The fairly new airport in Macau was opened in 1995. Before that Macau only had an airport which could handle small airplanes. Macau International Airport has become a popular destination for low-cost airlines because of the low landing fees.
This, combined with Macau's unique cultural heritage, the gambling industry and close proximity to Hong Kong have seen an enormous rise in passenger numbers.
Be aware that Macau is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China having it own immigration policies and a Macau visa does not allow you to enter China or Hong Kong. Macau allows a 30 to 90 day visa-free entry for most passport holders.
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Which airlines fly to Macau International Airport?
- Air Macau
- China Eastern Airlines
- Thai AirAsia
- Tiger Airways
- Cebu Pacific Air
- Shanghai Airlines
- Vietnam Airlines
There are more airlines flying to Macau International Airport. See here for a complete list of airlines flying to Macau International Airport or look for flights to Macau.
Where is Macau International Airport located?
The airport is located on the Taipa Island, about 6 km south of the city center, with the runway constructed in the sea on reclaimed land.
How to get from the airport to Macau city centre by public transport?
Bus AP1 runs from the airport to the ferry terminal ($ 4.20 per passenger and an extra $3 per bag), at the ferry terminal you can change to other destinations.
If you are heading for Hong Kong you can get on the Express Link buses avoiding the Macau immigration.
How much does a taxi cost from the airport to Macau city centre?
Taxi from Macau Airport to the city would cost a hefty $40 to $50 including surcharges, but it is fast as the trip to the city only takes 20 minutes.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
What are popular destinations from Macau International Airport?
Most flights from Macau International Airport are to Shanghai and to Shanghai but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Air Macau. Every day there are flights to 28 destinations from Macau International Airport. Here are the most popular destinations:
- 1. Shanghai: Pudong International Airport (PVG)
- 2. Shanghai: Hongqiao International Airport (SHA)
- 3. Seoul: Incheon International Airport (ICN)
- 4. Taipei: Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
- 5. Xiamen: Gaoqi International Airport (XMN)
- 6. Manila: Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)