Macau’s airport registered a record 8.26 million passengers in 2018, a 15% increase over 2017, the company said today.
The Macau International Airport Society also noted the movement of 65,000 aircraft last year, a year-on-year increase of 12%.
This is the highest passenger traffic ever at the international airport, 12 times higher than the Macao population, the company said in a statement.
By the first half of 2018, more than four million passengers had been registered, an increase of 20% compared to the same period of the previous year.
There are currently 27 airlines operating at the airport, linking Macau to more than 50 destinations.
In 2018 six new airlines began operating at the airport: Small Planet Airlines, Royal Air Charter Service, Cambodia Airways, KC International Airlines and Zhejiang Loong Airlines.
Last year, Macao Airport added ten new international routes, including Sanya, Qingdao, Xian and Kunming (China), Phuket and Krabi (Thailand), Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Tuguegarao and Cebu (Philippines) and Taegu southern).