According to the Macau Civil Aviation Authority (AACM), Macau’s daily flight capacity has now returned to 70% of 2019 levels, while the number of destinations is back to 60% at 43.
AACM director Simon Chan said Thursday that the destinations currently flown to from Macau include 27 cities in mainland China and 16 international destinations representing 70% and 50% of pre-COVID levels respectively.
“Starting from the end of March, the number of flights per week will be 480, which is half of the number before the pandemic,” Chan said.
“After Sunday, when summer flights start, 28 airlines will be operating in Macau, and the number of flights will be back to 70% of what it was before the pandemic.
Macau’s airport concessionaire, Macau International Airport Company Ltd, revealed that average daily passenger volume has rebounded to between 9,000 and 10,000.
“With the implementation of the Sunday summer schedule, the Southeast Asia route will gradually recover and the average daily passenger volume could exceed 10,000 by then. The airline expects a faster recovery on the Southeast Asia route, with more international passengers coming from Bangkok,” the company said.
Air Macau stated earlier this week that it would gradually increase flights to Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia from 26 March.