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Passenger volume on Taiwan airports drops more than 50%

Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 2, 2020
The volume of passengers handled at Taiwan's airports last week fell by more than 50 percent compared with the same period last year, amid a global outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said today.
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In the period Feb. 23 to 29, the volume of outbound and inbound passengers at Taiwan airports totaled 305,018, which was a 54.3 percent decline from the figure recorded in the last week of February 2019, the CAA said.

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In addition, the CAA said, the number of international flights handled at all of Taiwan's airports last week dropped 27.01 percent year on year, from 4,097 to 3,092.

There was a steep decline in the number of flights between Taiwan and South Korea, which totaled 212 in the week of Feb. 23, due to a cancellation rate of 59.77 percent, the CAA said.

While the decline in the number of flights between the two countries was only 10.7 percent year on year, passenger volume was down 69.57 percent from 14,719 in the same period last year, the CAA said.