Taoyuan International Airport

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (IATA: TPE, ICAO: RCTP) is an international airport serving the capital city of Taipei, Taiwan, and the northern parts of the island. Located about 40 km west of Taipei in Dayuan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan, the airport is Taiwan's largest airport. It is one of five Taiwanese airports with regular international flights, and is by far the busiest international air entry point amongst them. It is the main international hub for China Airlines and EVA Air. The airport opened for commercial operations in 1979 and is an important regional trans-shipment center, passenger hub, and gateway for destinations in Asia. The airport was formerly known as Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (CKS International Airport) until the name was changed on 6 September 2006 to its current name. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is one of two airports that serves Taipei and northern Taiwan; the other, Taipei Songshan Airport, is located within Taipei City limits and served Taipei as its international airport until 1979. Songshan now mainly serves chartered flights, most of which are to and from China (see cross-strait charter), domestic flights, and some international flights to various locations in China (particularly Shanghai Hongqiao), Seoul, Korea, and Tokyo, Japan. In 2015, Taiwan Taoyuan handled a total of 38,473,333 passengers and 2,021,865,100 kg of freight. The airport was the 11th busiest airport worldwide in terms of international passenger numbers, and 6th busiest in terms of international freight traffic.

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Taipei

Taipei (/ˌtaɪˈpeɪ/), officially known as Taipei City, is the capital city and a special municipality of Taiwan. Sitting at the northern tip of the state, Taipei City is an enclave of the municipality of New Taipei City. It is about 25 km (16 mi) southwest of the northern port city Keelung. Most of the city is located on the Taipei Basin, an ancient lakebed bounded by the two relatively narrow valleys of the Keelung and Xindian rivers, which join to form the Tamsui River along the city's western border. The city proper is home to an estimated population of 2,693,672 in 2009, forming the core part of the Taipei–Keelung metropolitan area which includes the nearby cities of New Taipei and Keelung with a population of 6,900,273, the 40th most-populous urban area in the world. The name "Taipei" can refer either to the whole metropolitan area or the city proper. Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan, and one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. Considered to be a global city, Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area. Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. The city is served by two airports – Taipei Songshan and Taiwan Taoyuan. Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks which include Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Dalongdong Baoan Temple, Hsing Tian Kong, Mengjia Longshan Temple, National Palace Museum, Presidential Office Building, Taipei Guest House, Ximending, and several night markets dispersing over the city. Its natural features such as Maokong, Yangmingshan, and hot springs are also well known to international visitors. As the capital city, "Taipei" is sometimes used as a synecdoche for Taiwan. Due to the ongoing controversy over the political status of Taiwan, the name Chinese Taipei is designated for official use when Taiwanese governmental representatives or national teams participate in some international organizations or international sporting events (which may require UN statehood) in order to avoid extensive political controversy by using other names.

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Direct flights from Taipei

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Osaka From $54 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Jetstar Japan (GK)
  • Tigerair Taiwan (IT)
  • Vanilla Air (JW)
  • Peach Aviation (MM)

Singapore From $71 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Asia (3K)
  • Tigerair Singapore (TR)
  • Scoot (TZ)

Manila From $32 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)
  • Philippines AirAsia (Z2)

Cebu From $55 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)
  • Philippines AirAsia (Z2)

Seoul From $87 (Tax incl.)

  • Jeju Air (7C)
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  • Eastar Jet (ZE)

Busan From $61 (Tax incl.)

  • Jeju Air (7C)
  • Air Busan (BX)
  • Tigerair Taiwan (IT)

Kuala Lumpur From $71 (Tax incl.)

  • AirAsia X (D7)
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Tokyo From $78 (Tax incl.)

  • Jetstar Japan (GK)
  • Tigerair Taiwan (IT)
  • Vanilla Air (JW)
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Nagoya From $65 (Tax incl.)

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Shanghai From $107 (Tax incl.)

  • Juneyao Airlines (HO)

Okinawa From $58 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Taiwan (IT)
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Bangkok From $58 (Tax incl.)

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Macau From $52 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Taiwan (IT)

Tokyo From $57 (Tax incl.)

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Fukuoka From $75 (Tax incl.)

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Daegu From $61 (Tax incl.)

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Sendai From $94 (Tax incl.)

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Hakodate From $104 (Tax incl.)

  • Tigerair Taiwan (IT)

Okayama From $68 (Tax incl.)

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Jeju From $71 (Tax incl.)

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Ho Chi Minh City From $53 (Tax incl.)

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Hanoi From $62 (Tax incl.)

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