Developing an Air Transportation Hub—A Planning and Analysis Process and its Application in Taiwan, R.O.C.

by David Rubin, COMSIS Corp, Silver Spring, United States,
Chawn-Yaw Jeng, COMSIS Corp, Silver Spring, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Pacific Rim TransTech Conference—Volume II: International Ties, Management Systems, Propulsion Technology, Strategic Highway Research Program

Abstract: The Ministry of Transportation and Communications of the Republic of China in Taiwan wanted to know whether it was feasible and desirable to develop an air transport hub at Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (CKS), the international airport in Taoyuan, near Taipei. COMSIS Corporation led a team of consultants performing the study. The purpose of the study was to determine under what conditions it would be beneficial to the Republic of China to develop hubbing activity at CKS, what steps to take to develop that activity, and what benefits and impacts would result from the successful accomplishment of that activity. There are several ways in which hubbing activity could be attracted to CKS: through the development of hubbing practices by national carriers, through the attraction of complexes of aircraft and schedules by foreign carriers, through the creation of a facility for the sorting and handling activity of an integrated cargo carrier, or through the development of an environment in which multi-airline hubbing is encouraged and facilitated. Each of these approaches has different steps necessary for its accomplishment, and different impacts and benefits for the people in Taiwan.

Subject Headings: Transportation studies | Air transportation | Airports and airfields | Freight transportation | Consulting services | Scheduling | Freight terminals | Aircraft and spacecraft | Corporations | Asia | Taiwan | China | Taipei

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