The number of passengers moving through Macau International Airport (MIA) increased 17% to 2.33 million in the three months to 31 March 2019.
MIA saw growth across the board in 1Q19, including a similar 17% increase in flight movements to 18,000, with daily traffic reaching 25,000 passengers and 205 flight movements.
The numbers included a 28% increase in those coming from mainland China, while Southeast Asian nations and Taiwan grew 14% and 4% respectively.
“Looking into the second quarter of 2019, MIA will continue to develop a diversified aviation market and it is expected to further drive the growth of passenger traffic of MIA and maintain the trend of growth,” it said. “MIA will cooperate with airline companies to develop other potential medium and long-haul charter routes in tandem with the Macau SAR government to develop Macau as a ‘World tourism and leisure center’.”