Passengers headed to Taoyuan International Airport on the mass transit line from Taipei Main Station will be able to check in for their flights in Taipei when the new MRT line begins operating next year, the Customs Administration said Sunday.
Airport check-in counters will be installed in the area of Taipei Main Station serving the Airport MRT line, allowing outbound travelers to check in their luggage, confirm seat assignments and obtain boarding passes in advance.
The check-in service will be available every day from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. once the MRT line begins operations in March and passengers who want to use the service are advised to be at Taipei Main Station at least three hours before departure.
The service will not be available, however, for passengers with oversize luggage or baggage and those that must go through quarantine inspections, according to the administration.
The administration said it will station customs officers at Taipei Main Station (known as Station A1 on the Airport MRT line) to screen checked baggage, which will be transported to the Taoyuan airport after being inspected.
Three value-added tax (VAT) refund kiosks will also be installed at the station for foreign travelers to claim tax refunds of up to NT$24,000 (US$750), according to the administration.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel