Penghu Airport

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Magong Airport
馬公航空站
馬公機場

Mǎgōng Hángkōngzhàn
Mǎgōng Jīchǎng
Magong Airport.jpg
Penghu Airport Terminal
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aeronautics Administration
Location Magong, Penghu County, Taiwan
Coordinates 23°34′00″N 119°37′48″E / 23.56667°N 119.63000°E / 23.56667; 119.63000Coordinates: 23°34′00″N 119°37′48″E / 23.56667°N 119.63000°E / 23.56667; 119.63000
Website www.mkport.gov.tw/English/Main/index.aspx
Map
MZG is located in Taiwan
MZG
MZG
Location of airport in Taiwan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 3,000 9,843 Concrete

Penghu Airport (IATA: MZG, ICAO: RCQC), also known by the previous name Magong Airport (Chinese: 馬公機場; pinyin: Mǎgōng Jīchǎng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Má-keng Ki-tiû), is an airport in Magong City, Penghu County, Taiwan.

History[edit]

The operation of the airport originally started in 1957 with focus on military personnel and cargo transportation. The construction of the new terminal began in 1966 and was subordinate to Kaohsiung Airport. The airport was officially established as Type C airport and began operations on 1 August 1977.

In August 2004, the second phase of the airport new terminal was completed, which include the waiting room and terminal building.[1] In June 2015, a new instrument landing system at the airport was inaugurated which was expected to improve safety, reducing the visibility requirement for the runway from 1,600 to 1,200 metres.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Daily Air Qimei
Far Eastern Air Transport Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei–Songshan
Charter: Hong Kong (begins 26 September 2018)
Mandarin Airlines Kaohsiung,[3] Taichung, Taipei–Songshan
Uni Air Chiayi, Kaohsiung, Kinmen, Taichung, Tainan, Taipei–Songshan
Busiest routes from Penghu in 2017[4]
Rank City Passengers
1 Taipei–Songshan 952,322
2 Kaohsiung 794,945
3 Taichung 419,370
4 Tainan 147,552
5 Chiayi 37,914

Accidents[edit]

  • On 23 July 2014, TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed during a second attempt landing during bad weather. The flight originated from Kaohsiung International Airport. The ATR 72-500 was carrying 58 passengers. 11 survived the initial crash but one succumbed to their injuries during the following days. On the ground, 5 were injured and two homes caught fire due to the crash.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "馬公市公所-英文版-". mkcity.gov.tw. Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  2. ^ "Magong Airport gets new instrument landing system". focustaiwan.tw. 
  3. ^ "Mandarin Airlines adds new domestic route from Nov 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "國內航線班機載客率及市場占有率-按航線分" (PDF). caa.gov.tw (in Chinese). Retrieved 25 January 2018. 

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