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MACAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (IATA : MFM, ICAO : VMMC) (Portuguese : AEROPORTO INTERNACIONAL DE MACAU), is an international airport in the special administrative region of Macau
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
Taiwan
, as well as a passenger hub for destinations in mainland China
China
and Southeast Asia. During 2006, the airport handled 5 million passengers and 220,000 tonnes of cargo.

CONTENTS

* 1 Facilities

* 1.1 Other tenants

* 2 Airlines and destinations

* 3 Statistics

* 3.1 Annual traffic * 3.2 Busiest routes

* 4 Ground transportation

* 4.1 Air–sea link * 4.2 Bus * 4.3 Cross-Border Coach * 4.4 Light rail

* 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links

FACILITIES

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
Macau
has its own immigration policies and is a separate customs territory from mainland China. All travellers, including those to mainland China
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
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

* Macau
Macau
Customs Service (Independent department under Secretariat for Security of Macau) * Macau
Macau
Immigration Department/Services (Public Security Police Force of Macau
Macau
) * Macau
Macau
Business Aviation Centre * Servair Macau
Macau
* Menzies Macau
Macau

AIRLINES AND DESTINATIONS

AIRLINES DESTINATIONS

AirAsia Johor Bahru , Kuala Lumpur–International

Air Busan Busan

Air China
Air China
Wuhan

Air Macau
Macau
Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi , Beijing–Capital , Changzhou , Chengdu , Chongqing , Da Nang , Fukuoka , Guiyang , Hangzhou , Hanoi , Hefei , Kaohsiung , Nanjing , Nanning , Ningbo , Osaka–Kansai , Shanghai–Hongqiao , Shanghai–Pudong , Seoul–Incheon , Taiyuan , Taipei–Taoyuan , Tianjin , Tokyo–Narita , Xiamen , Zhengzhou

Air Seoul Seoul–Incheon

Bassaka Air
Bassaka Air
Phnom Penh

Beijing Capital Airlines Beijing–Capital

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

EVA Air
EVA Air
Kaohsiung , Taichung , Taipei–Taoyuan

Far Eastern Air Transport Kaohsiung

Hainan Airlines
Hainan Airlines
Haikou

Indonesia AirAsia Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta

Jeju Air Seoul–Incheon

Jin Air Seoul–Incheon

Juneyao Airlines Shanghai–Pudong

JC International Airlines
JC International Airlines
Phnom Penh , Siem Reap

Lanmei Airlines
Lanmei Airlines
Palau , Phnom Penh , Siem Reap , Sihanoukville

Palau Pacific Airways CHARTER: Palau

Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Manila

Philippines
Philippines
AirAsia Manila

Royal Flight SEASONAL CHARTER: Moscow–Sheremetyevo , Saint Petersburg

Scoot
Scoot
Singapore
Singapore

Shenzhen Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
Wuxi

Siam Air Bangkok–Don Mueang

Spring Airlines
Spring Airlines
Hangzhou , Harbin , Shanghai–Pudong

Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang , Chiang Mai , Pattaya–U-Tapao , Phuket

Tigerair Taiwan
Taiwan
Kaohsiung , Taichung , Taipei–Taoyuan

T\'way Airlines Seoul–Incheon

VietJet Air Da Nang

XiamenAir Dalian , Fuzhou , Hangzhou , Quanzhou , Tianjin , Xiamen

STATISTICS

ANNUAL TRAFFIC

YEAR PASSENGERS AIRFREIGHT (KG) 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 Taipei–Taoyuan 84

Air Macau
Macau
, Eva Air
Eva Air
, TransAsia Airways , Tigerair Taiwan
Taiwan

2 Seoul–Incheon 40

Air Macau
Macau
, Air Seoul , Jeju Air , Jin Air , T\'way Airlines

3 Kaohsiung 33

Air Macau
Macau
, Eva Air
Eva Air
, TransAsia Airways , Tigerair Taiwan
Taiwan

4 Shanghai–Pudong 30

Air Macau
Macau
, China Eastern Airlines , Spring Airlines
Spring Airlines
, Juneyao Airlines

5= Shanghai–Hongqiao 28

Air Macau
Macau
, China Eastern Airlines , Shanghai Airlines

5= Bangkok–Don Mueang 28

Thai AirAsia

5= Da Nang 28

Air Macau
Macau
, Vietnam
Vietnam
Airlines , Jetstar Pacific Airlines

5= Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 28

Air Macau
Macau
, Thai Smile

9= Beijing–Capital 21

Air Macau
Macau

9= Hangzhou 21

Air Macau
Macau
, Xiamen Airlines

11 Kuala Lumpur–International 17

AirAsia

12 Manila 16

Cebu Pacific , Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines
, Philippines
Philippines
AirAsia

13 Xiamen 14

Air Macau
Macau
, Xiamen Airlines

14 Singapore-Changi 12

Scoot
Scoot

15 Tianjin-Binhai 11

Air Macau
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 Mainland China
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
Macau
Ferry Terminal or the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal without passing Macau
Macau
immigration.

BUS

Towards Macau
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

CROSS-BORDER COACH

Cross-Border Coach connects Macau
Macau
International Airport with mainland locations like Huadao , Guangzhou
Guangzhou
, Panyu , Dongguan
Dongguan
, Gongbei Port of Entry and Hengqin Border. The "two customs, once checkpoint" service is also available to the Hengqin Border.

LIGHT RAIL

Macau
Macau
Light Rail Transit will be located at the Avenida Wai Long, Airport Station is close to Macau
Macau
International Airport. In addition, the seamless connection between the Station and the footbridge allows passengers to access the Airport and the hotels nearby.

SEE ALSO

* Macau
Macau
portal * Aviation portal * 1990s portal

* Civil Aviation Authority of Macau
Macau
SAR

REFERENCES

* ^ Macau
Macau
International Airport Archived 8 September 2012 at WebCite , official site * ^ "MIA Passenger Volume Hit Record High Creating a New Starting Point - Macau
Macau
International Airport". www.macau-airport.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017. * ^ Airport information for VMMC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF . * ^ Airport information for MFM at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006). * ^ Macau
Macau
2007 Yearbook. Government Information Bureau of the Macau SAR. 2007. ISBN 978-99937-56-09-5 . * ^ "FAT suspends Macau
Macau
service June - Aug 2017". Airline Route. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017. * ^ " Siam Air Winter Flight Schedules". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. * ^ "tigerair Taiwan
Taiwan
to Start Macau
Macau
Service from Dec 2014". Airline Route. 2 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. * ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "tigerair Taiwan
Taiwan
adds Taichung – Macau service in S17". Retrieved 29 October 2017. * ^ "Traffic Statistics - Passengers, retrieved March 5, 2015". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2017. * ^ Traffic Statistics - Passengers, retrieved Feb 24, 2016 * ^ "Traffic Statistics - Cargo, retrieved March 5, 2015". Archived from the original on 20 September 2013. Retrieved 29 October 2017. * ^ Traffic Statistics - Cargo, retrieved Feb 24, 2016 * ^ "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

Media related to Macau
Macau
International Airport at Wikimedia