Taiwan sees strong rebound in air travel for 2010: DGBAS


TAIPEI, Taiwan — Domestic and international air travel showed a dramatic rebound last year amid Taiwan’s economic recovery, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said yesterday. The number of passengers on domestic flights increased by 5.4 percent in 2010 from the previous year, while the number of outgoing and incoming passengers on international flights rose by a whopping 20.1 percent, the DGBAS said.

The statistics on land transportation also showed that the number of rides on the Taipei MRT system topped 500 million last year.

In addition, 36.94 million passengers took the high speed rail last year, which represented a daily average of 100,000, the DGBAS said.