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Macau, China, 22 Nov – Macau’s flagship company Air Macau is considering diversifying its routes in the future, not only to include more mainland China cties but also the Southeast Asia region, president of the executive committee Zheng Yan said. Zheng was speaking on the sidelines of the welcome ceremony of the inaugural flight between […]

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:49 am

Macau, China, 22 Nov – Macau’s flagship company Air Macau is considering diversifying its routes in the future, not only to include more mainland China cties but also the Southeast Asia region, president of the executive committee Zheng Yan said.

Zheng was speaking on the sidelines of the welcome ceremony of the inaugural flight between Macau and Singapore. From now on, Air Macau will fly to Singapore every Monday and Friday.

It is the second time the air carrier has started a route to Singapore. The flight launched in 2001 was dropped due to lack of demand, according to The Macau Daily Times.

For now, Air Macau is still testing the market. "In the beginning, we will try a regular charter, which is better for the airline to see whether this market is enough to support the route or not. In proper time, we will set up a schedule flight for this route," he added.

Zheng is expecting to get a load factor of more than 65 percent in the new connection to Singapore. "It will be easy for the airline to maintain this load level in long term," he pointed out.

In December, the carrier will launch two new routes to mainland China, to Ningbo and Hefei. As for the Southeast Asia region, Zheng said the company is confident in the market. Therefore, he added, it will gradually widen its network.

Zheng admitted the company is looking forward to developing some of the routes previously from Viva Macau, but only according to its fleet structure.

At the moment Air Macau flies to japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, and Thailand.

Air Macau will unveil a preliminary report next month, showing profits for the first time in recent years.

Zheng said to journalists that 2010 was a year of market transition, since China and Taiwan started Cross Strait direct flights.

Nonetheless, he reiterated, Air Macau is set to post profit this year following years of losses.

The company expects to post over MOP 100 million ( US$ 12.5 million) of profit for the whole of 2010.

(MacauNews)

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Macau, China, 22 Nov – Macau’s flagship company Air Macau is considering diversifying its routes in the future, not only to include more mainland China cties but also the Southeast Asia region, president of the executive committee Zheng Yan said.

Zheng was speaking on the sidelines of the welcome ceremony of the inaugural flight between Macau and Singapore. From now on, Air Macau will fly to Singapore every Monday and Friday.

It is the second time the air carrier has started a route to Singapore. The flight launched in 2001 was dropped due to lack of demand, according to The Macau Daily Times.

For now, Air Macau is still testing the market. "In the beginning, we will try a regular charter, which is better for the airline to see whether this market is enough to support the route or not. In proper time, we will set up a schedule flight for this route," he added.

Zheng is expecting to get a load factor of more than 65 percent in the new connection to Singapore. "It will be easy for the airline to maintain this load level in long term," he pointed out.

In December, the carrier will launch two new routes to mainland China, to Ningbo and Hefei. As for the Southeast Asia region, Zheng said the company is confident in the market. Therefore, he added, it will gradually widen its network.

Zheng admitted the company is looking forward to developing some of the routes previously from Viva Macau, but only according to its fleet structure.

At the moment Air Macau flies to japan, South Korea, Taiwan, China, and Thailand.

Air Macau will unveil a preliminary report next month, showing profits for the first time in recent years.

Zheng said to journalists that 2010 was a year of market transition, since China and Taiwan started Cross Strait direct flights.

Nonetheless, he reiterated, Air Macau is set to post profit this year following years of losses.

The company expects to post over MOP 100 million ( US$ 12.5 million) of profit for the whole of 2010.

(MacauNews)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:49 am

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