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MIA achieved outstanding results from Southeast Asia routes in 201223 Jan 2013

During 2012, Macau International Airport (MIA) handled 4.49 million passengers, recorded 11% growth from 2011 and aircraft movement also recorded 8% year-to-year growth.  At the same time, the Macau International Airport was awarded with the CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence – Airport Marketing Award, confirming the outstanding achievements of marketing development in the past year.

To match the policy for transforming Macau into the world tourism leisure centre, Macau International Airport welcomed 5 Southeast Asia airlines to Macau operating new air routes including Danang, Chiangmai and Jeju in 2012 and increased the frequency of the existing key routes.  At present, there are 21 airlines operating a total of 32 routes in Macau, covering 20 destinations in Mainland China, Taiwan China and 12 cities in Southeast and North Asia.  With the diversified flight options, the Southeast Asia market has become the major market source and performed particularly well in 2012 which accounted for 37% of the overall passenger market, while Mainland China accounted for 32% and Taiwan China market 31%.  Among them, the number of passengers in Mainland China recorded the biggest growth of 23%; Southeast Asia market increased by 16%, and Taiwan China market recorded a slight fall of 4%. In Southeast and North Asia markets, Thailand and South Korea performed particularly well with a growth of 52% and 23% respectively.

In 2012, the average daily throughput of MIA recorded more than 12,000 passengers, increased 10% as compared to 2011.  Over the first two weeks of 2013, passenger and aircraft movements kept growing for 15% and 16% respectively. Southeast Asia passenger reaches 45% of the overall volume of passenger traffic, Mainland China takes 31% and Taiwan China market takes 24%.

MIA will continue to cooperate with the tourism and economic development policy of the SAR government, actively cooperate with related entities to develop the diversified aviation market, perfect the sea-air Express Link service, continue cooperating with the airlines to promote “one travel with more destinations”, utilize the traffic network facilities in the region to provide more efficient and comfortable air service to the passengers in Macau and the Pearl River Delta Region.

Source: Macau International Airport