Taipei-The Taipei station of United Airlines (UA) at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport won the airlines' Silver Safety Excellence Award Wednesday, the first time it has been accorded the status.
Of UA's more than 170 outports around the globe, Taipei was given the honor in the airline's annual Safety Excellence Program -- a key element of its safety management system that evaluates the safety of the team and airport, customers and assets, Wang Kuo-an (???), UA's airport operating manager in Taiwan, said at the award ceremony.
"Safety is No. 1," Wang stressed, attributing the honor to the teamwork between the Taipei station, Taoyuan International Airport Corporation and all its ground staff.
In line with UA's top priority of safety, the Taipei station will do its utmost to achieve the goal of "zero damage and zero injuries," he said.
It is the first time the Taipei station has been ranked with the same status as Singapore, as well as various cities in Japan and China, making it one of the safest outports in Asia selected by UA, he went on.
Gold status is awarded when a station achieves two consecutive years of 10 percent improvement in both injury and aircraft damage rates.
The Taoyuan airport is Taiwan's main gateway, located about 40 kilometers west of Taipei in Taoyuan's Dayuan District. It serves Taipei and northern Taiwan.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel