Site ranks Taoyuan airport among world's friendliest
October 10, 2012, 12:30 am TWN
LOS ANGELES -- Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport has been selected by the Amadeus travel website as one of the world's 10 most traveler-friendly airports, thanks to its exclusive "Hello Kitty" children's play area in the gate area.
"The airport has an entire gate area designed with a Hello Kitty motif, from the chairs and wall decorations to children's play area and a shop," Amadeus said in its monthly newsletter, released Oct. 5.
The global travel data provider said layovers between flights are often unavoidable as airline cutbacks mean fewer nonstop flights. Therefore, many modern airports offer amenities and odd attractions designed to make layovers more pleasant, it said.