Air Macau posts profit of US$25 million in 2011

23 March 2012

Air carrier Air Macau posted profit of 200 million patacas (US$25 million) in 2011, the chief executive of the airline Adrian Zhu Songyan said Thursday in Macau, adding that this year the company would increase the number of seats it offers in executive class.

During the presentation of the airline’s first aircraft to be refurbished in the company’s hangar at Macau International Airport, Adrian Zhu said he was confident about the company’s future and added that the number of passengers this year was expected to increase by 5 to 10 percent, “as a result of growth of the mainland China market.”

Zhu announced that the company planned to hire more pilots from Europe, North America and Asia and crew from mainland China, Japan and South Korea.

The first of the airline’s aircraft to be refurbished, an Airbus A319, which was named Yellow River, has an executive class with 16 seats as compared to just eight seats previously. (macauhub)