MIA’s New Passenger Terminal Building Anticipates 7.5 Million Passengers

The MIA passenger terminal building could welcome 7.5 million passengers in Q2

Macau International Airport (MIA) celebrated the new record of 6 million passengers on 30th November, 2016. Meanwhile, Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) announced during the celebrations that CAM's investment in the North Extension project of the Passenger Terminal Building should increase annual capacity from 6 million to 7.5 million passengers once construction is completed in the second half of 2017.

In terms of airline development, according to MIA, a number of new airline companies used MIA last year, with three new routes launched; namely, Guiyang in China, Manado in Indonesia, and Fukuoka in Japan bringing new routes plus more choices and convenience to local residents and visitors. From January to October of last year, passenger volume increased 14 per cent, Mainland China increased 2 per cent, while the Taiwan region and Southeast Asia increased by 18 per cent and 22 per cent, respectively. Passengers travelling by conventional and low-cost airlines increased by 18 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively.

Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) also launched a route from Gaoxiong to Macao on 1st December, 2016. An inaugural ceremony was held on the first flight by MIA, with FAT becoming the fourth airline company to operate a route between Taiwan and Macao.