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Taitung Air Base

As of the late 1990s, the longest runway at Taitung (actually called Chih-hang, or Zhihang in pinyin) was reportedly 5,315 feet long. To develop the air transportation of the East Side of Taiwan, the government set up Taitung waiting room in February 1977, which is the predecessor of the civilian air station. On 1 July 1981, Taitung Airport Office was formally established by order, and relocated to the present site in Feng-Nan on 31 October of the same year due to military strategic needs. Moreover, the economic boom and deregulation of air space since 1986 have generated tourism and thriving development of the aviation industry. To cope with the market needs, the civil aviation building expansion was undertaken in 1990 and completed in 1991.

Taitung was a sleepy backwater until recently but has been the center of some major tourist developments in recent years.

7th (737th) TFWTaitung AB
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Updated Saturday, April 01, 2000 4:07:44 AM