Macau International Airport

Tung Chee-hwa's faulty connection to the leadership

Return of the meat.

We had always assumed that former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa was pretty well plugged into what was going on in the upper echelons of the leadership in the mainland.

Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 4:13am 1 comment

Unpaid fuel bills ground Viva Macau

A financial crisis has grounded budget airline Viva Macau and left hundreds of passengers stranded in airports and thousands of ticket holders fearing they will be unable to fly on their Easter holidays next weekend.

The Macau government said Viva Macau could not pay its fuel bills, including for two flights that flew from Macau to Tokyo and from Macau to Jakarta on Friday.

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Viva Macau takes government loan amid financial crisis

Start-up budget airline Viva Macau received a government bailout loan package of nearly 200 million patacas after hitting heavy turbulence last year in the wake of the financial crisis.

20 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Bad weather diverts Macau flights to HK

Thirteen Macau-bound flights were forced to land in Hong Kong because of poor visibility. One of the flights, Air Macau NX 661 from Taiwan, was grounded for more than 10 hours at Hong Kong International Airport, but all flights eventually returned to Macau before 7pm.

20 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Air Macau left with few routes to reinvent itself

The first regular direct flights between Taiwan and five major cities on the mainland got under way this month, presenting a major threat to revenues earned by Air Macau from providing a cross-strait transit link when direct connections were outlawed.

21 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Clipping our wings

When tycoon Li Ka-shing openly opposed the plan to build Container Terminal 10, many finally woke up to the fact that Hong Kong's logistics industry has been under severe threat from neighbouring ports. As Hong Kong repeatedly postponed the project, we were overtaken by the Yantian port in Shenzhen.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

HK$4b upgrade aims to boost Macau airport capacity

CAM, the operator of Macau International Airport, proposes to invest HK$4 billion to upgrade the airport's runway capacity and double the passenger terminal by 2011 as the former enclave's burgeoning gambling and tourism industry boosts air transport demand, according to a report.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Soaring Air Macau chases pilots

Air Macau hopes last month?s bankruptcy of Brazilian carrier Varig will let it hire the pilots needed to spearhead an expansion of regional services, according to chief executive David Fei Hong-jun.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Right time for an aviation career to take off

TO COPE WITH rapidly increasing tourist numbers, Macau plans to double its airport capacity in the next few years. This move, along with the establishment of new airlines and additional services, will create hundreds of jobs in the city's aviation sector, which is estimated to grow 8 per cent annually until 2010.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Plan set in motion to become a logistics hub for western Guangdong

THE BOOM IN infrastructure spending and tourist arrivals will see construction materials and consumer goods moving into Macau like never before.

27 Jun 2005 - 12:00am


The Macau International Airport said it posted a record performance last year, thanks to bouyant air traffic through Greater China. Nearly 4.2 million passengers travelled through the airport in the 12 months, it said. The airport also set a single-month record in July, with more than 388,000 travellers.

7 Jan 2003 - 12:00am


United Airlines: Would potentially launch services from Hong Kong to Sydney, Melbourne, Bangkok, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Bombay, Madras, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City, perhaps Beijing, Shanghai and other cities in the mainland. * Northwest Airlines: Would potentially add to frequency of passenger and cargo services to destinations in Japan.

20 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Macau air-cargo volume increases 43.1pc in 1998

Macau International Airport has recorded a 43.1 per cent increase in air-cargo throughput to 65,167 tonnes for last year.

The airport, which served 2.21 million passengers last year, recorded 13.4 per cent growth year on year.

13 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Airline considered Macau as last resort

Worries over the lack of telecommunication facilities on airport opening day had not been addressed by the then Airport Authority chief executive, Hank Townsend, an airlines representative said.

This prompted Virgin Atlantic Airways to consider landing planes at Macau airport as a last resort, the Legco inquiry heard yesterday.

4 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Macau air freight increases

Macau international airport handled 4,539 tonnes of cargo last month, compared with 3,507 tonnes in February, operator CAM-Sociedade do Aeroporto Internacional de Macau said.

A total of 172,060 passengers were handled, up from 168,777 in the previous month. The airport handled 1,911 aircraft movements in March, compared with 1,740.

10 Apr 1998 - 12:00am