Macau International Airport

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Macau International Airport

Aeroporto Internacional de Macau


Oumùhn Gwokjai Gēichèuhng
Macau International Airport overview - panoramio - calvinstkm.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Macau
OperatorSociedade do Aeroporto Internacional de Macau S.A.R.L.
LocationTaipa, Macau
Hub forAir Macau
Elevation AMSL6 m / 20 ft
Coordinates22°08′58″N 113°35′29″E / 22.14944°N 113.59139°E / 22.14944; 113.59139Coordinates: 22°08′58″N 113°35′29″E / 22.14944°N 113.59139°E / 22.14944; 113.59139
MFM/VMMC is located in Macau
Location in Macau
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,360 11,024 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Cargo (t)37,499[3]
Sources: airport website[4][5]
Macau International Airport
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese澳門國際機場
Simplified Chinese澳门国际机场
Cantonese YaleOumùhn Gwokjai Gēichèuhng
Portuguese name
PortugueseAeroporto Internacional de Macau

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, during Portuguese administration of the region.

Since then the airport has been a common transfer point for people traveling between the Mainland 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.[6] In 2017 the number of passengers had increased to 7,165,803 which is more than the 6 million passengers per year the terminal was designed for.[7][8]



The airport's designed capacity is 6,000,000 passengers per year, with processing capacity of up to 2,000 passengers per hour.[citation needed] The airport does not have a night curfew. There are 24 parking spaces for aircraft in the apron, with 5 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.

Runway and aprons[edit]

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.

Other tenants[edit]

Other tenants of the airport are the Macau Customs Service (Independent department under Secretariat for Security of Macau), the Macau Immigration Department/Services (Public Security Police Force of Macau),the Macau Business Aviation Centre, Servair Macau and Menzies Macau.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


AirAsia Kota Kinabalu[9], Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Busan
Air China Wuhan
Air Macau Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Changzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Da Nang, Fukuoka, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Hefei, Kaohsiung, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Osaka–Kansai, Qingdao,[10] Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Taipei–Taoyuan, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Tokyo–Narita, Wenzhou,[11] Xiamen, Zhengzhou
Bassaka Air Phnom Penh
Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing–Capital
Cambodia Airways Phnom Penh,[12] Siem Reap,[12] Sihanoukville[12]
Cebu Pacific Cebu,[13] Clark, Manila
China Eastern Airlines Kunming[14], Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong
China Eastern Airlines operated by Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong[15]
EVA Air Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei–Taoyuan
Hainan Airlines Haikou, Sanya[16]
Jeju Air Daegu,[17] Seoul–Incheon
Jin Air Seoul–Incheon
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
JC International Airlines Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Denpasar/Bali (Seasonal Charter)
Lanmei Airlines Palau, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville
Philippine Airlines Manila
Philippines AirAsia Cebu,[18] Kalibo (begins 2 March 2019),[19] Manila
Royal Flight Moscow–Sheremetyevo,[20] Saint Petersburg
Royal Air Charter Seasonal Charter: Cebu,[21] Laoag,[22] Tuguegarao[21]
Scoot Singapore
Shenzhen Airlines Wuxi
Spring Airlines Hangzhou, Shanghai–Pudong, Ningbo
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Krabi, Pattaya–U-Tapao, Phuket
Tigerair Taiwan Kaohsiung,[23] Taichung,[24] Taipei–Taoyuan
T'way Airlines Seoul–Incheon
XiamenAir Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen


MASKargo Kuala Lumpur–International[25]
Qatar Airways Cargo Chicago–O’Hare, Doha, Guadalajara,[26] Houston–Intercontinental, Liège, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Tokyo–Narita[27]


Annual traffic[edit]

Year Passengers[28][29] Airfreight (kg)[30][31] Aircraft operations
1995 43,642 127,606 662
1996 1,300,936 25,043,358 13,386
1997 1,952,578 45,540,468 19,837
1998 2,214,487 65,166,798 24,015
1999 2,640,111 53,117,516 23,861
2000 3,239,428 68,084,076 28,692
2001 3,805,306 76,075,513 32,506
2002 4,171,703 111,267,673 37,564
2003 2,905,566 141,294,285 31,293
2004 3,714,259 220,828,358 40,506
2005 4,247,742 227,232,634 45,004
2006 4,976,093 220,572,754 51,049
2007 5,498,878 180,935,284 53,386
2008 5,097,802 167,767,412 49,764
2009 4,250,249 49,995,119 40,601
2010 4,078,836 52,165,711 37,148
2011 4,045,014 39,523,531 38,946
2012 4,491,065 27,794,488 41,997
2013 5,027,059 26,464,881 48,950
2014 5,481,441 28,767,407 52,559
2015 5,831,459 30,058,277 55,720
2016 6,628,555 32,891,452 56,932

Busiest routes[edit]

