Macau low-cost airline opens South Korea route

26 July 2007

Macau, China, 26 July – Budget airline Viva Macau has announced it is beginning three weekly fights to Pusan in South Korea.

The operator’s executive director, Con Korfiatis, said Wednesday that the new route to Pusan, South Korea’s second-largest city, was in response to growing Korean tourism to Macau.

Around 22 million overseas visitors came to Macau in 2006, some 162,000 of them from South Korea.

The Viva Macau executive said the airline will start a service to Sidney, Australia, on 16 August. Routes to Tokyo, Ho Chi Min City, Manila and Phuket will follow soon.

Viva Macau currently operates two Boeing 767 aircraft to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. (macauhub)