Airports in Macau - All About the Macau International Airport

There is only one airport in Macau - the Macau International Airport. Located in the special administrative region of Macau at the eastern end of the Taipa Island, the Macau International Airport offers connectivity to passengers travelling between the Mainland China and Taiwan and is also the main central hub for all prominent destinations in southeast Asia and China. Having its own immigration policies, people travelling even from Hong Kong and China need to go through immigration and customs at Macau International Airport.

Routes and Flights

Macau International Airport
Aerial view of Macau International Airport (Source)

Ever since its inception, the Macau International Airport has grown considerably, and today the airlines that are functional here operate a multitude of international flights. Presently, there are no domestic flights from Macau, though the airport has non stop flights to 57 destinations in over 11 countries.  

Airlines that operate from the Macau International airport

In all, there are 31 airlines that fly to and from Macau, and important airlines that operate at the Macau International airport include Air Asia, Air China, Thai AirAsia, EVA Air, Cebu Pacific, Xiamen Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Tigerair Taiwan among others.

Popular Routes from Macau

From Macau, the maximum number of flights are scheduled for Shanghai, Bangkok, Taipei, Beijing, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Taichung, Hanoi, Tokyo, Osaka and Phnom Penh. There are no direct flights between Macau and Europe, the US, Central and Southern Asia, Canada, America, Africa and the Caribbean, though Macau has a strong network of non-stop flights when it comes to China.  

Distance from Main Points in the City

The Macau International airport is situated at the eastern end of Taipa Island, and numerous tourist attractions are located near the airport. These include the following:

A-Ma Temple: 10 kilometers
House of Dancing Water: 2.5 kilometers
Skycab Cable Car (Wynn Palace): 2.3 kilometers
Kun Iam Tong: 7.5 kilometers
Lin Fung Miu: 8.2 kilometers
Macau Giant Panda Pavilion: 4.3 kilometers
Barrier Gate: 10.7 kilometers
Guia Fortress, Chapel, Lighthouse & Air-Raid Shelters: 6 kilometers
City of Dreams: 2.7 kilometers
Golden Reel: 3.2 kilometers 

Services and Facilities

Macau International Airport
Macau International Airport Terminal (Source)

Terminal

The airport has only one terminal as of now, which serves all the flights; but is well equipped with all the latest state-of-the-art facilities. With the capacity to 6,000,000 passengers per year, the terminal has 10 gates and 24 parking spaces for the aircraft. 

Lounge

The Macau International Airport is home to two lounges as of now, the Plaza Premium Lounge and the Air Macau Lounge.

The former is well known for its light refreshments, as well as its entertainment facilities, which make it the ideal place to relax and unwind at before a long flight.

The Air Macau Lounge is open for all Business Class Passengers, the lounge offers a comfortable environment with free WiFi access to its visitors.
Opening Hours: Plaza Premium Lounge: 05:00 AM to 02:00 AM
Air Macau Lounge: 05:00 AM to 02:00 AM 

Shopping

Do not miss out on checking the duty-free shops at the Macau International Airport. The Shilla Duty Free is the most loved since it is a one-stop destination to get your hands on liquor, tobacco, accessories, beauty and fashion items. Other shops to look out for include the China Duty Free (Macau) Limited, located at the South Departure Airside Terminal; 7-Eleven, Circle-K, Pastelaria Yeng Kee, located at the departure level of the airside of the North Extension and the now really popular brand, Miniso.

Food & Dining

There are plenty of eating outlets at Macau Airport. Popular outlets that you will find here include the Koi Kei Bakery, which is one of the most famous food chain in all of China, MX, Starbucks; Blooom, the local coffee company which has managed to carve a niche for itself with its speciality coffee, Food2, which is a Hong Kong-style café, Foodlane, and  McDonalds.

Other Services

Other than the usual food and entertainment services, you can also find a luggage storage facility available at the airport for you to safely store your luggage, banking services, and money exchange facilities, as well as a smoking lounge.

Despite being a small airport, the Macau International Airport indeed has a lot to offer, and its seamless connection to the city only makes it all the more wonderful. The terminal area is now soon to expand to better handle the increasing rush, and one can only wonder about what more will the airport bring post its renovation.

This post was published by Muskan Ahuja

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