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AirAsia Inaugural Flight Ceremony for Macau – Philippine (Cebu) Service08 Feb 2019

The Philippine (Cebu) - Macau flight of AirAsia held an inaugural flight ceremony at Macau International Airport (MIA) on 8th February 2019, the Macau to Philippine (Cebu) route that provides daily direct flights service will mark the airline’s second Philippine route and tenth international destinations from Macau.

 

Mr. Eric Fong, Director of Marketing Department of Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) extended a warm welcome to “AirAsia” operating flight services in MIA. Mr. Fong expressed that MIA registered excellent performance last year to achieve new records for passenger traffic in 2018, by welcomed 8.26 million arriving and departing passengers, a growth of 15%. The Southeast Asia is an important source market of Macau with the growth of air passenger to travel. According to statistics, passengers of the Southeast Asia Market posted a year-on-year growth of 9% in 2018. Over the Chinese New Year holiday travel peak period, airlines have scheduled 200 additional flights to Mainland China and Southeast Asia for leisure purpose, with the most popular destinations in Southeast area, during the first few days of the Chinese New Year holiday period. We are delighted to welcome and entertain passengers from all over the world by staging festive performances in the MIA terminal area.” 

 

With the concerted efforts by MIA, the total passengers & number of flights movement were grown up 20% and 15% respectively in January 2019 compared with last year. The decoration of MIA Service Center at Macau Boundary Crossing Facilities Island of HZMB has been started as well, and hope it brings the convenience to the tourists from Greater Bay Area.  In 2019, MIA, as always, strives to incorporate with the objectives of the government’s policy to build Macau as a “World Tourism and Leisure Center”, with AirAsia commence services between Macau and Philippine (Cebu), it marked a further step in expanding air transportation between both regions, and along with the expedite growth of travelers, it enhanced closer co-operation between the two places. MIA is always looking for opportunity in providing better connectivity to the World, and believe this new route is set to be another popular destination for the travellers from Macau and Pearl River Delta region.