Macau Airport expects 3.8m passengers in 2021

Macau airport forecasts an increase in the flow of passengers for next year.
Macau airport forecasts an increase in the flow of passengers for next year.

The SAR’s international airport is working to promote the city as a safe place to visit.

Macau.- The SAR’s international airport expects to receive 3.8 million passengers in 2021, just 40 per cent of the number that passed through the airport in 2019. However, authorities recognise that the forecast will depend on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Eric Hio Kin Fong, the director of marketing for Macau International Airport (CAM), passenger flow between January and November 17 reached 1.06 million, down from eight million passengers in the same period in 2019.

However, the number of passengers in November increased by 20 per cent compared to October. The airport is now receiving between 1,000 and 2,000 passengers per day on 30 daily flights.

The official said the airport is already promoting Macau as “a safe and low-risk city”.

Regarding the number of tourists for 2021, the airport’s management company expects a progressive increase.

There are currently only three airlines operating: Air Macau along with Taiwan’s Eva Air and Starlux Airlines. Flights are running to 16 Chinese cities and Taiwan.

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