Penghu Airport (IATA: MZG, ICAO: RCQC), formerly Magong Airport (Chinese: 馬公機場; pinyin: Mǎgōng Jīchǎng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Má-keng Ki-tiû), is an airport in Huxi, Penghu County, Taiwan. With 2,380,265 passengers in 2017, it is the fifth-busiest airport in Taiwan.
|Operator||Civil Aeronautics Administration|
|Location||Huxi, Penghu County, Taiwan|
The operation of the airport originally started in 1957 with focus on military personnel and cargo transportation. The construction of the new terminal began in 1966 and was subordinate to Kaohsiung Airport. The airport was officially established as Type C airport and began operations on 1 August 1977.
In August 2004, the second phase of the airport new terminal was completed, which include the waiting room and terminal building. In June 2015, a new instrument landing system at the airport was inaugurated which was expected to improve safety, reducing the visibility requirement for the runway from 1,600 to 1,200 metres.
Airlines and destinationsEdit
|Mandarin Airlines||Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei–Songshan|
|Uni Air||Chiayi, Kaohsiung, Kinmen, Taichung, Tainan, Taipei–Songshan|
- On 23 July 2014, TransAsia Airways Flight 222 crashed during a second attempt landing during bad weather. The flight originated from Kaohsiung International Airport. The ATR 72-500 was carrying 58 passengers. 11 survived the initial crash but one succumbed to their injuries during the following days. On the ground, 5 were injured and two homes caught fire due to the crash.
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- "Magong Airport gets new instrument landing system". focustaiwan.tw.
- "國內航線班機載客率及市場占有率－按航線分". www.caa.gov.tw. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
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