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Air Macau
澳門航空
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IATA
NX
ICAO
AMU
Callsign
AIR MACAO
Founded 1994
Hubs Macau International Airport
Frequent flyer program CIP Club
Member lounge CIP Lounge
Fleet size 16
Destinations 15
Parent company China National Aviation Corporation (Macau) Company Limited
Headquarters Flag of Macau.svg Macau
Key people Gu Tiefei, Chairman
David Fei, CEO
Website http://www.airmacau.com.mo

Air Macau Company Limited (traditional Chinese: 澳門航空) is an airline headquartered in Macau.[1] It is the flag carrier of Macau, operating services to 12 destinations in mainland China, as well as regional international services. Its main base is Macau International Airport[2].

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History

The airline was established on 13 September 1994, and began commercial operations on 9 November 1995, with a flight from Macau to Beijing and Shanghai (prior to 1995, there was no air service to Macau other than the helicopter service). One-aircraft service between Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei began on 8 December 1995. The first pure-freighter service was launched on 7 October 2002, between Taipei and Shenzhen via Macau. Air Macau is owned by China National Aviation (CNAC) (51%), TAP Portugal (20%), STDM (14%), Eva Air (5%), the Government of Macau (5%) and Macau investors (5%) and employs 1,023 staff (at March 2007)[2]. Two companies controlled by Macau SAR's Chief Executive Edmund Ho have sold a combined 1.25 percent stake in financially troubled Air Macau to a unit of China flagship carrier Air China, Reuters reported during the week.

According to the report, the stake sale for an undisclosed sum was confirmed by sources at Air China, a unit of Air Macau's controlling shareholder - China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC).

Destinations

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Economy of Macau
Currency and Identity

Macanese Pataca
Banknotes · Coins

Monetary Authority

Resources

        Transport   Tourism     Postal        
        Port             Gambling   Airport

Companies

Air Macau       Sands Macao
Macau.com       Shun Tak Holdings

Other Macau topics
Culture&Demographics - Education - Economy
Geography - History - Politics&Gov.
Macau Portal

Fleet

Air Macau Airbus A321

The Air Macau passenger fleet consists of the following aircraft (at December 2009):[3]

Air Macau Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Business/Economy)
Routes
Airbus A300-600RF 2 Cargo Cargo Division
Airbus A319-100 5 122 (8/114) Short Haul
Airbus A320-200 2 150 (28/122) Short Haul
Airbus A321-100 4 178 (16/162) Short Haul
Airbus A321-200 3 178 (16/162) Short & Medium Haul
Total 16
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Retired Fleet

2 Boeing 727-100F were rented to provide air cargo service to Shenzhen and Taiwan from 2002 to 2006; both have returned to revenue service Transmile Air Services (and repainted from Air Macau livery). Both aircraft were replaced with 2 A300-600RF owned by Air Macau.

Taiwan Strait

More than 70% of Air Macau's revenue comes from transporting passengers across the Taiwan Strait to Macau. Every week, Air Macau has 72 round-trip flights scheduled between Macau and Taipei and 28 round-trip flights scheduled between Macau and Kaohsiung.

Air Macau offers a one-plane service for passengers traveling between Taiwan and Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, and other cities in the Chinese mainland. Although they must complete a brief transfer procedure in the Macau International Airport and wait for about 30 minutes with their carry-on luggage in the departure lobby, passengers can board the same plane once again and continue to their destination. Air Macau staff are also stationed to assist Taiwanese passengers in obtaining their PRC Entry Endorsement.

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ "Contact Us Service." Air Macau. Retrieved on 23 September 2009.
  2. ^ a b Flight International 27 March 2007
  3. ^ Air Macau fleet list at ch-aviation.ch. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
Air China Buys 1.25% Air Macau Stake [1]

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