Macao International Airport, the only airport in the island
city, recorded 5.5 million passengers and handled 180,000 tons of
cargo in 2007, according to a press statement released on Friday by
the company that runs the airport.
The airport also saw 53,000 aircraft movements last year, which,
combined with the surging volumes of passengers and the cargoes,
boosted the revenue of the airport to a new level, the Macao
International Airport Company (CAM) said in its statement.
Despite the substantial increase, the current passenger volume
and number of aircraft movements has reached 90 percent of the
airport's capacity, while cargo handling volume has already
exceeded the original capacity of just 160,000 tons, according to
For this reason, the airport's two extension projects were
underway and expected by the end of next year, which will double
the airport's area of shopping and dinning outlets and increase the
mezzanine floor to 1,855 square meters, said CAM, adding that other
development projects will be launched in the near future.
(Xinhua News Agency February 16, 2008)