Taoyuan airport to speed up self check-in bag drops at T2

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is making plans to speed up self check-in baggage drops in Terminal 2. They say that will help reduce the congestion at the airport, which is the nation's busiest.

Right now the airport serves nearly 45 million passengers every year. That's about ten million more passengers than the airport is designed to handle.

Work is under way on Terminal 3, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020.

Meanwhile, the airport has started to plan contingency measures to deal with hundreds of thousands of travelers during the Chinese Lunar New Year, which is the peak travel season.

The airport currently serves about 110,000-120,000 passengers a day, but it has breached the 130,000 mark on peak travel days during the holidays.

This year, one of the most important days, Lunar New Year's Eve, lands on February 15.

Source: Radio Taiwan International