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Encyclopedia > Sungshan Domestic Airport

Sungshan Domestic Airport (松山國內機場 Pinyin: Songshan Guonei Jichang), or Taipei Sung Shan Airport, is in Songshan District, Taipei, the Republic of China. The airport is 1.82 km.


Servicing airlines

Airlines providing regular passenger and cargo flight are:

Four offer unscheduled charter flight:

  • Daily Air (德安)
  • Sunrise Airlines (中興)
  • Great Bird Air Lines (大鵬)
  • Asia Pacific Airlines (亞太)

History

The airport started as a Japanese military airbase during the Occupation. In 1946, it came to be controlled by the Republic of China's Air Force. Before the establishment of the People's Republic of China, the airport provided flight routes between Shanghai and Taipei, occasionally via Fuzhou.


Shared with the militia, civilian use -- both domestic and international -- began on April 16, 1950 in the reconstructed The Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Civil Aeronautics Administration Taipei Airport (交通部民用航空局台北航空站). Domestic destinations have been Kaohsiung, Hualien, Taichung, Makung, and Tainan. The first international destinations were Seattle, Tokyo, Pusan, Manila (airport is in suburbs of Metro Manila), Bangkok, and Hong Kong. The first international airlines include Japan Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, and Indonesia Airlines. All international activities were relocated to Chiang Kai-shek International Airport after its inauguration on February 26, 1979.


An issue of contention is whether planned future flights to the mainland would fly out of Sungshan Domestic or CKS International (since some in Taiwan consider the mainland "domestic" while others do not). Mayor Ma Ying-jeou has been pressing to make Sungshan Airport Taipei's main cross-strait terminal, citing that its location close to the city center would make it preferable for business travellers. However, some members of the pan-green coalition have cited that allowing mainland flights to land so close to the presidential headquarters would cause a security hazard.


External link

  • Official website (http://www.tsa.gov.tw/0069/index.htm) (in English and Traditional Chinese)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Airports for Taiwan (494 words)
The more convenient of the two is the Chung Hsing limousine bus, which leaves every fifteen to twenty minutes and runs on two routes—one terminating at the Taipei Railway Station and the other at the Sungshan Domestic Airport.
The other bus service is actually a local bus and offers only one route into Taipei that also terminates at the Sungshan Domestic Airport.
One runs from in front of the Taipei Railway Station and the other from the western end of Sungshan Domestic Airport.
Songshan Domestic Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (294 words)
Songshan Domestic Airport (松山國內機場 Pinyin: Songshan Guonei Jichang), or Taipei Song Shan Airport, is in Songshan District, Taipei, the Republic of China.
The first international destinations were Seattle, Tokyo, Pusan, Manila (airport is in suburbs of Metro Manila), Bangkok, and Hong Kong.
An issue of contention is whether planned future flights to the mainland would fly out of Songshan Domestic or CKS International (since some in Taiwan consider the mainland "domestic" while others do not).
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