A China Airlines Boeing 747 approaching Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Taipei’s Songshan Airport Records a Profit Amid Pandemic

Taiwan's aviation industry seems significantly different from its global peers. For example, the staff of China Airlines were recently rewarded with year-end bonuses. In addition, Taipei's Songshan airport, which mainly provides domestic and limited regional services, has recorded a $4.61 million profit during the pandemic in spite of declining passenger capacity. Songshan earned $38 million in 2019. Songshan was the only profitable airport in Taiwan and served 3 million passengers last year, a drop of over 50% compared to the…

A Look Inside Taipei’s Songshan Airport

If you’ve ever planned a trip to Asia, you most likely have stumbled upon the dilemma of which airport to set as your destination. Tokyo has Narita and Haneda, Seoul has Incheon and Gimpo, Shanghai has Pudong and Hongqiao, and Bangkok has Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang. Almost every major city…