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Taiwan's 'aerotropolis' plan finally taking off

Previously shelved project now viable with rise in budget airlines, tourists

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Coming up: Taoyuan International Airport will be transformed into an 'aerotropolis' with a free trade zone, a third terminal and an industrial park to house goods distribution and aviation related industries. - PHOTO: AFP

[TAIPEI] Taiwan's ambitions to become a regional air hub finally look set to take off with approval for a mega "aerotropolis" to cash in on improving ties with China and the rise of budget airlines in the region.

The ambitious plan to transform the main Taoyuan International Airport into

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