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Macau International Airport
Aeroporto Internacional de Macau
Oumùhn Gwokjai Gēichèuhng
Macao airport terminal.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Macau
Operator Sociedade do Aeroporto Internacional de Macau S.A.R.L.
Serves Macau
Location Taipa, Macau
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
MFM/VMMC is located in Macau
Location in Macau
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,360 11,024 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 7,165,803[1]
Movements 58,520[2]
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 Yale Oumùhn Gwokjai Gēichèuhng
Portuguese name
Portuguese Aeroporto 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.

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

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kota Kinabalu (begins 2 November 2018),[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 (begins 29 August 2018),[10] Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong, Seoul–Incheon, Taiyuan, Taipei–Taoyuan, Tianjin, Tokyo–Narita, Xiamen, Zhengzhou
Bassaka Air Phnom Penh
Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing–Capital
Cambodia Airways Phnom Penh,[11] Siem Reap,[11] Sihanoukville[11]
Cambodia Angkor Air Charter: Sihanoukville
Cebu Pacific Clark, Manila
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong
China Eastern Airlines operated by Shanghai Airlines Shanghai–Hongqiao, Shanghai–Pudong[12]
EVA Air Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei–Taoyuan
Hainan Airlines Haikou, Sanya[13]
Jeju Air Seoul–Incheon
Jin Air Seoul–Incheon
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
JC International Airlines Phnom Penh, Siem Reap
KC International Airlines Da Nang (begins 31 August 2018),[14] Nha Trang (begins 1 September 2018)[14]
Lanmei Airlines Palau, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville
Lion Air Charter: Manado
Palau Pacific Airways Charter: Palau
Philippine Airlines Manila
Philippines AirAsia Manila
Royal Flight Moscow–Sheremetyevo[15], Saint Petersburg
Royal Air Charter Seasonal Charter: Kalibo, Laoag, Tuguegarao
Scoot Singapore
Shenzhen Airlines Wuxi
Siam Air Bangkok–Don Mueang[16]
Spring Airlines Hangzhou, Harbin, Shanghai–Pudong
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Pattaya–U-Tapao, Phuket
Tigerair Taiwan Kaohsiung,[17] Taichung,[18] Taipei–Taoyuan
T'way Airlines Seoul–Incheon
XiamenAir Dalian, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen


Airlines Destinations
MASKargo Kuala Lumpur–International[19]


Annual traffic

Year Passengers[20][21] Airfreight (kg)[22][23] 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

Ranking Airport Weekly departures Seating capacity Carrier(s)
1 Taiwan Taipei–Taoyuan 84 Air Macau, Eva Air, TransAsia Airways, Tigerair Taiwan
2 South Korea Seoul–Incheon 40 Air Macau, Air Seoul, Jeju Air, Jin Air, T'way Airlines
3 Taiwan Kaohsiung 33 Air Macau, Eva Air, Far Eastern Air Transport, Tigerair Taiwan
4 China Shanghai–Pudong 30 Air Macau, China Eastern Airlines, Spring Airlines, Juneyao Airlines
5= China Shanghai–Hongqiao 28 Air Macau, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines
5= Thailand Bangkok–Don Mueang 28 Thai AirAsia
5= Vietnam Da Nang 28 Air Macau, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines
5= Thailand Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 28 Air Macau,
9= China Beijing–Capital 21 Air Macau
9= China Hangzhou 21 Air Macau, Xiamen Airlines
11 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur–International 17 AirAsia
12 Philippines Manila 16 Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsia
13 China Xiamen 14 Air Macau, Xiamen Airlines
14 Singapore Singapore-Changi 12 Scoot
15 China Tianjin-Binhai 11 Air Macau, Xiamen Airlines

Ground transportation

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

Air–sea link

For transfer passengers 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 Temporary Ferry Terminal without passing Macau immigration.


Towards Macau Peninsula, Taipa, Cotai and Coloane

  • Transmac routes:
  • T.C.M. routes:
    • N2 - Bacia Norte do Patane/Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal (Night only)
  • Nova Era routes:
    • 36
    • MT1

Cross-Border Coach

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

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.[24]

See also


  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. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^ a b c "Cambodia Airways files operational network from July 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 
  12. ^
  13. ^ "Hainan Airlines adds Sanya – Macau service from July 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 4 July 2018. 
  14. ^ a b
  15. ^
  16. ^ "Siam Air Winter Flight Schedules". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. 
  17. ^ "tigerair Taiwan to Start Macau Service from Dec 2014". Airline Route. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  18. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "tigerair Taiwan adds Taichung – Macau service in S17". Retrieved 29 October 2017. 
  19. ^
  20. ^ "Traffic Statistics - Passengers, retrieved March 5, 2015". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2017. 
  21. ^ Traffic Statistics - Passengers, retrieved Feb 24, 2016
  22. ^ "Traffic Statistics - Cargo, retrieved March 5, 2015". Archived from the original on 20 September 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2017. 
  23. ^ Traffic Statistics - Cargo, retrieved Feb 24, 2016
  24. ^ "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." 

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