Macau, China, 27 Jan – Macau’s international airport, which is due to be extended at a cost of US$7.5 billion, is expected to receive up to 25 million passengers a year, more than doubling the current figure of six million, Portuguese news agency Lusa has reported.
According to Lusa, the Macau government is in the viability study phase of extending the airport, which was opened in 1995 and in 2005 received a total of 4.3 million passengers.
The plan for expanding the airport, which is a five-year project, includes lengthening its runway by around 600 meters in order to create a safety zone at the end of the runway.
The extension work will be carried out taking into account future adaptations of the airport for the technical and safety requirements of the Airbus A-380, which requires wider runways, taxiways and parking areas. (macauhub)