Macau: Malaysia Airlines starts flights between Kuala Lumpur and Macau on November 10

7 November 2007

Macau, China, 7 Nov – Malaysia Airlines is due to start four weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Macau next weekend, the company said.

Malaysia Airlines carried out flights between the two cities between 1995 and 1998 but these were suspended due to lack of demand.

The flights, which begin on Nov 10, will be carried out using a Boeing 737-100 with economy class tickets costing between 476 and 1,672 patacas.

Macau’s Airport Administration said, meanwhile that Macau’s international airport was used by 4.578 million passengers between January and October, a year on year increase of 11 percent.

Between January and October, over 44,000 aircraft movements were recorded, of 5 percent more than in the same period of 2006, 148,000 tons of cargo, 19 percent less, and 161 tons of airmail, 1 percent less.

Macau’s international airport last year received 4.9 million passengers, a figure which is likely to be exceeded in November.

For this year, the airport’s authorities expected to receive 5.2 million passengers but this target will be surpassed if the current monthly average is maintained. (macauhub)