Ranking Airport Weekly departures Seating capacity Carrier(s)
1 Taiwan Taipei–Taoyuan 85 Air Macau, Eva Air, Tigerair Taiwan
2 China Shanghai–Pudong 42 Air Macau, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Spring Airlines, Juneyao Airlines
3 South Korea Seoul–Incheon 38 Air Macau, Jeju Air, Jin Air, T'way Airlines
4 Taiwan Kaohsiung 36 Air Macau, Eva Air, Tigerair Taiwan
5 China Beijing–Capital 32 Air Macau, Capital Airlines
6= China Shanghai–Hongqiao 28 Air Macau, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines
6= Thailand Bangkok–Don Mueang 28 Thai AirAsia
6= China Hangzhou 28 Air Macau, Xiamen Airlines, Spring Airlines
9= Malaysia Kuala Lumpur–International 21 AirAsia
9= Philippines Manila 21 Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsia
11 Vietnam Da Nang 16 Air Macau, VietJet Air
12= Thailand Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 14 Air Macau
12= China Xiamen 14 Air Macau, Xiamen Airlines
12= Taiwan Taichung 14 Eva Air, Tigerair Taiwan
12= China Ningbo 14 Air Macau, Spring Airlines
16= Singapore Singapore-Changi 11 Scoot
16= Thailand Chiang Mai 11 Scoot
18 Cambodia Phnom Penh 10 Cambodia Airways, JC International Airlines

Ground transportation[edit]

The airport is connected by public transit bus routes, taxis, private cars and regional coach services.

Air–sea link[edit]

For passengers transferring to 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 Ferry Terminal without passing Macau immigration.


Towards Macau Peninsula, Taipa, Cotai and Coloane

  • Transmac routes:
    • 26 - Bacia Norte do Patane ↔ Merado Municipal de Coloane
    • 51A - The Praia ↔ Av. Vale das Borboletas
    • AP1 - Portas do Cerco ↺ Aeroporto de Macau
    • AP1X - Praça das Portas do Cerco ↺ Aeroporto de Macau (06:00-10:00, 15:00-20:00)
    • MT4 - Parque M. Dr. Sun Yat Sen ↔ Terminal Marítimo de Passageiros da Taipa
  • T.C.M. routes:
    • N2 - Bacia Norte do Patane ↔ Terminal Marítimo de Passageiros da Taipa (00:00-06:00)
  • Nova Era routes:
    • 36 - Rotunda Leonel Sousa ↺ Aeroporto de Macau
    • MT1 - Praceta 24 de Junho ↺ Aeroporto de Macau

Cross-Border Coach[edit]

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.

Light rail[edit]

Macau Light Rail Transit will be 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.[32]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "旅客吞吐量統計" (in Chinese).
  2. ^ "航班升降架次統計" (in Chinese).
  3. ^ "貨運吞吐量統計" (in Chinese).
  4. ^ Macau International Airport Archived 8 September 2012 at WebCite, official site
  5. ^ "MIA Passenger Volume Hit Record High Creating a New Starting Point - Macau International Airport". Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  6. ^ Macau 2007 Yearbook. Government Information Bureau of the Macau SAR. 2007. ISBN 978-99937-56-09-5.
  7. ^ "CAM: Traffic Statistics". Macau International Airport. Retrieved 18 Feb 2018.
  8. ^ "MIA: Airport History". Airport Information Management Solutions Ltd. Retrieved 18 Feb 2018.
  9. ^ "AirAsia strengthens Kota Kinabalu hub with new direct route to Macao". AirAsia Newsroom.
  10. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Air Macau expands Beijing; adds Qingdao route in Aug 2018". Routesonline.
  11. ^ "Air Macau resumes Wenzhou service in 1Q19". routesonline. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  12. ^ a b c "Cambodia Airways files operational network from July 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  13. ^ Tribune, Aviation (22 September 2018). "Cebu Pacific Launches Direct Service Between Cebu and Macau".
  14. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "China Eastern adds Kunming – Macau service from Dec 2018". Routesonline.
  15. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Shanghai Airlines adds Shanghai Pu Dong – Macau from March 2018". Routesonline.
  16. ^ "Hainan Airlines adds Sanya – Macau service from July 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Jeju Air adds Daegu – Macau service from Dec 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  18. ^ "AirAsia kicks off city's first direct flight to Kota Kinabalu | MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳門每日時報". Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  19. ^ Ltd. 2019, UBM (UK). "Philippines AirAsia adds Kalibo – Macau service from March 2019". Routesonline.
  20. ^ Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Royal Flight resumes Moscow – Macau route from May 2018". Routesonline.
  21. ^ a b Ltd. 2018, UBM (UK). "Royal Air Charter adds Macau service in 2H18". Routesonline.
  22. ^ "Flight Schedule".
  23. ^ "tigerair Taiwan to Start Macau Service from Dec 2014". Airline Route. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  24. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "tigerair Taiwan adds Taichung – Macau service in S17". Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  25. ^ "Menzies Macau welcomes MASkargo as a new Cargo customer".
  26. ^ "Qatar Airways Cargo commences Macau-Guadalajara transpacific freighter service". Gulf-Times. 7 January 2019.
  27. ^ "Qatar Airways Cargo adds Macau / Round-the-world route in W18". RoutesOnline. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  28. ^ "Traffic Statistics - Passengers, retrieved March 5, 2015". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  29. ^ "CAM :: Traffic Statistics - Passengers".
  30. ^ "Traffic Statistics - Cargo, retrieved March 5, 2015". Archived from the original on 20 September 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  31. ^ "CAM :: Traffic Statistics - Cargo".
  32. ^ "澳門特別行政區政府 運輸基建辦公室 - Gabinete para as Infra-estruturas de Transportes Governo da R.A.E.M."

External links[edit]

Media related to Macau International Airport at Wikimedia Commons