Macau International Airport
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|Macau International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional de Macau
Oumùhn Gwokjai Gēichèuhng
|IATA: MFM – ICAO: VMMC|
|Owner||Government of Macau|
|Operator||Sociedade do Aeroporto Internacional de Macau S.A.R.L.|
|Location||Taipa, Macau, China|
|Hub for||Air Macau|
|Elevation AMSL||6 m / 20 ft|
|Macau International Airport|
|Portuguese||Aeroporto Internacional de Macau|
|Economy of Macau|
|Currency and identity|
|Other Macau topics|
Macau International Airport (IATA: MFM, ICAO: VMMC) (Portuguese: Aeroporto Internacional de Macau), is an international airport in the special administrative region of Macau, situated at the eastern end of Taipa island and neighbouring waters which opened for commercial operations on 9 November 1995. Since then the airport has been a common transfer point for people traveling between Mainland China and Taiwan, as well as a passenger hub for destinations in mainland China and Southeast Asia. During 2006, the airport handled 5 million passengers and 220,000 tonnes of cargo.
The airport's designed capacity is 6,000,000 passengers per year, with processing capacity of up to 2,000 passengers per hour. The airport does not have a night curfew. There are 24 parking spaces for aircraft in the apron, with 4 jetways. There are 10 gates. As in Hong Kong, Macau has its own immigration policies and is a separate customs territory from mainland China. All travellers, including those to mainland China and Hong Kong, need to go through the immigration and customs inspections of international flights.
The airport's runway was built on a strip of reclaimed land in the sea, adjacent to Taipa Island, where the main terminal and air traffic control facilities are located. The runway is connected to the apron by two causeways. Runway 34 is ILS CAT II equipped. Navigational and radio aids are located at either end of the runway. Despite its small area, the airport is capable of handling Boeing 747s and Antonov 124s, which forms a vital freight link between local manufacturers and overseas markets. Its catering facility can produce up to 10,000 meals per day.
- Macau Customs Service (Independent department under Secretariat for Security of Macau)
- Macau Immigration Department/Services (Public Security Police Force of Macau)
- Macau Business Aviation Centre
- Servair Macau
- Menzies Macau
Airlines and destinations
|Year||Passengers||Airfreight (kg)||Aircraft operations|
|Ranking||Airport||Weekly departures||Seating capacity||Carrier(s)|
|1||Taipei-Taoyuan||84||Air Macau, Eva Air, TransAsia Airways, Tigerair Taiwan|
|2||Kaohsiung||33||Air Macau, Eva Air, TransAsia Airways, Tigerair Taiwan|
|3||Shanghai-Pudong||30||Air Macau, China Eastern Airlines, Spring Airlines, Juneyao Airlines|
|4=||Shanghai-Hongqiao||28||Air Macau, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines|
|4=||Bangkok-Don Mueang||28||Thai AirAsia|
|4=||Da Nang||28||Air Macau, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines|
|4=||Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi||28||Air Macau, Thai Smile|
|8=||Hangzhou||21||Air Macau, Xiamen Airlines|
|8=||Seoul-Incheon||21||Air Macau, Jin Air|
|12||Manila||15||AirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines|
|13||Xiamen||14||Air Macau, Xiamen Airlines|
|15||Tianjin-Binhai||11||Air Macau, Xiamen Airlines|
The airport is connected by public transit bus routes, taxis, private cars and regional coach services.
For transfer passenger to Mainland China or Hong Kong a "two customs, one checkpoint" service is provided. Passengers can use a bus shuttle directly from the airport to the New Macau Ferry Terminal or the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal without passing Macau immigration.
- Transmac routes:
- 26 - Rua Norte do Patane/Bacia Norte do Patane
- AP1 - Portas do Cerco
- T.C.M. routes:
- N2 - Bacia Norte do Patane/Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal (Night only)
- Nova Era routes:
Cross-Border Coach connects Macau International Airport with mainland locations like Huadao, Guangzhou, Panyu, Dongguan, Gongbei Port of Entry and Hengqin Border. The "two customs, once checkpoint" service is also available to the Hengqin Border.
Macau Light Rail Transit is located at the Avenida Wai Long, Airport Station is close to Macau International Airport. In addition, the seamless connection between the Station and the footbridge allows passengers to access the Airport and the hotels nearby.
- Macau International Airport, official site
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- Airport information for MFM at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
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