Standing on Taipa island in the administrative region of Macau, Macau International Airport is developing into a popular hub for low-cost carriers as well as being the main route into Macau. The base for home carrier Air Macau, the small airport has flights to destinations across China and the rest of Asia, including Beijing, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Manila.
There is one small terminal with a small dining area. Planes land on a runway that’s been reclaimed from the sea, with buses taking passengers to the terminal. The busiest route is the 12 daily services to Taipei and the six to seven daily flights to Seoul.
Taxis can be found immediately outside the terminal, while public buses are a cheaper option for travelling the few kilometres into the city centre. Many resorts offer complimentary shuttle buses, and agents often wait at the arrivals gate. Note that Macau has separate immigration facilities and customs from mainland China. Almost all travellers must pass through immigration, even if they have arrived from Hong Kong or mainland China. The exception is passengers bound for Hong Kong or Shenzhen that have pre-booked the Express Link bus.
Macau International Airport opened in 1995 and handles over 5 million annual passengers. It's established as a hub for the country as well as becoming a popular alternative for passengers visiting nearby Hong Kong.