Macau International Airport

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Macau International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional de Macau
澳門國際機場
Oumùhn Gwokjai Gēichèuhng
MacauInternationalAirportLogo.svg
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IATA: MFMICAO: VMMC
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Macau
Operator Sociedade do Aeroporto Internacional de Macau S.A.R.L.
Serves Macau
Location Taipa, Macau, China
Hub for Air Macau
Elevation AMSL 6 m / 20 ft
Coordinates 22°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
Website www.macau-airport.com/en
Map
MFM/VMMC is located in Macau
MFM/VMMC
MFM/VMMC
Location in Macau
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,420 11,220 Concrete
Sources: airport website[1] and DAFIF[2][3]
Macau International Airport
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 澳門國際機場
Simplified Chinese 澳门国际机场
Portuguese name
Portuguese Aeroporto Internacional de Macau

Macau International Airport (IATA: MFMICAO: 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.[4]

Facilities[edit]

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 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.

Other tenants[edit]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
Air Busan Busan
Air China Wuhan
Air Macau Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Chengdu, Chongqing, Da Nang, Fukuoka, Guiyang,[5] Hangzhou, Hanoi, Hefei, Kaohsiung, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Osaka-Kansai, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Seoul-Incheon, Taiyuan, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tianjin, Tokyo-Narita, Xiamen, Zhengzhou[6]
Air Seoul Seoul-Incheon (begins 22 October 2016)[7]
Bassaka Air Phnom Penh[8]
Cebu Pacific Clark, Manila
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong
China Southern Airlines Wuhan[9]
EVA Air Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei-Taoyuan
Hainan Airlines Haikou[10]
Jeju Air Seoul-Incheon (begins 30 October 2016)[11]
Jin Air Seoul-Incheon
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
Lion Air Koror, Manado
Philippine Airlines Manila
Philippines AirAsia Manila
Royal Flight Seasonal charter: Moscow-Sheremetyevo,[12] St Petersburg
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao
Shenzhen Airlines Wuxi
Siam Air Bangkok-Don Mueang[13]
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, U-Tapao–Pattaya
Tigerair Singapore
Tigerair Taiwan Kaohsiung,[14] Taipei-Taoyuan[14]
TransAsia Airways Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei-Taoyuan(all destinations ends 30 October 2016)
T'way Airlines Seoul-Incheon[15]
VietJet Air Da Nang[16]
Xiamen Airlines Dalian, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Tianjin, Xiamen

Statistics[edit]

Annual traffic[edit]

Year Passengers[17][18] Airfreight (kg)[19][20] 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

Busiest routes[edit]

Ranking Airport Weekly departures Seating capacity Carrier(s)
1 Taiwan Taipei-Taoyuan 84 Air Macau, Eva Air, TransAsia Airways, Tigerair Taiwan
2 Taiwan Kaohsiung 33 Air Macau, Eva Air, TransAsia Airways, Tigerair Taiwan
3 China Shanghai-Pudong 30 Air Macau, China Eastern Airlines, Spring Airlines, Juneyao Airlines
4= China Shanghai-Hongqiao 28 Air Macau, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines
4= Thailand Bangkok-Don Mueang 28 Thai AirAsia
4= Vietnam Da Nang 28 Air Macau, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines
4= Thailand Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 28 Air Macau, Thai Smile
8= China Beijing-Capital 21 Air Macau
8= China Hangzhou 21 Air Macau, Xiamen Airlines
8= South Korea Seoul-Incheon 21 Air Macau, Jin Air
11 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur–International 17 AirAsia
12 Philippines Manila 15 AirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines
13 China Xiamen 14 Air Macau, Xiamen Airlines
14 Singapore Singapore-Changi 12 Tigerair
15 China Tianjin-Binhai 11 Air Macau, Xiamen 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 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.

Bus[edit]

Towards Macau Peninsula, Taipa, Cotai and Coloane

  • 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:
    • 36
    • MT1
    • MT2

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 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.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macau International Airport, official site
  2. ^ Airport information for VMMC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for MFM at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ Macau 2007 Yearbook. Government Information Bureau of the Macau SAR. 2007. ISBN 978-99937-56-09-5. 
  5. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/268016/air-macau-schedules-guiyang-launch-from-sep-2016/
  6. ^ "Air Macau to Start Macau – Zhengzhou Service from late-September 2013". Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Air Seoul Files Preliminary International Schedule in 16Q4". routesonline. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Bassaka Air Launches Phnom Penh - Macau from late-Mar 2015". Airlineroute.net. 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "China Southern Adds Wuhan - Macau Service from April 2015". Airline Route. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Hainan Airlines Adds Haikou - Macau Service in Sep/Oct 2015". Airlineroute.net. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Jeju Air schedules Macau launch in late-Oct 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "Royal Flight commences bi-weekly Macau-Moscow charter flights". Macau News. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Siam Air Winter Flight Schedules". 
  14. ^ a b "tigerair Taiwan to Start Macau Service from Dec 2014". Airline Route. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "2016 Summer Season Incheon-Macao Flight Availability Schedule Announcement". twayair.com. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  16. ^ "Vietjet Air Opens Da Nang - Macau Reservations from May 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  17. ^ Traffic Statistics - Passengers, retrieved March 5, 2015
  18. ^ Traffic Statistics - Passengers, retrieved Feb 24, 2016
  19. ^ Traffic Statistics - Cargo, retrieved March 5, 2015
  20. ^ Traffic Statistics - Cargo, retrieved Feb 24, 2016
  21. ^ "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