taoyuan International Airport.
According to the blueprint, the complex will consist of hangars big enough to fit up to three Gulfstream G550 aircraft and several other buildings.
Songshan Airport in downtown Taipei – which has gone back to using its previous name, Taipei International Airport – has been undergoing a major renovation these past months. Like other older airports around the region such as Hongqiao Airport, Gimpo Airport and Haneda Airport, it has reestablished itself as an international player, upgrading runways and infrastructure.
Its newly renovated Terminal 1 opened this week to handle international operations (as Terminal 2 shut down for rehabilitation). Flights between Songshan and Haneda start up this Sunday, October 31, 2010.
For more about the airport, visit www.tsa.gov.tw
Margie T Logarta