A telescopic corridor at Taiwan's international airport connecting passengers between the terminal and planes collapsed on Monday but no-one was hurt, an airport official said.

The accident at the 10-year-old second terminal at Taoyuan International Airport outside Taipei stunned hundreds of passengers waiting to board their planes.

"It's a shame to Taiwan," one passenger told TVBS news network.

The airport, inaugurated 30 years ago, has become the target of passenger complaints ranging from leaking roofs to the lack of trolleys and their poor quality and management of airport staff.

Taiwan's transport authorities have launched a project to renovate the aging terminal at a cost of 3.2 billion Taiwan dollars (100 million US).