Most of the flights are for destinations in mainland China, the only place having a largely quarantine-free bubble with Macau.
Macau International Airport is likely to handle 1,128 commercial flight movements for the 28 days of February, or approximately 40 a day. While for the 31 days of January, the airport handled an aggregate of 870 commercial flight movements, or about 28 a day.
The estimated February commercial flight movements would represent a 29.7 percent increase when compared to the aggregate flight movements recorded in January. According to data provided to GGRAsia by the airport operator, most of the February flights are for destinations in mainland China, the only place to have a largely quarantine-free travel bubble with Macau.
The February flight estimate is based on applications made by airlines, said Macau International Airport Co Ltd, a body also known as CAM. The firm noted the eventual February flight tally could be affected by the Macau government’s advice to the local public warning against non-essential trips outside the city during the Chinese New Year break; as well as by the airlines’ finalized arrangements.
Macau airport had in January handled an average daily of 28 flight movements, which marked a 12.6 percent decrease compared to the previous month.
A majority of the destinations served in January were also in mainland China, according to CAM.