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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

Chengdu Shuangliu Airport Signs a Memorandum of Cooperation with Taoyuan Airport



Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (Chengdu Shuangliu Airport) and Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport (Taoyuan Airport) officially signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in early July. Taoyuan Airport is the sixth airport that has signed a cooperation agreement with Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and the other five airports are Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Houston Airport, Singapore Changi Airport, Japan's Tokyo Haneda Airport and Australia's Melbourne Airport. The cooperation between the two airports will effectively influence bilateral cooperation and boost the common development of both regions.

Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is Mainland China's fifth largest airport. In 2011, the annual passenger throughput volume reached 29.074 million and the mail & cargo throughput volume reached 4777.7 thousand tons, ranking it first place in China's central and western region and 47th place globally. Currently, there are four airlines based out of this airport, Air China's Southwest Branch, Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines Sichuan Ltd. and Chengdu Airlines. There are also more than 100 aircraft based at the airport. 138 scheduled domestic flights and 51 international flights have been opened at the airport. The Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has a blemish free records of no aerial or ground accidents for 24 years.

Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Taiwan. There are 2 runways and 2 terminals at the airport. The airport has advanced equipment, complete service support, a developed flight network and is an important air transportation hub for the Asia-Pacific region. In 2011, the passenger throughput of Taoyuan Airport was 24,948 million, ranking it 56th place globally.

Pan Jiaojun, chairman of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Company Limited and Guo Caiwen, chairman of Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport Corporation Limited, both signed their names to the Memorandum of Cooperation. According to the Memorandum of Cooperation, the two parties will share their experiences in developing and operating airports and in developing logistics. The two parties will share their ideas on fully developing airports in the future with each other to face the challenges and enjoy the opportunities deriving from the development of global airports. The two parties will try to explore projects to strengthen cooperation with each other and will actively negotiate and communicate with each other to seek cooperation opportunities regarding airport management, safety services, non-aerial business and personnel training. The two parties will also provide effective and quality services to the scheduled direct flights connecting Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport in order to provide effective and convenient customs clearance to each other's passengers and mail and cargo transportation.

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