TNT wrote:for the past week (more than usual) planes from MD-80s to 320/330s are coming in from the east over Neihu to land in Songshan airport. Does anyone know why this is?
It's due to wind direction. You want to take off and land with the wind in your face. Creates better lift at slower speeds which equates to safer take offs and landings. The wind usually comes from the north in the winter, so planes approach Taoyuan International Airport from the south to land. In the summer, we get those nice winds from the south, so the planes approach and land from the north.
When I see the EVA planes coming in for a landing over Baishawan heading south, I know that there is an offshore breeze and most likely the surf is up!