Macau International Airport

Macau International Airport

The Macau International Airport or MIA is the likely arrival and departure location for your trip to Macau. It is a rather pleasant international airport outfitted with several services and amenities to accommodate your trip. You’ll have your choice aboard any of their several commercial flights to airports all around the world. Here you will find ticket information and details on your flight arrival procedures as well as booking information for flights. We recommend you fly with ____ for the best possible accommodation during your long travel to Macau (depending on where in the world you happen to be flying in from).


Macau International Airport can be found at the far east end of the island of Taipa and it’s neighboring waters. It opened for commercial operations on November 9th 1995. Since the airport opened it has been a common transfer point for people traveling between Mainland China and Taiwan. It is also a passenger hub for destinations in mainland China and Southeast Asia. The airport handled 5 million passengers and 220,000 tons of cargo in 2006 alone. The number it accommodates today is sure to be much higher

Airport Facilities

The airport was designed with a capacity of up to 6 million passengers per year. It has a processing capacity of up to 2000 passengers per hour. The airport operates 24 hours per day 7 days a week. There are 24 parking spaces for aircraft in the ports apron, with 4 jetways. There are a total of 10 gates. Just like Hong Kong, Macau has it’s own individual immigration policies and is a separate customs territory from mainland China. Travelers in the airport, including those headed to mainland China and Hong Kong are required to go through the customs inspections of international flights.

The runway was built on a strip of reclaimed land in the sea, adjacent to Taipa in Cotai. This is where the main terminal and air traffic control facilities are located. The runway connects to the apron by two causeways. Runway 34 is ILS CAT II equipped for those knowledgeable in airport facilities. Navigational and radio aids are found at either end of the runway. Despite it’s small area, the airport is still capable of managing Boeing 747 flights and Antonov 124s, which form a vital freight link between local manufacturers and overseas markets. It’s catering facilities can produce up to 10,000 meals per day.


  • Macau Customs Service (Independent department under Secretariat for Security of Macau)
  • Macau Immigration Department/Services (Public Security Police Force of Macau)
  • Macau Business Aviation Centre
  • Servair Macau
  • Menzies Macau

Ground transportation

The airport offers many ground transportation services to reach your destination in Macau. These include Taxis, Shuttles, Car Rentals and more.

Air-Sea Link

For passengers transferring to Mainland China or Hong Kong, a “two customs, one checkpoint” service is available. Passengers can utilize a shuttle bus directly from the airport to the New Macau Ferry Terminal or the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal without needing to pass through Macau immigration if they intend to leave to Hong Kong upon arrival.


The Shuttle Bus services here at the Macau International Airport can take you where you need to go in Macau. There are options to head towards the main Macau Peninsula, Taipa, Cotai, and Coloane. Below you’ll find the various routes –

  • Transmac routes:
    • 26 – Rua Norte do Patane/Bacia Norte do Patane
    • AP1 – Portas do Cerco
  • T.C.M. routes:
    • N2 – Bacia Norte do Patane/Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal (Night only)
  • Nova Era routes:
    • 36
    • MT1
    • MT2

Airlines and Outgoing destinations


Departure Destinations

AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
AirAsia Zest Manila
Air Busan Busan
Air China Wuhan
Air Macau Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Da Nang, Fukuoka, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Hefei, Kaohsiung, Nanjing, Nanning, Ningbo, Osaka-Kansai, Quanzhou, Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong, Shenyang, Seoul-Incheon, Taiyuan, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tianjin, Tokyo-Narita, Wenzhou, Xiamen, Zhengzhou
Charter: Jeju
Bassaka Air Phnom Penh
Beijing Capital Airlines Wanzhou
Cebu Pacific Clark, Manila
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao, Shanghai-Pudong
China Southern Airlines Wuhan
EVA Air Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei-Taoyuan
Hainan Airlines Haikou
Jetstar Pacific Airlines Da Nang, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang
Jin Air Seoul-Incheon
Juneyao Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
Lion Air Charter: Koror, Manado
Mega Maldives Charter: Koror, Male
Philippine Airlines Manila
Royal Flight Seasonal charter: Moscow-Sheremetyevo, St. Petersburg
Shanghai Airlines Shanghai-Hongqiao
Shenzhen Airlines Wuxi
Siam Air Bangkok-Don Mueang
Spring Airlines Shanghai-Pudong
Thai AirAsia Bangkok-Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, U-Tapao–Pattaya
Thai Airways
operated by Thai Smile
Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi (ends 31 August 2016)
Tigerair Singapore
Tigerair Taiwan Kaohsiung, Taipei-Taoyuan
TransAsia Airways Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taipei-Taoyuan
T’way Airlines Seoul-Incheon (resumes 22 July 2016)
VietJet Air Da Nang
Xiamen Airlines Dalian, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Quanzhou, Tianjin, Xiamen


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