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New and resumed air routes from Macao taking off soon

Services resume to Fukuoka in Japan, while a new route is being offered to Clark International Airport near Manila.

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UPDATED: 18 Apr 2024, 9:02 am

Air Macau is resuming direct flights between the SAR and the Japanese city of Fukuoka on 1 July. It will be the only airline serving this route.

Meanwhile, on 1 June, Philippines AirAsia reportedly begins a new service between Macao and Clark International Airport in the Philippines. The airport is about 80 kilometres northwest of Manila, close to the cities of Angeles and San Fernando.

The Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) has also approved an increase in flights between Macao and the mainland cities of Beijing and Ningbo, in Zhejiang province, from late April. 

[See more: Air Macau has launched a new wide-body aircraft service]

From 25 April, China Southern Airlines has been permitted to operate seven flights per week from Macao to Beijing Daxing International Airport – up from the current three. Air Macau, meanwhile, has been given the green light to double its weekly flights to Ningbo, from 7 to 14.

July will see an increase in flights between SAR to Seoul and Kuala Lumpur. Korean Air will enter the market with seven direct flights to Seoul (a route already serviced by three airlines), and Air Macau will up the number of weekly flights it operates to Malaysia’s capital by three, bringing the total to seven.

In the first quarter of this year, Macao International Airport recovered almost 77 percent of passenger traffic it saw in the first quarter of 2019 – the year before the Covid-19 pandemic all but halted arrivals by air.

Correction appended 18 April: The original version of this story described the service to Fukuoka as new instead of a resumption of an earlier service. This has been corrected.

UPDATED: 18 Apr 2024, 9:02 am

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