Taichung International Airport

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Taichung International Airport
Taichung Airport Airfield color.jpg
Airport type Military/Civil
Operator Civil Aeronautics Administration
Ministry of National Defense
Serves Greater Taichung
Location Taichung City, Taiwan (ROC)
Elevation AMSL 663 ft / 203 m
Coordinates 24°15′52.80″N 120°37′14.09″E / 24.2646667°N 120.6205806°E / 24.2646667; 120.6205806
TXG is located in Taiwan
Location of airport in Taiwan
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 12,000 3,658 Concrete
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft Movements 26,457
Passenger movements 2,343,346
Airfreight movements in tonnes 2,492.0
Taichung Airport terminal building
Taichung Airport runway

Taichung International Airport (Chinese: 臺中國際機場) (IATA: RMQICAO: RCMQ), previously known as Ching Chuan Kang Airport (清泉崗機場), is an international airport located in Taichung City, Taiwan (ROC) for both commercial and military purposes. It is also the third international airport in Taiwan, with scheduled services to Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and Vietnam.


Ching Chuan Kang Air Base Airfield.

Taichung International Airport was constructed during the era of Japanese rule and was named Kōkan Airport (Japanese: 公館空港). The airport then expanded in 1954 according to the Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty, and in 1966 was renamed Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in memory of General Ching Chuan Kang. It was the largest air force base in the Far East at the time, allowing Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers to land. During the Vietnam War, Ching Chuan Kang became a depot for the United States Air Force (USAF). The USAF had been garrisoning the base with two fighter squadrons until the Sino-American Mutual Defense Treaty came into force on March 3, 1955.

Construction of passenger facilities was completed in September 2003 and civilian services began on March 5, 2004, replacing the old Shuinan Airport (zh) located in downtown Taichung. Ching Chuan Kang Airport has since become the only airport serving Taichung. The airport has been promoted to an international airport officially on Jan 03, 2017 and named as Taichung International Airport (臺中國際機場).[1]


Terminal 1[edit]

In 2003, with the demand to develop cross-strait and other international air routes from Taichung City, the Taiwan authorities made the decision to transfer airport from Shuinan Airport (TXG) to RMQ; since RMQ had been for the airbase for ROCAF, the Taiwanese CAA put a negotiation with the air force, and the air force spared an edge for building a new terminal for civilian use. The first terminal completed in 2004, and all flights moved from TXG to RMQ soon afterwards. At first, Terminal 1 had served for both domestic and international arrival and departure functions until the inauguration of Terminal 2.

Terminal 2[edit]

In 2008, the Taiwanese authorities decided to build another terminal to meet for the booming passengers' demands, and then announced "First Phase for Central Taiwan International Airport (not to be confused with Chūbu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya, Japan literally)". Terminal 2 is now serving with all international/cross-strait flights, while the older Terminal 1 is just serving domestic flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Cathay Dragon Hong Kong
China Eastern Airlines Nanjing
EVA Air Macau, Seoul–Incheon
Far Eastern Air Transport Kinmen, Magong, Xiamen (begins 19 December 2017)[2]
HK Express Hong Kong
Lucky Air Seasonal: Kunming
Mandarin Airlines Changsha, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hualien, Hong Kong, Kinmen, Magong,[3] Ningbo, Ōita, Okinawa, Seoul–Incheon, Wuxi
Tianjin Airlines Haikou
Tigerair Taiwan Macau[4]
T'way Airlines Seoul–Incheon (begins 15 December 2017)[5]
Uni Air Guangzhou, Kinmen, Magong, Matsu Nangan, Shenzhen, Wuxi[6]
Vietjet Air Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok[7]
International destinations[needs update]

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